Event ID 2008 — LPR Service Status

Updated: November 30, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Line Printer Remote (LPR) service enables the computer to print to a printer or print server that uses the Line Print Daemon (LPD) service, which is commonly used by UNIX servers.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 2008
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Spooler-LPRMON
Version: 6.0
Message: The Line Printer Remote (LPR) print monitor failed to start because it reported an error while attempting to initialize the LPR Helper DLL.


Check the spool folder

To resolve this issue, perform the following tasks:

  • Make sure that the spool folder is available and has enough available disk space.
  • Confirm that the spool folder has the necessary permissions:
    • System - Full Control
    • Administratiors - Full Control
    • Users - Read & execute; List folder contents; Read
    • TrustedInstaller - List folder contents
  • If the spool folder is encrypted, make sure that the Print Spooler service has the proper key to access the folder.


To verify that you resolved the problem, print the document again to a shared printer that uses the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service. This tests printing using the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service on the client computer.

LPR Service Status

Printing Infrastructure