Printer Timing

This value determines how long the port thread waits before giving up, pausing
the current print job, and moving to the next print job.

Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print
Value: 24,000 msecs default 4mins

FastPrintThrottleTimeout type REG_DWORD Range:
Milliseconds, Default: 2,000 (2 seconds) When JobPrintsWhilstSpooling is enabled, some printers pause if
they don’t receive data for a timeout period (usually 15 seconds for a
Postscript printer). To counteract this, the spooler throttles back on data sent
to the printer when FastPrintSlowDownThreshold is reached. At that point,
FastPrintThrottleTimeout causes 1 byte per defined period to be sent to
the printer until the threshold defined by FastPrintSlowDownTheshold is exceeded.

FastPrintSlowDownThreshold type REG_DWORD Range:
Milliseconds, Default: FastPrintWaitTimeout divided by

NetPrinterDecayPeriod type REG_DWORD Range:
Milliseconds, Default: 3,600,000 (1 hour) Specifies how long to cache a network
printer. The cache is used to present the list of printers to the browser.

PortThreadPriority type REG_DWORD Default: 0 Allows
you to set the priority of the port threads. These are the threads that send the
output to the printers. Valid values are:
0 (Normal)
1 (Above
0xFFFFFFFF (Below normal)

SchedulerThreadPriority type REG_DWORD Default: 0 The
priority of a thread determines the order in which it is scheduled to run on the
processor. Valid values are:
0 (Normal)
1 (Above normal)
(Below normal)

SpoolerPriority type REG_DWORD
Default: 0 Sets the priority class for the print spooler. Valid values are:
1 (Above normal)
0xFFFFFFFF (Below normal)

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Print to a file
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Restrict the ability to add
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Hide shared printer
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Submit print jobs to wait afterhours to print
Print Server Migration Utility

NT Parallel Port
Thread Priority

how long the port thread waits before giving up

Control printer popup messages

Printer Available

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install a network printer only once for all users of the NT workstation

HP Web JetAdmin

Allow Print Operators
to add a printer

and Drop Printing

Add a
printer failed with message “Operation could not be completed. The RPC server is

Don’t Get
Notified When Remote Documents Are Printed

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