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    Hi everyone.
    Scenario: I have some 50 users in a Windows2003 Domain. The users can login from any station from the existing 7 computers in a classroom (the profiles are roaming). ONLY these 50 users enter this classroom. The users print (as for now) to an IP printer.
    The problem: I have reasons to believe that (some? all?) users abuse the free printer.
    Solution needed: I am looking for a tool that will allow me to attach a quota on the number of printing jobs any user can print.

    Any ideas? Maybe other solutions for the problem?


    Sorin Solomon

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    Re: Printing quota for users

    We use Pcounter which is a printer credit system. Used by LOTS of schools and colleges.
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      Re: Printing quota for users

      I've used Print Manager Plus effectively but there are others:

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