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    The Print Spooler service (spoolsv.exe) in Windows is a very simplistic process with an important job, yet due to its nature can often encounter exceptions and be terminated… through no fault of its own, most commonly. As with every other service in Windows, it is started and stopped through the Service...
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    Previously I have described how the spooler process can fall over due to any 3rd party module loaded into it: http://blogs.technet.com/mrsnrub/archive/2009/04/24/who-is-more-the-spool-the-spool-or-the-spool-who-follows-the-spool.aspx With Windows 7, and more importantly Windows Server 2008 R2, we have...