Restart Printer Spooler Service
Get to know more about restarting printer spooler service
The printer spooler service is a software program used to govern the printer jobs on the user systems. The user sends printing jobs to the printer through the printer spooler service. Hence the currently executing printing jobs would be present at the printer spooler program. The service is also responsible for managing various printing jobs that are currently being executed. The printer spooler will queue up printing jobs according to the priority while more number of printing works are there in the printer. Thus the printer spooler service possesses the ability to delete or cancel the printing work sent to the printer from the user system. The printer spooler should be turned on before executing the printing.
Here is more on restarting printer spooler service:
- Benefits of Printer Spooler Service
- Method to Restart Printer Spooler Service
- Points to Remember While Doing
Benefits of Printer Spooler Service
The printer spooler service is responsible for monitoring printing that is executed on the system. The printer spooler can manage printing jobs through tasks like cancelling the job, queuing the printing works upon the printer server, etc. The user can change the order of the printing jobs that are currently waiting at the spooler according to their need. Troubleshooting the printer spooler would solve most of the issues with the printer device on the system.
Method to Restart Printer Spooler Service
Follow the below mentioned steps to restart the printer spooler service. Click on 'Start' menu and then select 'Run' command option. Type "services.msc" in the text area provided at the run option without the quotes. Then click 'Ok' button and the services currently running on the system would display as a list in a window. Find the printer spooler service from the list and select the 'Stop' option. After the service has stopped, click on 'Start' option to restart the printer spooler service.
Printer spooler service is an important service running on user computers and the restart option of the spooler service should be done with more care. The absence of the printer spooler service at the services option prevents the user from restarting the option. Navigate to 'Control Panel' and find the services option in 'Administrative tools' section. Inside the window, the user can find the printer spooler service. Restart option should be done over the printer spooler while the users add a new printer to the system or while any issue occurs with the printer spooler or with the printer.
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