I cannot delete print-jobs

written by Admin


Posted on 2013-12-12


Problem

I want to clear the print queue on my Windows 2003 Server, because there are some locked print jobs.

Solution

Login as Administrator.

Run command prompt (cmd.exe) and type:
net stop spooler
(now you cannot print)

Delete all files in C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\PRINTERS
(You are deleting the locked print job and any pending print job!)

In the command prompt type:
net start spooler
(now you can print again)

Done!

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