Posted 25 July 2007 - 01:43 PM
I have a Windows server 2003 box that serves as both a domain controller and a print server in my organization. The issue is with the print spooler service, sometimes the service will crash which requires it to be rstarted through the services.msc. My problem is that whenever I have to restart the print spooler I also have to restart the TCP/IP print server service since it is dependent on the spooler service, however, I most times have to go through this process 3 or 4 times before printing capability is restored. My question is do I have to have the TCP/IP print server service running in order to use the box as a print server? All the printers in the office are installed and shared on the machine. I have a suspicion that the TCP/IP service is what is causing me to have to restart the spooler several times before restoring printing. In my last position, we didn't use that service we only used the spooler service. What, if any, function does the TCP/IP print server service provide?
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