print audit enabling

we have HP Printers and want to enable print auditing for our network printers. Can we do it using Windows Server 2008 built-in functionality or  suggest some good tools (open source or commercial) for print auditing
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Swamish NaikExpertCommented:
To audit a printer, do the following:
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In the Printers Control Panel applet, right-click the printer to audit, and select Properties.

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Select the Security tab and then click the Advanced button.

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In the Advanced Security Settings window, select the Auditing tab, and click the Edit button.

4.
Click the Add button to display the Select User or Group window.

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Enter the name of the user or group to audit when accessing the file or folder. Click the Check Names button to verify the name.

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Click OK to open the Auditing Entries window.

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In the Auditing Entry window, select which events to audit for successes or failures. The objects to audit will be different than the auditing available for files and folders, as the printer is a different class of object.

8.
Click OK three times to exit.

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Netsol-NOSAuthor Commented:
Actually we are intrested in using HP printer as network printer not as a shared printer while also want to keep track of printing activities. In your proposed solution, we have to build a print server to record printing activities of nework or stand-alone printer, which lead to single point of failure which is not desirable considering size of the user base. So kindly suggest any 3rd party open source software that do the trick.  
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David_IngledewCommented:
It's not open source, but Pcounter has a workstation agent which silent collects print information to direct IP or locally attached devices, and send the print information to a central data server.

If the central server is down printing is not affected, and you can add full quota's and departmental charging if needed.

No local install process needed, it can be pushed out via multiple methods.

There are alternatives, but this is tested and used in this scenario is large scale installations.
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Netsol-NOSAuthor Commented:
HPJet admin has solved our problem
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Netsol-NOSAuthor Commented:
Actually we were finding some Utility for HP printers,HP Jetadmin is the solution that we were looking for
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