print spooler error on 2008R2

Posted on 2014-08-01
Last Modified: 2015-03-03
I keep getting a print spooler error and I can not delete any of the printers as the spooler will only stay online for a few seconds.


Any advise?

Question by:DIBSI
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    How long do you have to work with the spooler after resetting the Print Spool service (services.msc)?

    I have had to get around a buggy spooler once by having my devices/printers dialog open and ready to go...  Start/Restart spooler service, quickly jump back to printers, select a printer, and rather that trying to remove the printer there, click 'Print Server Properties'. Capture.PNGCapture2.PNG
    Use that dialog to uninstall drivers and remove printers. If the spooler service terminates/stops before you can finish, you may need to restart it (again) and then quickly save your changes. The dialog box should stay open if the service stops - it just may not save unless the service is running.


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