SAPSprint is the latest service for server-based printing on Windows. Learn how to install and configure this service with its default options. Drill down into the technical implementation to learn how to manage print requests, restart print processes, configure front-end printing, and include barcodes.
Processing in SAPSprint means generating print data via the Windows Graphics Device Interface and routing the print data to the selected printer.
Server-based printing from SAP systems on Microsoft Windows can occur via the Windows standard TCP/IP print service or the SAPlpd implementation. Both options, however, have some drawbacks. The TCP/IP print service only understands the old Berkeley communication protocol, which is not extendable for future requirements. Furthermore, it only is suitable for SAP device types with a native printer language (e.g., PostScript). The TCP/IP print service does not support SAPWIN device types that use the Windows printer drivers via the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI). The SAPlpd service has, on the other hand, a limited internal job queue, which is problematic when handling high print output; plus no multi-threaded job processing is possible.