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Printing from Linux on a Windows Print Server

Former Member
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Hello,

I would like to printout from SAP on SLES to a Windows Print Server.

Therefore I installed on Cups a printer queue with the target: lpd://WINSERVER/printersharename

But I don't get a connection. Even the "telnet SERVER 515" gives me a "connection refused". The port 515 is open in the firewall.

Do I have to configure anything on the Windows Print Server in order to get it listen on port 515?

Thank you,

   julian

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former_member185954
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Hello Julian,

If your SAP server on linux and Windows Print Server are on the same network, why would you need to define print queues on Linux. If the printer is defined on Windows Print Server, you could setup a printer definition of type U: Berkley Protocol and it should work.

https://help.sap.com/saphelp_nwmobile711/helpdata/en/c1/d4ea3bb5af9112e10000000a11402f/content.htm

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Former Member
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Hello Siddhesh,

Thank you. I didn't expect that this possibility shows the entry in the Windows Print Queue (what was a request from the customer). - But it works fien.

Many Thanks,

   julian

S_Sriram
Active Contributor
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Hi Julian

You can use the SAPSprint method.to print the document from SAP to Windows printer.

Regards

SS

Former Member
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Yes - I'm going for the SAPSprint solution now. But I thought that it should be possible without SAPSprint as well.

S_Sriram
Active Contributor
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Hi

Its a simple installation of SAPSprint service on Windows based PC or desktop, and then do the configuration on SAP system using transaction SPAD.

In our environment we are maintaining more the 500 printers devices using SAPSprint method across the LAN & WAN links, we don't have any issues last 5 years.

Regards

SS