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Frontend printing using SAPsprint

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Currently we are using frontend printing using SAPlpd. This method is not recommended anymore and we have issues with it. So we would like to use SAPsprint instead.

Here is a typical scenario:

1- Web AS running on a UNIX box in location A

2- SAP GUI on Windows XP in location B

3- Print server running Windows 2003 server in location B

My question is: where should we install SAPsprint? What needs to be changed on Web AS? Do we still need SAPlpd on Windows XP workstations?

Cheers,

Masoud

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Hi,

Hope this notes will be useful.

894444 Tool for server-based printing on Windows (SAPSprint)

85469 Options for the SAPSprint print server tool

Thanks,

Tanuj

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I've seen those notes. 894444 mentions: "No changes are necessary in the SAP system itself. You must replace SAPLPD with SAPSprint on the print server, and configure it accordingly."

It also mentions: Do not install SAPSprint on every workstation.

SAPlpd is currently installed on every workstation (as part of SAPGUI). So how does this work then?

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Hello Masoud,

Our implementation has SAPSprint running on our CI which then routes the job to our Windows print server that has all the printers defined and shared. We do not have SAPSprint installed on each workstation. SAPLPD will still run via the SAP GUI if the user selects the local print option which means that it will use the devices attached to that workstation directly. The SAPLPD that is used locally is part of our GUI install and is valid to use in conjunction with SAPSprint (for server based printing).

Example Output Device in SAP:

***************************************************

DeviceAttributes Tab

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Device Type ZHPLJ4 ZHPLJ4 : HP Laserjet 4 serie

Spool Server r3ciserver_P01_00

Server Description

Host r3ciserver

Device Class Standard printer

***************************************************

Access Method Tab

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Host Spool Access Method C C: Direct operating system

Host printer
printserver\mis ***Windows Print Server***

Host Name r3ciserver ***Central Instance***

***************************************************

Hope that helps you some,

Thomas

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Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the information. Two questions:

1- Where is SAPsprint installed?

2- Is it the same config for access method G front end printing?

Regards,

Masoud

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Hello,

1- Where is SAPsprint installed?

<b>SAPSprint is installed on the CI in a separate directory called SAPSprint</b>

2- Is it the same config for access method G front end printing?

<b>We use method F with the host printer set to __DEFAULT</b>

Thank you,

Thomas