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A way to log printing?

By ratherbfishing ·
Does anyone know of a way to log communication between a NT 4.0 server and a Hp printer (Jet Direct)? We have an application that uses Word to create and print documents as a background process. Occasionally after the print command is issued, the job just hangs. There are no erors in the NT event log. We suspect a communication problem. So far I have not dicovered a way to log printing activity except what shows up the the event viewer, which is not information.

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by rappenp In reply to A way to log printing?

You can setup Auditing on the N.T. Print Server. Then you can go into the Event log and see a entry for each print job that was submitted.
If your Print Server is overloaded right know you may want to rethink this because auditing in N.T. puts a load on the server

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by ratherbfishing In reply to A way to log printing?

I was looking for more detailed logging than auditing provides. Looks like I will have to set up Network Monitor and look at the packets. I was looking for reasons why printing failed.

Thanks

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by NetWill In reply to A way to log printing?

If you are printing from NT (svr or wks), go to the property of the printer and enable auditing on printing success and failure.

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by NetWill In reply to A way to log printing?

also, HP printer has event log too or you can configure syslog server.

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by ratherbfishing In reply to A way to log printing?

I was looking for more detailed logging than auditing provides. Looks like I will have to set up Network Monitor and look at the packets. I was looking for reasons why printing failed.

Thanks!

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