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Is there an easy (and bonus: free?) way to have a printer hosted on server2008r2 automatically pause any print job that comes to it?

I've searched for an answer for this, but all my search results are threads from people trying to fix paused jobs that they don't want to be paused.

Currently we use PCounter to do far less than PCounter is designed to do. We don't use it to track account balances or anything like that any more. Its only function these days is to pause the jobs coming into a printer so users have to walk up to a station and ask them to send the job through (thus catching the accidental 80 page print jobs).

Basically, is there another way to do this than to keep paying for PCounter?

Edits for additional info: The printer in question is a Konica Minolta Bizhub c360. The setting is a high school library, student use printer.

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  • Some printers allow you to print to a users queue, that user has to then go to the printer and enter a pin for it to print. (I'm not suggesting going out and buying a new printer) but maybe yours already has this unused feature?
    – Drifter104
    Dec 1, 2015 at 17:28
  • Its only function these days is to pause the jobs coming into a printer so users have to walk up to a station and ask them to send the job through - By that do you mean they have to walk up to a person, who then releases the print job?
    – joeqwerty
    Dec 1, 2015 at 17:35
  • @joeqwerty Yes, that's correct.
    – rmart
    Dec 1, 2015 at 20:56
  • @Drifter104 I believe our printer (Konica Minolta Bizhub c360) does have that capability, but as this is in a school library setting, we would have to enter and manage 1600+ account codes in a single device to make that work.
    – rmart
    Dec 1, 2015 at 20:59
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    Well then you could probably simply pause each of the printers on the print server and give this person access to the Print Management console on the server in order to unpause them as needed.
    – joeqwerty
    Dec 1, 2015 at 21:04

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