Script to parse logs to list number of pages printed by users

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Marcus, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    Hi,
    I do not want to buy any Print quota software. I just want to know how
    many pages each user is printing. Does any of you have ready script to
    parse logs to get this information.
    Print server is on Windows 2003


    MArcus
     
    Marcus, Oct 15, 2004
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  2. Marcus,

    Unfortunately, the native Windows print auditing only records the success
    and failure of the following events:

    a.. Print
    b.. Manage Printers
    c.. Manage Documents
    d.. Read Permissions
    e.. Change Permissions
    f.. Take Ownership
    If you need to track how many pages an individual user has printed, you will
    need to invest in a third-party solution.
     
    Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\), Oct 15, 2004
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  3. Marcus

    Marcus Guest

    But I saw in print logs that there is information how many pages was
    printed.
     
    Marcus, Oct 18, 2004
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  4. Oh, damn. Sorry, Friday was an overworked day, I misunderstood your
    question.

    Your best bet for this will be querying the Event Log using Log Parser, a
    free utility from the MS website.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/downloads/tools/default.mspx

    Version 2.1 is out right now, version 2.2 is in beta and does a bunch of
    neat stuff like automatically generating charts for you.

    It's a Resource Kit add-on, so documentation is a bit sparse, but Syngress
    Press is releasing a book on it in November-ish.

    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1932266526/

    (Full Disclosure: I'm one of the authors, so I'm biased. But I'm not -that-
    biased: it's still a great book.)
     
    Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\), Oct 18, 2004
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