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Disable Print Job Notification in Event Viewer (Windows NT/2000/XP)

By default Windows NT server adds an entry in the event log for every print job occurring on the spooler. This can quickly fill up the event log with redundant information.

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To disable this function, change the DWORD value for EventLog to "0".

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|EventLogREG_DWORD0x00000000 (0)|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Providers]
Value Name: EventLog
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable)

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Last modified: March 26, 2002