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Monitoring what users are printing

By redmonds ·
Okay guys and gals, I need a way to go back and see what jobs a network printer has printed or a way to see what documents a specific workstation has printed. Is there a way to do this? What is the simplest way to do this if so?

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Simplest method

by GuruOfDos In reply to Monitoring what users are ...

Define a separator page for each workstation. Put all the network printers in YOUR office, and voila! Problem solved!

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Grand Central Station

by Don_C In reply to Simplest method

I presonaly would not like to work in that office but im curious GOD. is there a script that could be written to do what he's asking

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An alternative

by GuruOfDos In reply to Grand Central Station

Not sure about a script, but another way to do it is to use a network printer adaptor, so that the printer is another 'IP address' on the network. Then use a packet sniffer to see where from and when traffic is being routed to the printer. Print manager under windwows shows what's in a print queue for a network and who 'owns' the print job...I think there is possibly a way of 'logging' this data...somehow!

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Keep it coming guys and gals!

by redmonds In reply to An alternative

The printer is on a HP jerdirect print server so it has it's own IP. I was too thinking of seeing if I could log the printer queue somehow.

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