Print Spooler (Spooler) Service on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Print Spooler (Spooler)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Print Spooler"?

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A

"Print Spooler (Spooler)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that spools print jobs and handles interaction with the printer. If you turn off this service, you won’t be able to print or see your printers.

Detailed information on "Print Spooler" service:

Service name: Spooler
Display name: Print Spooler
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
Dependencies:
   HTTP Service
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Print Spooler" service is provided by the spoolsv.exe program, which has the following properties:

Name: spoolsv.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
Description: Spooler SubSystem App
File version: 6.3.9600.17415
Size: 808 KB (827,392 bytes)
Modified: Tuesday, ‎October ‎28, ‎2014, ‏‎8:54:15 PM

Disabling "Print Spooler" service should not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not using printers on the system, you can disable "Print Spooler" to improve system performance and security.

 

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