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Keep a copy of everything you print

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To keep a copy of everything you print

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the printer you want to set, click Properties, and then click the Advanced tab.

  3. Select the Keep printed documents check box.

  4. If you have compatibility problems with your printing, clear the Enable advanced printing features check box.


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

  • If you keep printed documents in the spool, carefully monitor the spool folder and the available disk space.

  • To purge all printed documents from the spool, clear the Keep printed documents check box (default).

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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