Sunday, June 23, 2013

printer spooler service is not running

Print spooler service works to give the print command to printer. Most of the viruses and Trojans does target to corrupt the spooler service most of the time, they can also corrupt the registry setting of print spooler, spoolsv.exe and other .dll files.  because Print spooler services is only the one service that will effect most of the users, then users want to take print however they getting the error message “Print spooler service has stopped please restart the servic, the local print spooler is not running. please restart the spooler, win8 print spooler repair Windows 8, spooler fix it tools for windows xp, print spooler problems free help, How to fix print spooler problem in win xp win vista win 7 win 8. can’t start print spooler windows 7, printer spooler printers are missing and spooler not running
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After completion please Restart your computer, and then problem will be fixed

Don’t worry about this error message here is the proper solution for these type of spooler problems. after this fix your problem will be solved,  Your spooler will be repaired automatically, and get start, it will restore the spooler service as per default stage, which they does usually.
Method -2
The print spooler is set up to restart 5 times after a failure. If the spooler continues to fail, there is an underlying issue causing it to fail.
Go to: c:\windows\system32\spool\printers
Delete all files inside this folder.
Try and restart the spooler and monitor the event log to see if it is still failing.
If it is still failing, the issue is a corrupt printer driver.
Go to: c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers
If your OS is 32 Bit go to : W32X86
If your OS is 64 bit go to : x64

Delete all files in this folder and reinstall your printer.
Restart the spooler service
The first step is to try and restart the spooler service. There are a couple of ways to do this. You should first try and start it via the command prompt. If that doesn't work, then you will need to take a look at the services control panel.
Restart via command prompt
Click Start and type "cmd" into the quick search box and hit enter. For XP users: Start -> Run, then type "cmd" and hit enter.
In the command prompt, type the following: "net start spooler" and hit enter.
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Now check if you can print. If not, move on to the next step.
Check the spooler service in Control Panel
Open Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services
Locate the print spooler service. You want to ensure that this service is running and has a startup type of automatic. If this is not the case, you can double click on the service and start it by clicking the "Start" button.
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If the spooler still has problems, you can try the next steps.
Check Firewall
If your print spooler service is running or appears to be running but you cannot print, it is possible that a firewall configuration could be blocking your printer. Generally if this is the case, you would receive a message similar to: "Printer Properties cannot be displayed. The Print Spooler is not Running".
Test this by temporarily turning off your firewall. If you can now print, then it is the firewall causing the issue and you will need to add an exception for your printer (IP) to the firewall.
If you still have no luck, you can try the next step.
Check the Spools Folder
Some users are not able to restart their printer until they remove files in the spool printer folders. This folder is located at:
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We do not recommend deleting any files from this folder. Instead you can move the files to a different location or rename them. Then try restarting the print spooler service. If this still does not work, you may need to re-install the printer drivers. At this point you should also scan your system to ensure it is free from viruses and malware.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Error Alter failed for Login sa

Alter failed for Login sa. Cannot set a credential for principal 'sa'. - Error encountered in SQL Server

Recently when i worked with SQL Server security, i encountered with one error while trying to modify 'SA' account properties. The exception details looks following,
Alter failed for Login sa. Cannot set a credential for principal 'sa'.
Also you can see the image below for the same.

The fix for the error is the option "Map to Credential" is checked in the "General" tab of the Login Properties Page as mentioned below,