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Enable or disable notifying users when printing completes

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To enable or disable notifying users when printing completes

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Click File, click Server Properties, and then click the Advanced tab.

  3. To enable or disable notifying users when their print jobs finish printing, select or clear the Notify when remote documents are printed check box.

  4. Stop and restart the spooler service, or reboot the server.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • When the Group Policy setting Notify Computer, not User is enabled, the computer that originated the print job is notified, even if the user who submitted the print job has logged off and another user has logged on.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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