Smart software for your company or home
Please have a look on new versions of this print manager software:
- Servers - Print Logger 5 Small Business, Standard and Enterprise editions;
- Client systems- Print Logger 5 Starter, Personal, and SOHO editions.
Print Logger - print manager for the account of use of the printers for a Windows NT+. Creates log files like this:
The statistics can be generated in HTML format so you can see it using any browser. Software has built-in HTTP server and you can see printing statistics, entering the URL: http: //MACHINE_NAME_ON_WICH _ WORKS _ PRINT _ LOGGER/(for example: http://myhost.mydomain.com/) and you will see the first page.
Before you begin using software, please familiarize with the program.
Print manager connects to the Event Log on remote or local print server and retrieves all print related messages. The retrieved messages writes to the log files, dividing them by servers, days, months.
SMS, 04.01.99,10:6:7, HPLJ4000, vlad _ kv, Microsoft Word - vp-rezka.doc, 770700,9
SMS, 04.01.99,10:52:44, HPLJ4000, vlad _ kv, Microsoft Word - zayavlenie.doc, 152960,1
SMS, 04.01.99,11:10:15, HPLJ4000, luda _ pt, Microsoft Word - bullet48.doc, 1169748,3
The information fields are divided by commas and have the following meanings:
|Galya _ pn||user name|
|Microsoft Word - doc-5.doc||document name|
|470794||print job size( bytes)|
|4||pages in the job|
The print manager creates reports in a HTML format. Log files also can be analyzed by other programs.
The Print Logger consists of several modules cooperating among themselves using the client - server application technology.
The event 10 corresponds to the completed print job. The program takes from a event log a details of the job.
As result, print manager creates pages with the diagrams, illustrate use of printers.
4. Working with the Print Logger
The program should be installed starting setup.exe file. After installation the service management program will be started automatically. Now you should to proceed to a Service Control page and configure service parameters.
Now you should connect to the service and setup other parts of the program.
In Print Servers page, add print servers, which to be scanned.
In Logging Configure page the recording of print related events parameters are defined.
In HTTP Server page you can setup built-in HTTP server.
In Security page we can configure the access rights, Alerts - for setup of the notification about the problems.
Miscellaneous - page allowing to set up additional parameters.
If you want to uninstall print manager - select "Add/Remove Programs" applet in Windows "Control Panel".
Before using print manager, you must tune some parameters, such as server's names, query period, log and HTML settings etc, which will described later.
Service Path Path to service executable
Service Started Service start date and time
Uptime Service up time
Control Service management
Service Account Service account management
|Path to service executable, button lunches dialog for finding PLSrv.exe file.|
Select Service dialog..
Print Logger Service status
|Service Start or Stop Pending.|
|The button is intended for service installation.|
|The button is intended for service starting.|
|The button is intended for service stopping.|
|The button is intended for service removing.|
|The field is intended of viewing of a name of the user account.|
|The field is intended for setting service startup type.|
|The button is intended for viewing and choice of the user account.|
|The user account dialog .Make a choice of user account.|
|Press and see choice user account window.|
|The button is intended for save changes of the user account and service startup type.|
|ATTENTION! The user account, on behalf of which the service works, should have the right to reading of a Event logs for ALL servers.
The connection with service allows to operate the print manager remotely across network.
|The field is intended for input of a name of server, on which the service is installed.|
|The button causes network browser, from which it is possible to choose server.|
|The condition of connection is intended for indication of a condition of connection with service. For this the purposes serves (connection is established) and (connection is not established).|
|The button is intended for starting of the connection process.|
|The field shows, what actions are undertaken during establishing of connection with the remote machine.|
The page is intended for definition print servers, subjects to scanning.
|The field shows quantity of print servers with printers.|
|The field shows the print server's list.|
|The field for entering a print server name to adding new server to list. The name can be chosen through the button , which opens network browser.|
|The button for addition print servers to list.|
|The button for removal chosen server from the print server list.|
|The flag specifies, that how to add server to the list, it is necessary to check up the print server.|
By adding in the list you can pass the necessary quantity of print servers, to logging configure .
ATTENTION! For this purpose, what the records about print related events occurred in print servers event logs, it is necessary to be convinced, that the record of events is permitted. Open a folder with printers on print server, click on an empty place at first left, and then right button of the mouse:
Select print server properties:
Cock a tag of record of the spooler information messages. Now print related events will be present at a print server event log as sourse "Print".
The page of log recording allows to set up some parameters of record of print related events to log files.
|The field is intended for input of a path to the directory, in which the program will accumulate log files.|
|The field sets an interval of print servers scanning. If your network has a plenty print servers or some of them frequently are be switched off, establish an interval of scanning not less than 10 minutes.|
The log files represent text files , information which in is separated by the certain symbol.4.3.5 Setting up HTTP Server
The print manager can display statistics of use of printers as the diagrams in a HTML format. For viewing this information with browser, in the program is built - in HTTP server.
|The tag specifies, that the program should generate statistics in a HTML format.|
|The field is intended for input of a path to the directory, in which the program will create HTML files(document root).|
|The field is intended for input of a name of the HTTP server file.|
|This flag enable you to create pages with monthly statistics.|
|This flag enable you to create pages with daily statistics.|
|This flag enable you to create pages with per printer statistics.|
|This flag enable you to create pages with per user statistics.|
|The tag specifies, whether it is necessary to start built - in HTTP server.|
|The field is intended for input of number of a port for built - in HTTP server, by default 80.|
|The tag specifies, that it is necessary to record of the connections to built-in HTTP server.
|If you change of port value when server working, you must restart HTTP server.
The page is intended for configure of rules of access to service. The access can be permitted at a level of the Windows NT users and groups. The access as can be forbidden or is permitted at a level of host names.
|The list of the users, having access to reading and updating program parameters.|
|The list of groups of the users, having access to to reading and updating program parameters.|
|The button allows to add in the list of the user, group of the users or host.|
|The button allows to remove from the list of the user, group of the users or host.|
|The list of hosts(computers), which with is authorized (or forbidden) controlling the program.
|The flag specifies, that the management of the program is authorized since all hosts.|
|The switch establishes a type of the hosts list. If it is included, in the list are hosts, from which the access to print manager is permitted.|
|The switch establishes a type of the hosts list. If it is switched off, in the list are hosts, from which the access to print manager is forbidden.|
|The flag specifies, that is necessary send of an error message, using Win Pop Up.|
|The list of computers, with which will be sent messages.
|The button allows to add list elements.|
|The button allows to remove list elements.|
|The flag the specifies, that is necessary send of an error message, using Internet mail.|
|The mail (SMTP) server host name or IP.|
|The mail (SMTP) server port number.|
|Line for filling a field FROM for mail message.|
|Line for filling a field SUBJECT for mail message.|
|The flag specifies, that mail server requires authorization for sending messages.|
|The button opens a authorization parameters window.|
|Authorization parameters window. It is necessary to enter into fields a name of the user on mail server and the password.
|The list of addresses of e-mail, on which will be sent message.|
|The panel is intended for installation of a level of detailed elaboration of errors, registered in a error log file.|
|To write down in a error log only critical errors, after which occurrence the program cannot continue properly.|
|To write down in a error log critical and uncritical errors.|
|To write down in a error log critical, uncritical errors and warnings.|
|The list is intended for a choice of language, on which the help subsystem will be displayed.|
|The button is intended for viewing a error log of the program.|
|The switch orders send of the messages through Win Pop Up|
|The switch orders send of the messages through e-mail.|
|The switch orders to attach to the item of mail a program error log for the specified number of days.|
|The switch orders to send on electronic mail the report on the work for last day.|