Windows Server 2008 Printing Error: “Error Spooling”

Problem:  Printing to a shared printer on my Windows Server 2008 machine.  I send the print job to it and I will get an “error spooling message in the queue.  Doesn’t matter if it’s a test page or a large document.  All print jobs fail regardless.  The print spooler service was running and checked the server logs and couldn’t find any errors.

Solution: After restarting the printer spooler service without any luck, I started looking into reinstalling the printer driver.  As I was trying to find the setup files for the printer driver, I noticed that the C: drive had no space left.   I freed up over a gig of space and printing resumed without any trouble.

4 thoughts on “Windows Server 2008 Printing Error: “Error Spooling”

  1. Thanks ! You just saved my life… And of course that is the only server where our monitoring module failed… so no clue that there was no space anymore on C: …

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