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ERROR: "Windows could not start the Print Spooler Service on Local Computer"

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

I cannot print from my Windows Virtual Machine.

On attempting to print from my Windows Virtual machine the following error messag is shown:

    "Windows could not start the Print Spooler Service on Local Computer"
    "Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"**

Cause

Windows misconfiguration

Print Spooler service is not started

Resolution

  1. Start your Virtual Machine

  2. Click on Start > type: services.msc

  3. Click on services to launch it

  4. Find Print Spooler service and restart it

  5. Restart the Virtual Machine

  6. Run a test print



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