Microsoft KB Archive/248637

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Cannot Start the Spooler Service on Terminal Server, Error 0012 Message Appears

ID: Q248637

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition


When you are using Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, you may not be able to start the Spooler service and you may receive the following error message:

Error 0012 - The Access code is invalid.


To resolve this issue, delete all the files in the C:\Wtsrv\System32\Spool\Printers folder and then restart the spooler.

Additional query words: Win NT Server

Keywords : nt Win
Version : winnt:4.0
Platform : winnt
Issue type : kbprb

Last Reviewed: December 16, 1999
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