Question about Printer Memory!

By melmartin ยท 4 replies
Oct 29, 2005
  1. Hi!
    I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this thread.
    I will move this if it fits in better elsewhere.

    I just have a quick question.
    Is there any way that I can check a printer's history?

    For example, if I know that I have only printed a few 10 page documents.

    Is there anyway that I can check to see if others are printing large documents?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question
    I just would like to know if there is anyway possible to see how many documents have been printed after the computer has already been restarted...because just clicking on the printer icon doesn't tell me's always blank!

    Thank you so much for your time in advance
    I really appreciate your help!
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Off the radar

    This is not going to help you at all, but....

    Exactly this reporting is a standard part of Novell Netware OS printer control functionality (and a tiny part of the whole at that).

    However, I know of no other operating system (let alone a desk-top) that offers this, and I imagine no printer manufacturer would dream of making it part of their driver - why would they give you a stick to beat them with?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Printers and Faxes->File->Server Properties->Advanced->Log Spooler Information Events.

    You can also make use of the "total pages printed" and "total jobs processed" counters in the Windows performance logs.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Another one would be to print the printer's Testpage. This should include the total of pages printed since the very first use of that printer (at least my HP Laserjet does this).
  5. melmartin

    melmartin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    thank you very much
    I really appreciate the help!
    It worked!
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