Print Job Notification In XP (XP Pro/Home)

XP, as well as previous versions of Windows, allows you to attach a print device to your local computer and share it, thereby turning your computer into a print server. Through the Printers and Faxes applet, you can configure print job notification for users that send print jobs to a XP print server.

To configure print job notification:

  1. Click Start and click Printers and Faxes.

  2. Click the File menu and select Server Properties.
  3. Click the Advanced tab from the Print Server Properties dialog box.
  4. Select any of the options below for print notification.
    • Show information notifications for local printers – You will be notified when a document has been printed on a print device attached to the local computer.

    • Show informational notifications for network printers – You will be notified when a document has been printed on a print device attached to a remote computer.
    • Notify when remote documents are printed – A message will be sent to the user who sent the print job to the print device attached to this print server. This option is for pre-Windows 2000 clients.
    • Notify computer, not user, when remote documents are printed – A message will be sent to the computer from which the print job was sent. This option is for pre-Windows 2000 clients.
  5. Once you have selected the appropriate print notification options, Click OK.
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  • http://aero.ifastnet.com aero

    Is this option to be configured on the print server, or on the local computer from which one sends the printjob?

  • Natalie

    We would like to have an administrator control whether a print job actually goes to the printer from the print server. Is this possible?
    The print server is Windows XP Professional and there are two printers connected:
    1. HP LaserJet 4000TN
    2. HP color LaserJet 3500

  • http://bra.ms Will Bramlett

    I’d rather keep.. Most of my stuff I’ve either just purchased (and had to save a good deal of money to buy) or it’s so old I’d only get a few dollars.