Can't delete items from print queue Windows Server 2008

Mar 12, 2012 - by Ian Hasell

Handy tip for manually removing items from print queue when nothing else will seem to work.
Stop the print spooler service, delete all files in the printers folder and restart the spooler service. Here's how:
1. On the taskbar, click Start, and then click Run.
2. Enter the following:
net stop spooler (and hit enter)
3. Delete all files in the following folder:
C:\Windows\System32\Spool\Printers
4. Once the spool files are deleted, start the spooler again:
net start spooler
Voila