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reducing print spool size RRS feed

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  • Anyone have experience trying to reduce print spooler size?  Printing many copies in color seems really problematic, resulting in an spl file of over a gig from a windows 7 64 bit client to a 2003 server.  Here are my test cases.  They can all result in a print spool file of over a gig:

    windows photoviewer, 1 jpg, 40 copies  (paint works much better)

    word 2007 with 2 jpg's inserted, 40 copies

    acrobat reader (even version X) with an 87 page pdf with many pictures (uses all 4 gigs of physical memory during printing!)

    Unchecking 'enable advanced printing features' or checking 'print directly to the printer' solves some cases but not all of them.

     

    Monday, December 13, 2010 8:07 PM

Answers

  • The printers are kyocera, but I think we're just going to use hp drivers insead for the color printers.

     

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, January 7, 2011 3:27 AM
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:21 PM

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  • Try this hotfix which will be part of the Sp1:

    Poor performance occurs when you try to view print jobs in a queue on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 if the print queue has many print jobs

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983476


    Does it help?

    André


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, December 13, 2010 9:38 PM
  • Does it make the spool file smaller?  No.

     

     

    Monday, December 13, 2010 10:49 PM
  • but is it faster now? Why do you care about the size? Mostly because of performance issues ;)
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, December 13, 2010 11:14 PM
  • 1 gig spool files bring our print server to a crawl.

     

    Monday, December 13, 2010 11:16 PM
  • The printers are kyocera, but I think we're just going to use hp drivers insead for the color printers.

     

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, January 7, 2011 3:27 AM
    Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:21 PM