What different ways are there to monitor printing on a Windows 2008 server network where some users are Terminal Services users and others are thick - Some print through Terminal Services while others print from workstations - XP and Windows 7 - directly to IP printers?
Is having print monitoring on the server the only way to find out what workstation/user/IP printed to what printer? What about the workstation - what traces/clues would there be there about print jobs that have been printed from that station?
- Changed type Santosh BhandarkarMicrosoft community contributor, Moderator Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:35 AM
It sounds like you already know what you're looking for on the server.
If you have any clients using a direct IP port, then you can check the following two locations depending on whether or not they're XP or Windows 7:
- Windows XP: The System event log in Event Viewer.
- Windows 7: Applications and Services\Microsoft\Windows\PrintService\Operational, also in Event Viewer.
Of course, finding who is direct printing is another issue altogether. You can try and see if your printer supports some form of logging or sniff the appropriate network segment that hosts the printer with a network capture utility like Netmon/Message Analyzer.
- Edited by Lain Robertson Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:31 AM Edited formatting.
I would like to confirm what is the current situation.
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