Where The Printouts Are

You’re trying to print some documents, but you notice that all of the print jobs are sitting in the queue. You suspect that the print spooler might be having problems, so you’d like to reset the spooler. In which of these options can you find the controls for the print spooler?

A) Control Panel

B) msconfig

C) Services

D) Printer properties

E) I’m almost certain the bar next to the pool has some spoolers on ice. Let me go check.

The answer: C) Services

The print spooler runs as a service, so you’ll find all of the controls for stopping and starting the service in the Windows Services console.

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