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How large can print spool grow on a Windows 2008 R2 Server?

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How can I find out how large the print spool can grow on a Windows 2008 R2 Server?  What does this even mean?  Is there a setting somewhere that can be changed?  Thanks!
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The print spool folder itself consists of all of the spool files for all of the printers on that server.  It can grow until it runs your C drive out of space.  You do have the option to move it to another drive to prevent that from happening.  

  Are you having a problem with large print jobs?  If so, then the following link gives some good insight on large print jobs.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2008/06/20/working-with-very-large-print-jobs.aspx

  What problem are you trying to solve?
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