Is there a Maximum File Size set by Windows Print Servers?

Jimmy E. Martial 1 Reputation point

Is there a Maximum File Size set by Windows Print Servers? And if so, is it based on OS version?

Windows Server Printing
Windows Server Printing
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Printing: Printer centralized deployment and management, scan and fax resources management, and document services
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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 4,386 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi,@Jimmy E. Martial

    Windows print server does not have a maximum file size limit,.

    As long as the program that initiates printing can open the file normally, it can print normally.

    Best Regards,
    Wesley Li

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  2. Alan Morris 1,156 Reputation points

    You mean like spool file size?

    You can do more than 4gig jobs but don't.

    Normally for wide format devices.

    If you have plotters you already know how large the spool files can be.

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  3. Jimmy E. Martial 1 Reputation point

    @Alan Morris , I just wanted to know if MS Windows Print Servers had any restrictions on print job sizes in general. Not specific to the spooled size.
    So for instance, if a user were to send a 5MB.pdf job to a printer if MS Print Server would reject it due to a size limitation is all.
    But I think I get the answer is there is no file size limitation based on the recent responses.


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  4. Alan Morris 1,156 Reputation points

    That is correct, the spooler is not checking the size of the spool file and does not have any capabilities to reject jobs due to size, or copies, or color content.

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