Advice -Printer management

Posted on 2007-08-10
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm looking for software that can check the status of network printers (All HPs).
Currently of course you can go directly to the IP of any printer to check its status(ink out, paper jam, ink low, error, etc) however this is inefficient in our case, having a large number of printers.

Does anyone have any suggestions for software that can help reign in printer monitoring?
I think it would help increase our Help desk productivity by leaps and bounds if we can pull in the reigns on our printers..
Question by:CPGHelpDesk
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You can use HP's Web jetAdmin. I personally use Xerox' CentreWare Web. Both of them are free downloads.
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Spiceworks (www.spiceworks.com) does a pretty good job of this.  In their inventory screen you can see all printers, sorted by IP address (or you can browse by various attributes like name, page count, etc).  Those printers with alerts (low toner, etc) have a yellow triangular icon showing.  Makes identifying printers (or workstations, or other network components) simple.

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