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By Tim Marshall - Houston ·
What is the best method/tool to use to monitor who is using a particular printer.

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by LandoTek In reply to Printer Auditing

It depends on your printer. Some manufacturers (we use Ricoh) have their own software which can track copies/user information.
Otherwise, there are a number of software products which are designed for implementing print quotas and billing, such asPaperCut (http://www.papercut.biz/gindex.htm) Since Win2000 doesn't have its own print auditor, we are looking at purchasing PaperCut.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Printer Auditing

Tim:
Well, the print jobs are all written to the Windows NT/2K print server in the System Event log, with an Event ID of 10. So, you could just parse out the Event ID 10 codes from your log, format them in something, and there you go!
Personally, I found a great Event Viewer log parser called Event Log View from Engagent. The URL about this product is here:
www.engagent.com/Products/productsinfo.asp?product=Event+Log+View
(please remove any spaces)

You can all logs on 2 separate machinesfor free with the free download. Any more machines, and you have to pay for it. This is an easy product to build your own queries based off the Event Viewer logs. So, you could build a custom query, looking for Event ID 10 in the System log off of your print server. You can filter by date, time and a bunch of other stuff. Try it out.

hope this helps

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by flan In reply to Printer Auditing

if it is a windows server, it already tells you who prints at what time. but if you want detailed information you can turn on auditing by going to the locay sercurity settings in the admin tools of w2k

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