Online Demo - Print Management / Print Tracking - Users Send Print Jobs to the Shared Printers on Windows / Unix / Linux Print Server (\\Printserver\Printer)

 

Step 1. On Windows print server, open "Devices and Printers", turn off "Render print jobs on client computers". In Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services, restart the Print Spooler Service.

Download and extract the 30-day trial version of PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager, then double click pjm-setup.exe to install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager.

Option 1 (recommended): Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager on your Windows print server e.g. \\PrintServer    print manager video   

 

Option 2: Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager on a computer that is not a Print Server e.g. \\CentralComputer     print manager video  

 

Option 1: Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager on your Windows print server  e.g. \\PrintServer

Step 2: In this demo, PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager is installed on \\PrintServer with three shared printers: TOSHIBA e-STUDIO4520C Series PCL6, Canon iR2200-3300 PCL6 and HP LaserJet 5000 Series PS.

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Step 3. Click Start -> All Programs -> PrinterAdmin Software -> PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager 10 to run PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager for the first time. If Preferences window doesn't appear, click menu Print Jobs -> Preferences.

Step 4. Click Refresh, select the printers you want to monitor in the list of "Available Local / Network Printers" and click Add to add them to the list of "Monitored Printers", click Save, and then click Exit.

Step 5. In Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services --> PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager, change the Local System Account to your account that is currently logged into this computer and with which you installed the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager software, then restart the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service.  If PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager is not listed in the Services, click PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager menu Tools -> Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service.

 

Note: If you want to use a different user account to run PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service, login to the Windows with that user account, repeat above step 2 to step 5, then restart the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service. That user account must have administrator privileges to all network printers.

Step 6. All print jobs sent to these shared printers will be tracked in PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager -> Printed Jobs.

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Step 7. Click PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager menu Print Jobs -> View Report or double click the shortcut "Print Job Report 4.0" on the desktop to run Print Job Report, then connect to the default database C:\Program Files\PrinterAdmin Software\PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager\PrintSaver.mdb.

 


 

Option 2: Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager on a computer  that is not a Print Server e.g. \\CentralComputer

In this demo, there are two Windows print servers: printserver1 and printserver2 in your network.   Add network printers to the computer \\CentralComputer that has  PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager installed.

 

Step 2. Choose Start -> Devices and Printers.

 

Step 3. Click "Add a printer" button to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.

 

Step 4. Click the "A network printer" option and follow the instructions on screen.

 

 

Step 5. The printer icon will be added to your Devices and Printers folder.  The network printer names are like "Printer-Name on Print-Server-Name".

 

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Step 6. Click Start -> All Programs -> PrinterAdmin Software -> PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager 10 to run PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager for the first time. If Preferences window doesn't appear, click menu Print Jobs -> Preferences.

Step 7. Click Refresh, select the printers you want to monitor in the list of "Available Local / Network Printers" and click Add to add them to the list of "Monitored Printers", click Save, and then click Exit.

Step 8. In Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services --> PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager, change the Local System Account to your account that is currently logged into this computer and with which you installed the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager software, then restart the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service.  If PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager is not listed in the Services, click PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager menu Tools -> Install PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service.

 

Note: If you want to use a different user account to run PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service, login to the Windows with that user account, repeat above step 2 to step 8, then restart the PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager service. That user account must have administrator privileges to all network printers.

Step 9. All print jobs sent to these network printers will be tracked in PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager -> Printed Jobs.

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Step 10. Click PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager menu Print Jobs -> View Report or double click the shortcut "Print Job Report 4.0" on the desktop to run Print Job Report, then connect to the default database C:\Program Files\PrinterAdmin Software\PrinterAdmin Print Job Manager\PrintSaver.mdb.

 

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