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I am looking for a simple solution to monitor the status of various printers/MFPs in the office and display the status on a HTML(or similar) page for office staff to view.

The monitoring does not need to be very comprehensive, just a simple online/offline would do. I am trying to stay away from any large monitoring software like Nagios.

Any recommendations?

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I should add, we are an all Windows based shop –  Carl Jul 23 '10 at 16:06

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What about setting up a CUPS print server and having your users view the status from it's web interface? You wouldn't necessarily even have to have all the clients print through that print server as I think it can get some basic status info out when talking IPP to the printer.

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As mtinberg said, CUPS should fit the bill.

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