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Error "Windows cannot connect to the printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have 3 computers, all of them run Windows 7 (installed from 1 source CD). I install a printer in 1st computer and I can't connecting it from other 2 computers.

    The "Print Spooler" service is running properly. I figure out that when error message appeared, "Print Spooler" service switch off. I restart this service but still see error message.

    Please help me!

    Thank you very much!


    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Wednesday, July 31, 2013 3:34 PM off topic
    Monday, July 29, 2013 1:15 AM

Answers

  • If you are sharing the printer over the network make sure File and Printing is enabled.  Go to Network and Sharing Center > 'click' Change Adapter Setting ? 'right-click' your NIC Adapter and select Properties.  Make sure that "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is selected.  Also do this for the other computers.
    • Proposed as answer by CurtisJTrobaugh Monday, July 29, 2013 10:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 23, 2013 2:38 PM
    Monday, July 29, 2013 10:20 PM

All replies

  • If you are sharing the printer over the network make sure File and Printing is enabled.  Go to Network and Sharing Center > 'click' Change Adapter Setting ? 'right-click' your NIC Adapter and select Properties.  Make sure that "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is selected.  Also do this for the other computers.
    • Proposed as answer by CurtisJTrobaugh Monday, July 29, 2013 10:21 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, September 23, 2013 2:38 PM
    Monday, July 29, 2013 10:20 PM
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