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  • Question

  • I want to give certain parameters to spoolsv.exe through services.msc in order to make it start 5 minutes after startup!

    I should be sth like \t or something, is that possible?

    Thank you!!
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:44 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    I’m not sure if you’re trying to use services.msc – print spooler – Startup type “Automatic (Delayed Start)” to realize this purpose. If so, unfortunately, I don’t think a time parameter can be given and saved for this function.

     

    Delayed Auto Start does not provide any time guarantee for when a delayed service will start after the boot process finishes.

     

    For your reference, if you want to write a script to get this function, the following forum from MSDN may help:

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=120&SiteID=1

     

    Let me know if I misunderstood your concern.

     

    Cheers,

    Lionel

     

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 6:00 AM
  • Thanx for your reply! “Automatic (Delayed Start)” won't work for spoolsv.exe, however I managed to do it under Task Scheduler.

    Set spoolsv.exe to Manual from services.msc, created a rule in Task Scheduler "start spoolsv.exe on user connect" with parameteres -s -t 300.

    Works like a charm!

    I'm doing it as a workaround for an AV issue I have, it won't be permanent, so I was really looking for a quick solution Smile


    Thursday, May 1, 2008 11:16 AM

All replies

  • Well it seems to be: -s -t 300, but I can't save this option through services.msc.

    Any ideas I could set it to be permanent?
    • Proposed as answer by rcamMA Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:15 AM
    Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:11 PM
  • Hello,

     

    I’m not sure if you’re trying to use services.msc – print spooler – Startup type “Automatic (Delayed Start)” to realize this purpose. If so, unfortunately, I don’t think a time parameter can be given and saved for this function.

     

    Delayed Auto Start does not provide any time guarantee for when a delayed service will start after the boot process finishes.

     

    For your reference, if you want to write a script to get this function, the following forum from MSDN may help:

     

    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=120&SiteID=1

     

    Let me know if I misunderstood your concern.

     

    Cheers,

    Lionel

     

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 6:00 AM
  • Thanx for your reply! “Automatic (Delayed Start)” won't work for spoolsv.exe, however I managed to do it under Task Scheduler.

    Set spoolsv.exe to Manual from services.msc, created a rule in Task Scheduler "start spoolsv.exe on user connect" with parameteres -s -t 300.

    Works like a charm!

    I'm doing it as a workaround for an AV issue I have, it won't be permanent, so I was really looking for a quick solution Smile


    Thursday, May 1, 2008 11:16 AM