Return to Printer

What part of the Windows operating system is responsible for receiving print jobs from applications and forwarding them to the printer?

A) Printer driver

B) Print spooler

C) Rendering process

D) Print Manager

E) The bad evil part

The answer: B) Print spooler

The print spooler is an important middle-man in the printing process. Without the spooler, each application would need its own system to communicate directly to the printer.

Want to know more? Watch “Troubleshooting Printing.”

Troubleshooting a printing problem can be one of the most frustrating tasks you’ll encounter. There are a lot of “moving parts” associated with the printing process, but understanding the fundamentals can greatly improve your chances for success. In this video, you’ll learn how to manage print jobs, reset the print spooler, print test pages, and adjust printer properties and settings.