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This graphic is explained in the accompanying textExample: Remote Printing on Microsoft Windows PCs  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Assume you have the following configuration:

      An application server named HPUX_C11_11 on a UNIX workstation with the host name HPUX.

      A Microsoft Windows NT PC called PC0033.

Printer Configuration

There is not an SAP application server with a spool work process on the Microsoft Windows PC PC0033. You therefore want to use HPUX_C11_11 as a spool server for printing SAP data.

The shared network printer \\PC0035\LPT1 is available as an output device.

The figure below shows the printer configuration for this example:

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To implement this printing configuration do the following:


       1.      The SAP spool server (application server with a spool work process) with the ID HPUX_C11_11 must provide the spool processing and therefore requires at least one spool work process.

The number of spool work processes is defined by the parameter rdisp/wp_no_spo, and this must always be set to at least 1.

       2.      On the Microsoft Windows PC PC0033, start SAPSprint.

SAPSprint is the Line Printer Daemon (LPD) developed by SAP for Microsoft Windows. In this way, you can also use the functions that an LPD provides in UNIX in Microsoft Windows.

For more information about SAPSPrint, see SAPSprint Service.

       3.      Define printer \\PC0035\LPT1 in the Microsoft Windows spool system for the PC PC0033 as an output device.

       4.      Define the output device in the SAP System.

To do this, create a device definition in transaction SPAD (choose the Output Devices pushbutton Output Device menu Create/Create Using Template).

Specify the following in the device definition:

       Specify HPUX_C11_11 as the spool server for the printers.

       For Access method, specify S (Print on LPDHOST using SAP protocol) if the output device is defined with the generic SWIN device type.

If you are using a different device type, you can specify either Access method U (Print on LPDHOST via Berkeley protocol) or S.


It is irrelevant whether the printer is directly connected to the PC or whether it is a shared network printer. Only whether the spool server is on the same host as the host spool system (operating system spooler) is relevant for setting up output devices in the SAP System.


See also:

Remote Printing

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



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