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!

  • +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

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


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