That is exactly what I do for all printer messages, along with allowing a few people to answer these message so I do not get a phone call in the middle of the night.

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Crosby
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:42 AM
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Subject: Printer messages


I had a brainstorm last night and cannot believe I didn't do this years ago.

The message queue for all our printers is QSYSOPR. All the paper out, change labels, etc, go there. Why don't I set up a message queue specifically for these messages, say PRTMSGS. Someone can monitor this queue and it takes the print messages out of QSYSOPR.

Does anyone else already do this? Is there a downside I'm not thinking of?
Years ago we had a printer at the far end of the office away from the system operator and I had it's messages go to a users message queue without issue. Never thought of a message queue dedicated to printer messages though.


Jeff Crosby
VP Information Systems
UniPro FoodService/Dilgard
P.O. Box 13369
Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369

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