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Simple setup, single Windows 2003 standard server running as a printer server.

Domain users have rights to print to all of the printers setup on the printer server.


I know the event log can log printing, but I'm looking for a detailed logging and reporting solution that can give me the following:

  • user account that printed the print job
  • time/date stamp
  • print job details (number of pages, Kb size, filename/path printed)

I'd like to be able to report as follows:

  • Date Reports (date or range)
  • User report
  • printer report
  • (and of course combinations or sorting of the above)

Any suggestions or ideas on how to do this with 3rd party software or built-in software would be excellent, thanks!

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+1 for the question - I've been looking for exactly the same thing, and it doesn't appear to exist. I'll be watching this thread with interest. – RainyRat Jun 29 '09 at 22:05
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Take a look at Audit Windows 2003 print server usage and Auditing Windows 2003 Print Servers.

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Thanks JS, that second link worked well for our needs. – TheCleaner Jun 30 '09 at 16:30

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