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Restart printer spooler in Win 9x/ME?

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i'm trying to do a script that sets the printer port of a printer

so far i've figured out to do it via editing the registry

apparently for NT based platforms, it requires restarting of the spooler, ("net stop spooler", then "net start spooler" in the command prompt) for the settings to take effect.

i want to do the same for the Win9x/ME platforms, but seems that "net stop/start spooler" is not an accepted command.

Anyone can tell me what i should do to go about it?


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In Win 9x/ME services are not possible.

"spool32.exe" do the printer spooling thing

You can found it in "drive:\windir\system\spool32.exe"

It is only active for the spooling time when you start a printjob.

So your script should work without any commands.

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@Westi

I just tested the script and checked, my file isn't printing to the file port.

I'm including the script below to make things clearer:

$printer_name = "HP OfficeJet"
$printer_port = "FILE:"

RegWrite("HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\" & $printer_name, "Port", "REG_SZ", $printer_port)

;the code here below is actually meant for NT based systems to restart the spooler
;restarting the spooler makes the changes to the registry take effect immediately for the above case. It doesn't work for Win 9x/ME platforms
RunWait("Net Stop Spooler", "", @SW_HIDE)
RunWait("Net Start Spooler", "", @SW_HIDE)

I've looked thru MSDN and other knowledge bases, which mentioned a little of WMI with regards to the writing of printer drivers to the registry.

Do I need to use WMI as well to make the changes take effect?


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