You want to define an output device in the SAP System that is to be print using the Microsoft Windows operating system.
When printing using Microsoft Windows, you can connect an output device (PC printer) to the SAP System using a local or remote connection. Before you can define an output device for printing using the Microsoft Windows operating system, you must determine what type of connection is used; that is, which access method you need to select for this printer.
Determine what the underlying print architecture (connection) is.
· If the SAP spool server (application server with the spool work process) and the Microsoft Windows spool system are on the same host, you can create a local connection to the printer. The print requests are processed by the Microsoft Windows spool system.
Local connection is usually best, as it is the fastest and most reliable access method.
· If the SAP spool server and the Microsoft Windows spool system are not on the same host, you must create a remote PC connection to the printer. This is the standard PC connection, as other than Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000, no other Microsoft Windows operating system supports spool servers.
For more information about other output devices, such as for UNIX printing, see Output Devices in the SAP Spool System.