Print Management (Forced Footer on the print)

Microsoft Windows server 2003
January 19, 2010 at 04:00:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Intel Pentium D 3,2 GHz, 1 GB ram
I am an IT Admin at a School. And when our students
print out documents, they often leave em' all over. I
would like to be able to force a Footer on the printed
documents so we can see who leaves them all over.


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#1
January 19, 2010 at 04:18:28
Most printer have a facility to print a header page or a separator page before each document is printed. This is designed for exactly this situation so you know where each print job came from and who it belongs to. It has to be configured in each printer configuration on each computer that uses the printer.

The is no way you can put a footer on the document because by the time the document gets to the printer the page has already been compiled.

Stuart


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#2
January 19, 2010 at 23:01:05
The problem is these headpages and seperator pages just gets
thrown away.

I need something that can force a footer or header on the
document itself.


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#3
January 19, 2010 at 23:04:54
You are not going to get it for the reasons stated.

The only way you are going to get a forced footer is to configure every computer on the net work to produce one then remove the users ability to change it. Not a good idea as they might have a legitimate reason to insert their own footer

Stuart


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#4
January 20, 2010 at 01:52:58
Okay, I have found the settings on some of our printers. (Only
our color printers who isn't allowed of use of our students.

And I have also found a way to set the default printer settings
from the server.

Can you recommend some good Dell Printer (Only Black /
white laser, and LAN is Required) that supports the header and
footer printing?


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#5
January 20, 2010 at 02:01:09
Headers and Footers are controlled by the software producing the document, not the printer. All the printer does is print what the driver tells it to. The driver gets its information from the application producing the document.

Stuart


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