Print Spooler Service Unexpectedly Terminating (Module: DKADTPLANG.DLL)

Eric Yevtushok 1 Reputation point

After performing routine Windows Server 2019 updates on 04/09/2022, the server started experiencing remote printing issues. This server has the Remote Desktop Services role enabled and I am getting a Print Spooler service failure. After restarting the service, within 1 minute, the server events report the following:

  1. "The Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly" [Error ID 1000]
  2. "Faulting application name: spoolsv.exe, version: 10.0.17763.2746, time stamp: 0x8c939ce6
    Faulting module name: DKADTPLANG.DLL, version:, time stamp: 0x51f8bcb7
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000157330
    Faulting process id: 0x1f68
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d84dcccdba761b
    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\DKADTPLANG.DLL
    Report Id: f4601580-feb1-4766-88ec-8f8815a176e6
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:" [Error ID 7034]

After uninstalling KB5011551 and KB5010473, the service stabilized and did not terminate. I also ran a SFC & DISM scans, but they did not resolve anything.
I ran routine updates again on 04/23/2022 and new KBs were installed. The same issue came back, but this time related to different KBs. After uninstalling KB5012119 (and KB5012158/KB5012636), the service stabilized and stopped terminating unexpectedly.
One strange thing about the uninstallation of KB5012636, it required a server restart that took almost 30 minutes for the reboot the finish the updates.

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  1. Alan Morris 1,026 Reputation points

    This file is a Language Monitor for one of the print drivers.

    You can usually disable the software by unchecking the Bidirectional support setting in printer Properties/Ports.

    This type of software has been killing the print system for decades. Normally vendors include this detect installed accessories then auto configure the print queue.

    I've only ever liked pjlmon. I would rather be in the drivers seat and configure my printers.


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