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How can I tell if a printer queue is still being used?

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Hello all, Last year we had a project running to consolidate a bunch of printer server out in the field to one new print server in our main datacenter. (also in the process a new naming convention for the printer moved to the new print server)  Well the tech that was running with this project left so I have a few print server will about 20 or so printers left on them still shared out.   How can I figure out if they are still being used or is these printer queue's have been moved to the new print server.  And yes I know one option I have is to just unshare them and see who calls but I would not like to do that if I don't have to.

Thanks for any help I can get in this

Jeff
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You can switch on auditing and then any jobs that are sent to the queue will be logged. Or disable the printer and monitor the queue's!:

Auditing Print Jobs

Windows 2000 lets you audit common printer tasks. To do this, follow these steps:

   1.      Open the printer's Properties dialog box, then click the Security tab. Open the Access Control Settings dialog box by clicking Advanced. Note: Actions aren't audited by default. You must first enable auditing by establishing a group policy to audit the printer.
   2.      In the Auditing tab, add the names of users or groups you want to audit with the Add button and remove names of users or groups with the Remove button.
   3.      Select the events you want to audit by selecting the check boxes under the Successful and Failed headings, as appropriate.
   4.      Click OK when you're finished.

The above is taken from:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727107.aspx
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