Pause or resume printing all documents

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

To pause or resume printing all documents

To pause, or resume printing on the printer, you must have the Manage Printers permission, which is one of several printer permissions.

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the printer for which you want to pause or resume printing, and then click Pause Printing.

    When you pause printing, the document currently printing will finish, and then no documents will print until you resume printing.

    A check mark appears next to Pause Printing when the printer is paused. To clear the check mark and resume printing, click Pause Printing again.


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

  • You can also open the print queue in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking See what's printing under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics.

  • For more information on administering printers from the command line, see Related Topics.

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.

See Also


View documents waiting to print
Change the printing priority of documents waiting to print
Assigning printer permissions