I am trying to move the print spooler folder to the E:\ drive. But it gives an error, can't save server settings, access denied. I am accessing the server properties using the print management console. Actually that was the only way I could access them. How do I move the folder?
Sorry, this does not work for me. I have Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and try to move the spool directory in the Printer Server properties. I typed E:\spool but I get the same error as bateslabel in his post "Cant save server settings, access denied".
Logged on as Administrator, created the directory E:\Spool etc, - But no way to get this simple thing done!
Need urgent help.
After HOURS of trying, I found a solution - IS THIS A BUG or BY DESIGN????:
In the Print server properties - Advanced - type: <DriveLetter>:\\<New Print spooler location>
To move the spooler from C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS to D:\PRINTspooler type the following:
the 2 backslashes after the drive letter make all the difference?!?!
Here's the instructions for changing the spool file directory. This does not change any print queue information.
Instructions for older operating systems below. From Print Management, Right click the server name and select Properties
Alan Morris formerly with Windows Printing Team