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Windows 7: Can't make the "Clear Print Spooler" work right

26 Dec 2013   #1
blockie

 
Can't make the "Clear Print Spooler" work right

I created a system of clearing the print spooler in a W7 standard user account. It consists of a file I found on the internet "Clear Print Spooler.bat" and a shortcut "Clrear Print Spooler" that I put into the desktop of a standard users account. the text of the batch file is as follows:

------@echo off
echo.
echo Purging the print queue . . .
net stop Spooler
echo Deleting all print jobs . . .
ping localhost -n 4 > nul
del /q %SystemRoot%\system32\spool\printers\*.*
net start Spooler
echo Done!
ping localhost -n 4 > nul -------

the shortcut has admin privilege by selecting Properties.......Advanced and putting a check in "run as admin".
This works fine if in the admin account. But put it into a "standard users" account and the UAC is displayed and the user must input the Admin PW. This is the action I would like to get rid of, ie: the UAC and PW.


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26 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

you probably would have to go into the assign user rights area in administrative tools to give the standard user the rights to the print spooler.
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26 Dec 2013   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure if this will help but have a look at this freeware software StalledPrinterRepair I have used it for several years now http://www.fantasticfreeware.com/?page_id=2451

Jerry
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17 Jan 2014   #4
blockie

 

Bongo,

I downloaded and installed the print spool fixer you recommended. Worked fine in the ADMIN account only. Wold not worrk in a standard account unless the ADMIN password was provided. so I went to the properties of the spool fixer and added everyone to the security tab. Full priviledge was assinged to everyone. Still required the ADMIN password. Can I make the Spool fixer work for a standard user? How?
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17 Jan 2014   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Did you you the portable or installed version?

Jerry
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17 Jan 2014   #6
blockie

 

I don't know which one I installed. I used the top download out of the four options. How do I tell what veresion? My system is 32bit.
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17 Jan 2014   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Hi blockie

I tried to make it work with a standard account and could not sorry, I am guessing it's a Permissions problem but not sure what. I think you are using the portable one.

Jerry
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19 Jan 2014   #8
blockie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
you probably would have to go into the assign user rights area in administrative tools to give the standard user the rights to the print spooler.
I have tried everything else with no luck.
I guess I should do as you suggested but am uncomfortable getting into admin tools. Could you give me a click by click?
Thanks,
Bill
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