RpcAbortPrinter (Opnum 21)

RpcAbortPrinter aborts the currently spooling print document.

 DWORD RpcAbortPrinter(
   [in] PRINTER_HANDLE hPrinter

hPrinter: A handle to a printer object or port object that was opened by RpcAddPrinter (section, RpcAddPrinterEx (section, RpcOpenPrinter (section, or RpcOpenPrinterEx (section

Return Values: This method MUST return zero (ERROR_SUCCESS) to indicate successful completion or a nonzero Windows error code to indicate failure [MS-ERREF].

Upon receiving this message, the server MUST validate parameters as follows:

  • Perform the validation steps that are specified in PRINTER_HANDLE Parameters (section This method SHOULD assume that the handle to the printer or port object can be used without further access checks.

  • Verify that a job has been associated with hPrinter by using RpcStartDocPrinter, and if that verification fails, return ERROR_SPL_NO_STARTDOC [MS-ERREF].

If parameter validation fails, the server MUST fail the operation immediately and return a nonzero error response to the client. Otherwise, the server MUST process the message and compose a response to the client as follows:

  • The current job is aborted. If it is in spool stage, spooling MUST stop. If it is in printing stage, printing MUST stop.

  • Modify the job object to indicate that the job has been aborted.

  • Delete the spool file, if one exists.

  • Delete the job object.

  • Modify the list of jobs to exclude this deleted job.

  • Return the status of the operation.