Windows 2003 standard... list of printers vanish... add printer spits out error message which is expected cause the spooler service goes down after running like minutes.
rpc is running.
everything else is ok.
nothing suspicious on event viewer... or services...
won't even start in safe mode !
running out of dice here...
anybody ever run into same horror and survive ?
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probably a printer driver issue, try renaming C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86 and create an empty one
then doing a net start spooler
if it stays running delete any listed printers and try re-adding them.
There was an error message but it just announcement of the unexpected failing print spooler (event id .
How do you mean enabling error message ? Is there a debug mode on event viewer for print spooler ?
There's no HP printer related program on that server. There's only HP insight, HP integrated mgmt and HP array config.
I take your logic of copying and eliminating to the registry.
And I think I nailed it...
It's the printer bloody monitor (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Monitors).
Soon as I wiped it out (after I backit up of course)... the add printer button came to life complete with the printers but they are still in offline mode.
All I have to do is export import the monitors till most of them are online, the rest I reinstal mimicing existing configuration.
So far the spooler has not been down yet.
By the way there's a tool called printer spooler fix which looks so promising but it's not free.