Event ID 4005 — LPD Service Status

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The TCP/IP Print Server service (LPDSVC), also known as the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service, enables UNIX-based computers or other computers that are using the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service to print to shared printers on this server.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 4005
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Spooler-LPDSVC
Version: 6.0
Message: The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) service received a print job from %1 in an unsupported print format. This can occur if the printer driver on the client is configured to use a print data type that is unsupported by this printer. The document may not print correctly as a result.


Choose a supported data type

The data type of the print job is not supported. Jobs may not print correctly until this is configured correctly. To resolve this issue, use the following procedure:

  1. On the server that is hosting the affected printer, right-click the printer, click Run as administrator (if applicable), and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Print Processor.
  3. In the Print Processor dialog box, select the appropriate data type.
  4. Try again to print the document.



To verify that you resolved the problem, on a client computer, print a document to the shared printer that uses the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service.

LPD Service Status

Printing Infrastructure