I know this is probably repeating what has been done before but there are a few elements that we need covered that seem to span various threads.
As every school does, we need to save money but I have noticed that we seem to have gone backwards in terms of printing. Staff seem to want to print everything so we often have the ridiculous situation of them printing documents from emails only to find a hard copy in their pigeon hole as a well! Also I want to see / control what the pupils are doing.
So my requirements:
1. Reliable software that can be installed on a Windows 2003 print server that has good reporting facilities and quota allocation by links to AD groups.
2. Ideally I'd like it to have some way of telling the pupils what they have used / have left using a workstation client that has an MSI that can be deployed by Group Policy.
3. Needs to work on Thin Clients (Sun boxes connected to Sun servers with Windows 2003 on).
Any pros / cons / you can describe would also be helpful.
I'll third papercut - brilliant piece of software that's constantly being updated . The latest version that was released this week added some very nice scripting capabilities that I've just started playing with