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Print Jobs Stuck in Que

Hi Folks,

How do I address Print Jobs stuck in the QUE..
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Rollout1999
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Rollout1999
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Shahnawaz AhmedTechnical Services SpecialistCommented:
How much times its been past?
Could you please restart the spooler service on the printer server? It will reset all the jobs
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Shahnawaz AhmedTechnical Services SpecialistCommented:
Print Spooler Service **
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
net stop spooler
cd C:\windows\system32\spool\printers
del *.* /F
net start spooler

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Save the above as emptyPrinterQueue.bat, then run it every time you need to clear the printer's queue.

HTH,
Dan
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Joe JenkinsCommented:
You may have to take this a step farther and stop the Print Spooler service and then navigate to:
C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS

Delete the contents of that folder and start the Print Spooler service again.

You can also do it form the command line:

net stop spooler <enter>
del /F /Q C:\Windows\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* <enter>
net start spooler <enter>

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**Edit: I see after I hit submit, Dan posted essentially the same thing.  The batch file is a step that you don't have to take but not be a bad idea if this is something that happens semi-often on a machine.  Leave the file somewhere you know where it is so you can fix it quickly next time.
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hecgomrecCommented:
Any of the above commands you are going to run them from an elevated CMD.

And if you decide to save the commands on a .bat file you will have to run it as an Administrator too.
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Rollout1999Author Commented:
Thank you All!
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