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Background documentation Printing Through SAPSprint  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

SAPSprint as a Service

SAPSprint is a multithreaded Windows service. For every output request to a particular device, SAPSprint opens a new thread.


The number of threads which SAPSprint can start is limited and depends on the operating system.

If an error occurs while printing on a device, only the thread to this device is affected. If the thread is blocked, it remains blocked until SAPSprint is restarted. As a result, jobs sent only to this device will fail until the service restart. However, you can safely print on another device defined in the system as the figure below shows.

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In comparison, SAPlpd has a single process for all output requests. If an error occurs while printing to a device, it prevents output to any other device defined in the system until you restart SAPlpd manually.


See also:

Installing SAPSprint




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