Print Spooler Reset PowerShell Script

Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 8224
Released: Aug 5, 2013
Updated: Aug 12, 2013 by latrix
Dev status: Stable Help Icon


Application Print-reset.ps1
application, 251K, uploaded Aug 5, 2013 - 8224 downloads

Release Notes

Print Spooler Reset PowerShell script
Supports only Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2/ Terminal Servers/Remote Desktop Server Host machines.
This tool will not run on Servers with Print Role installed.

It’s not signed yet so need to set the PowerShell Execution Policy using command:
1. Start PowerShell in Admin mode
2. Type following command
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Following command resets print environment to out of box:
print-reset.ps1 -full

Following command corrects common printing issues:
print-reset.ps1 -light

The following command line switches are supported
-light Light Mode - Corrects common printing issues
-full Full mode - Resets spooler service and print registry keys to defaults
-force Do not prompt for confirmation
-quiet Do not display console output

A log is created automatically and saved in %windir%\printreset

Reviews for this release

This worked great! Downloaded the script, ran PowerScript as admin, executed the commands as instructed on the page. Only difference is that I prefixed references to the script with the download location.
by jhinnant58 on Sep 26, 2016 at 4:37 PM
Good grief, thank you! - I'd been fighting strange spooler behavior for a few weeks. This, on full mode, finally fixed the issue. Not sure how the print spooler gets messed up but it was and now it is better. Win 7 Enterprise x64. I can print again!
by StuartChavez on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM
this is helpful. anyway not to delete adobe pdf and cutepdf writer in device and printer?
by jrng89 on Mar 7, 2015 at 5:52 AM
This was very helpful.
by billysug on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:49 PM
Confused - all I have downloaded is a notepad file. That is not going to help fix my printer spooler problem???
by klwicks on Oct 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM