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Procedure documentation Classifying Spool Servers  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


You can classify spool servers according to their intended use, such as a spool server for mass printing or for production printing. This classification helps to make your print architecture clearer. It also helps you to realize your planned print architecture, such as assigning classified output devices to the correct spool server. If you specify the spool server in a device definition of an output device, the spool system compares the classification of the output device to the classification of the server. If the classifications do not match, then the system warns you.



A spool server for production printing should serve only time-critical printers. If you assign a mass printer to a time-critical production server, then the spool system warns you of this disparity.



You classify spool servers through the device definition:


       1.      Start transaction SPAD, and choose Spool Servers.

       2.      Open an existing server definition by double clicking it, or create a new definition in change mode by choosing Spool Server   Create/Create Using Template.

       3.      Select the appropriate classification from the Server Class list:

        Production printing: as a server for time-critical printers whose output is connected to the production process, such as wine label printers.

        Mass printing: as a server for printers with large print requests, such as long lists.

        Desktop printing: as a server for local printers at the user’s workstation, such as small laser printers for smaller, non-critical print requests

        Test printing: is used to assign a test classification to new printers or to changes in the output configuration

You can use combinations from the above classifications.

       4.      Save your selection.



You have classified a spool server. If the output devices are also classified, the system can check whether the server and printer classification match.

See also:

Classifying Output Devices

Spool Servers

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text SAP Printing Guide Start Page



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