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Print Queue Object

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

The Print Queue performance object is provided by Windows Server 2003 family printing features to track activity in the server print queue. The Print Queue counters are reset when either the print server or the spooler service is restarted.

 

Counter Name Description Counter Type

Add Network Printer Calls

Shows the total number of calls from other print servers to add shared network printers to this print server since it was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Bytes Printed/sec

Shows the rate, in incidents per second, at which bytes were printed in a print queue. This is a rough indication of how busy a printer is. This counter can be used for bottleneck detection.

PERF_COUNTER_BULK_COUNT

Enumerate Network Printer Calls

Shows the total number of calls from browse clients to this print server to request network browse lists since the print server was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Job Errors

Shows the total number of job errors in a print queue since the print server was last started. Job errors can indicate network or connectivity problems with the print device.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Jobs

Shows the current number of jobs in a print queue. This counter can be used to identify excessive use.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Jobs Spooling

Shows the current number of spooling jobs in a print queue.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Max Jobs Spooling

Shows the maximum number of spooling jobs in a print queue since the print server was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Max References

Shows the peak number of references (open handles) to this printer.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Not Ready Errors

Shows the total number of printer not ready errors in a print queue since the print server was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Out of Paper Errors

Shows the total number of out of paper errors in a print queue since the print server was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

References

Shows the current number of references (open handles) to a print queue. A reference can be a user or a program that is connecting to a printer and opening a print queue.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Total Jobs Printed

Shows the total number of jobs printed on a print queue since the print server was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

Total Pages Printed

Shows the total number of pages printed through Graphics Device Interface (GDI) on a print queue since the print server was last started.

PERF_COUNTER_RAWCOUNT

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