Disable Microsoft Windows Print Spooler On Tableau Server Windows Server Machines
Published: 11 Jul 2021 Last Modified Date: 13 Jul 2021
Does disabling the Windows Print Spooler service affect Tableau Server?
Since Tableau Server is not printing to a printer and is not using the Windows Print Spooler service, stopping Windows Print Spooler will not affect the running Tableau Server.
Disabling the Windows Print Spooler service will likely have an impact on print jobs, but not on Tableau Server. This service is responsible for managing print jobs getting sent to the printer client or print server. It allows users to delete print jobs that are in process and to manage print jobs that are currently waiting to be printed. For more information, see Print Spooler Service (Microsoft).