Microsoft Windows Server Print Services 2000 and 2003

Version 2

    This template assess the status of Windows Print services


    Prerequisites: WMI Access to print server

    Credentials: Windows Administrator on print server


    Monitored Components

    Job Errors

    This monitor returns the total number of job errors in a print queue since the last restart. Job errors can occur if the connection to the printer has errors due to network issues.


    Jobs

    This monitor returns the current number of jobs in a print queue. Use this counter to identify excessive use.

     

    Jobs Spooling

    This monitor returns the current number of spooling jobs (incoming or incomplete) in a print queue.

     

    Not Ready Errors

    This monitor returns the total number of printer-not-ready errors in a print queue since the last restart.

     

    Out of Paper Errors

    This monitor returns the total number of out-of-paper errors in a print queue since the last restart.

     

    Print Server Spooler Service

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage of the Print Server Spooler Service

     

    Print Server Thread Count

    This component monitor returns the number of threads currently executing in Print Server

     

    Total Jobs Printed

    This monitor returns the total number of jobs printed from a print queue since the last restart.

    Note: This component has the Count statistic as difference option enabled. It will return the difference between two polling intervals

     

    Total Pages Printed

    This monitor returns the total number of pages that have printed through the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) in a print queue since the last restart.

    Note: This component has the Count statistic as difference option enabled. It will return the difference between two polling intervals


    Portions of this document were originally created by and are excerpted from the following sources:
    Microsoft Corporation, Copyright © 2015 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. Available at
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn554243.aspx

    Last updated: 3/3/2015