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Print Spooler service stops unexpectedly in Windows 7 and not starts until registry settings are modified... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Some of our Windows 7 users are experiencing printing problems because print spooler service often stop working on their computers. When it is tried to start print spooler service, error appears and service could not be started. After analysis of Windows registry it is found that when the value at the following location

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\ PRINTERS
    VALUE OF "RegisterSpoolerRemoteRpcEndPoint" 

    is 1 print spooler service could not be started. When this value is changed from 1 to 0. Then print spooler service can be started in services.msc.

    Same settings have been applied through GPO. However, issue is still being faced on various PCs.

    Please if any one can provide some working solution...

    Regards,

    Muhammad Tayyab

    • Edited by Fast Rider Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:34 PM
    Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:25 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Can you check if the registry value is changed as expected when you apply the following policy?

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers\Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections

    You can run gpupdate /force to make it effective.

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    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:58 AM
    Friday, September 20, 2013 11:04 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Can you check if the registry value is changed as expected when you apply the following policy?

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers\Allow Print Spooler to accept client connections

    You can run gpupdate /force to make it effective.

    If you have any feedback on our support, please click here


    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TS Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:58 AM
    Friday, September 20, 2013 11:04 AM
  • Hi,

    Any update?

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    Alex Zhao
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:56 AM