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Heavy load on server from ip printing?

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Hello,
  We have a couple of HP color Business inkjet 3000 printers that users can print to (via tcp/ip).  They are currently not going through a server.  We have a Win2k3 domain/active directory.  We now need to restrict printing on these printers (e.g. 20 pages per job, per user).  As far as I know the only way to do this is if I share those printers through a server rather than straight tcp/ip.  If that is not correct, please let me know.  If so, my main question is will this put an additional load on a server, such as the file server (sharing the printer through it)?

Thanks.
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Manual doesn't show any real management functionality built into the printer itself so you will have to go through a server to limit user jobs.

Yes, it will place additional load on the server in terms of network traffic and disk/cpu/memory utilization.  When you use the spooler service actively it does make some demands on the system.  However, unless you have users firing off jobs like crazy the additional overhead shouldn't be a whole lot.

Unless the server you are planning on using to share out the printers is already heavily taxed it shouldn;t be much more of a strain to share a couple printers from it as well.

Dave Dietz
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for restricting the number of pages you will need more thatn juat the print server you will need software.
Equitrac is ver stable and fast.
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Thanks to both of you for your answers.  I appreciate the information -- server load answer and the Equitrac application.  I've split the points evenly.
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