Need help monitoring print spooler


Hi all.

I’d like to monitor the details of the print spooler on a server. I’ve gotten so far as monitoring whether or not the service is running. I’m not sure where to go from there though. I haven’t found much for resources on how to do this. How can I monitor the print spooler’s various granules like number of jobs, errors, etc.?


if it’s a linux/unix server you can enable SNMP and use the exec statements to get the return values of your scripts by calling particular OIDs
If it’s windows it’s a bit more complicated but with NSClient++ you should be able to execute batch scirpts if i’m not mistaken. (if the vlaues you look for aren’t already available in the performance monitor)