Solved

Find print job author

Posted on 2014-10-30
2
319 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-05
Is there a way to pinpoint who printed what on a windows 2012 print server? I know it used to be possible to do this in Server 2003 in Event Viewer but I can't find it anymore.


Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Alan Dala
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 25

Assisted Solution

by:Lionel MM
Lionel MM earned 250 total points
ID: 40415464
You can turn on the setting to log events as well as save print jobs for you to look at. Go to Control Panel then admin and then print management--look in the print server section, right click on it and you will see option to turn on logging (see picture). Then depending on the printer you may have setting to save print jobs -- don't think all printers have this but I may be wrong.
EE-Printer-Log-Settings.jpg
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Merete earned 250 total points
ID: 40415498
The server should log this in the System event log. If you have enabled it?
Right click on the server object in Print Management and select Properties. Go to the Advanced tab. The third checkbox down is "log spooler information events." When you enable this the  print jobs should now show in the system log.
Source Experts Exchange

You can view this using event viewer, or you could put together a script that periodically scans the event log and summarises the relevant info.
Source
how to view log files for printing made by different users on LAN windows server 2003
Enable or disable logging of printing events/Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
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 setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

734 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