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  • Spoof printing became unavailable after restarted server

    Hi,

    Can anyone help me on this? I'm new to server admin.

    After i restart my windows 2000 server, all the printers cannot print.

    They can still be detected by the users & can still install using network shared printers, but just can't print.

    I got an error message which is something like "a startdocprint is not called." or "a startdocprint call is not started". Can't remember exactly. This error message is shown when i try to print using Notepad.

    When i tried to print a test page, it just say its having trouble printing.

    I tried changing the printer settings to print directly to printer instead of spoofing & it can print.

    I think the spoof printing was somehow turned off after i restart server.

    Anyone know how to turn it back on? What's the service name?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Spoof printing became unavailable after restarted server

    I assume thats spool, not spoof ?

    Look for the printer spooler service and check its set to start automatically

    Tom
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Spoof printing became unavailable after restarted server

      Also check the security tab on the printer properties to make sure the users are allowed to print.
      Regards,
      Jeremy

      Network Consultant/Engineer
      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
      www.gma-cpa.com

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      • #4
        Re: Spool printing became unavailable after restarted server

        Hi guys,

        Thanks!!! Will check the settings when i'm at client site.

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        • #5
          Re: Spoof printing became unavailable after restarted server

          just like the last members wrote, the print service set to automatically start on the server will be a good starting point, if your still getting wierd things happening, try going to c:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\printers and deleting any print jobs that you might have just frozen in there, this worked for me with a wierd printer issue i was having not so long ago

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