Friday, 4 September 2009

Windows: The ultimate way to get rid of stuck print jobs.

Sometimes print jobs get stuck for good. Users try to delete them and then the entire queue gets stuck too. I have many times tried to find a remedy for that and even attempted to reboot the Windows server in question without always achieving the desired result. Lately, my eyes were opened by a friend who showed me they way by following the steps shown below.

  1. Stop the Print Spooler service.
  2. Delete all files from %SystemRoot%\system32\spool\PRINTERS/.
  3. Start the Print Spooler Service again.

... and that does it.


Stazybο Hοrn said...

I just loved the Print Spoiler service.

Athanassios Bakalidis said...

Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas.