If a DOS program, or any other program that prints to a port instead of
starting a print job using the Windows Print Spooler directly, prints to a
port on which you have a printer is installed, it will be redirected to that
print queue. Since it has no name for the print job, just data to the port,
it calls it "Remote Downlevel Document".
A search of the KB for "Remote Downlevel Document" would have answered your
This explains what it is:
Print Jobs to Windows NT Servers Named "Remote Downlevel Doc."
This explains that it could be a virus:
Zero-Byte Remote Downlevel Documents Appear in Print Queue
If someone could be printing from a DOS program, or any other program that
prints to a port, then that is something to look into. If not, it could very
well be a virus.
"lasso" wrote in message
>I have a HP laserjet printer connected to my PC and share it for other
> recently I found it always generate many unuseful print task named Remote
> Downlevel Document. Once this kind of task exists the printer can not
> anymore. I must delete spool file to clean these Remote Downlevel
> So what is Remte Downlevel Document?
> Why does it comes from? Is it cause by virus? I found these tasks were
> by some domain users on the other LAN.