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    Network Printer Management Software

    Can anybody suggest a printer mangement software to sit on server 2003 r2 to control printers with options like restricting printing by user etc.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    PCounter
    Print Manager Plus

    Out of the two, I prefer PCounter.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    Also Papercut

    http://www.papercut.com/products/quota/

    They also do a free logging only version.

    http://www.papercut.com/products/fre.../print_logger/

    Which is often sufficient if all you wish to do is monitor and produce some stats for SMT (to maybe convince them they need to consider quotas).

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    I find Papercut far easier, more reliable and more modern than either PCounter or PMP. Great software

    PCounter when I used it, required every printer port to be changed to its own type and big problems occurred. Papercut doesnt require you to change any of that

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    Thanks very much everyone. Papercut looks the best for me.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    We use Papercut.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    Anyone know if Papercut works with thinclient networks?
    PMP is not reliable on thinclients (well the version I used wasn't a couple of years ago)
    Have found PCounter to be more restrictive & can't restrict file name, size etc. on a per user basis only per printer.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    There's a trail version of Papercut available. Why not try it?

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    I use Printer Manager Plus with Billing there is version 7 comming out at the end of this month I have been told

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    Cheers Geoff I will have a look.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    i am still a huge fan of papercut in the last few months we have seen off the glass photocopying options as well as an embedded version on its way.

    for the money you cant go wrong imo i use it at work without any issues.

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    actually i keep printing then have to walk up and release the print! i must remember to disable the software for me
    Last edited by SOSAGES; 19th May 2008 at 04:27 PM.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    I use 2003 Server R2 and Print Manager Plus 6. Works perfectly!

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    Papercut also give you free updates for the life of the product. Very good product, been running it for a year with no problems. Also demonstrates good value for money, and you can log activity on local printers if you install the lightweight monitoring application on all your workstations.

    Mike.

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    Re: Network Printer Management Software

    Papercut only gives you minor upgrades according to the website Free minor upgrades (e.g. 7.0 to 7.1) what happens when they do a major update?

    Ben

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    Using Print Manager Plus 6 with 2003 R2 with no problems. I tried a few out over 18months ago and settled on PMP for ease of setup / operation and cost. Its nothing fancy but it does the job.

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