Where is printer spool data going and why?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Print / Fax / Scan' started by developer28, May 16, 2011.

  1. developer28

    developer28 Guest

    Hi,

    I am debugging an issue for my product and it is important to me where
    the printer spool data is going. All my machines are Windows 7.

    When i give a print for a particular printer from one Windows 7
    machine, the spool data goes to
    C:\windows\system32\spool\printers.

    On another Windows 7 machine the spool data goes to c:\windows
    \system32\spool\servers\abcprint

    Here "abcprint" is the name of the server i believe.

    Another thing to note is that procmon traces show that the data going
    into the spool\printers directory is something of the form
    SPL49FE.tmp.

    Where as the one going into the spool\servers directory is of the form
    00025.SPL.


    BottomLine: I want to know why the data goes to spool\printers in some
    cases and spool\servers\servername in others even though the printer
    is the same and i configure the printer from the same location.

    Thanks for any help.

    Regards.
     
    developer28, May 16, 2011
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