Solved

Re-route Windows Server-Based Print Jobs (Print Server)

Posted on 2012-04-04
2
359 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-12
We tested out PaperCut, but it did not seem to work well. Looking for a way on a Windows-based Print Server (2008) to be able to automatically re-route print jobs when users print to another printer, and if possible display a message to the end user.

So for example a user prints a 10 page document to a desktop printer, it would then re-route to a heavy volume printer and display a message at the end user workstation about the re-routing.
0
Comment
Question by:RTM2007
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
David_Ingledew earned 500 total points
ID: 37808978
Pcounter does this well, and has done for many years - it's server based and has rules that allow you to move, pause or delete jobs based on the copy count, total pages or even content.

On top of this you can report on both users and printers, by device or Colour usage.

Departmental accounting is simple to setup, and there is no workstation installation, although you may want this for notification which do not require the normal Windows comm's.

If the printers locally attached, a local client can be used to do the same role, but with central management.

More details at www.altman.co.uk  - If you are UK based or www.pcounter.com for international links.

PCounter Rules
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:David_Ingledew
ID: 37838588
Thanks - How did you find it?
0

Featured Post

Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like all of your time is spent managing email signatures? Too busy to visit every user’s desk to make updates? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today!

Join & Write a Comment

Printers have changed substantially in the last 30 or so years, not just in technical capabilities but in cost and usage as well.  Printers were originally used for interfacing with the operator, not necessarily for printing copy or pictures. In …
A safe way to clean winsxs folder from your windows server 2008 R2 editions
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now