Global Print Job Priority

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Change NT servers global print job priority.

In NT Server 4.0, one can change global print job priority:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print
Name: SchedulerThreadPriority
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1 Above normal priority
Value: 0 normal (default) priority
Value: ffffffff Below normal priority

Restart the computer or restart the Spooler service to make the change take effect. To restart the Spooler service, type the following at a command prompt:

net stop spooler
net start spooler

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