SAP Spool Access Method Type:

When you configure the output device in a device definition, you specify the access method with which the output device is connected to the SAP System, such as whether you are using local or remote printing. The access method is identified by a letter and informs the system which architecture is in use and which operating system you are using.
The access method is specified during the definition of output devices in the SAP System so that the system knows how it should transfer the spool work process data for this output device to the host spool system.

There are the following access methods:

Below table detail out each spool access method in SAP:

Access Method  Use
       C Local printing from a Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000 system or from AS/400 and OS/390. The spool work process of the SAP System  and the host spool system (operating system spooler) are on the same host.
Enter C if the spool server is running on a Microsoft Windows NT server and requests for this printer are to be transferred to the local Windows NT Print Manager
       L Local printing from a UNIX system, The spool work process of the SAP System  and the host spool system (operating system spooler) are on the same host.
Enter E if the printer is connected through an external output management system (OMS).
      S Printing using a remote Microsoft Windows PC with the SAPSprint service program. The spool work process of the SAP System and SAPSprint are on different hosts. The spool work process transfers the output data to the SAPSprint on the remote PC.
Enter S if the formatting process is to transfer the output data to the remote system (a Microsoft Windows PC) using the SAP protocol.
The formatting process transfers the output data to the SAP output processor (SAPLPD) running on the remote PC.
      U Printing using a remote UNIX server or Microsoft Windows PC (with or without use of SAPSprint), where the spool work process of the SAP System and the host spool system (operating system spooler) are on different hosts. The spool work process transfers the output data to the host spooler in the remote system using the Berkeley protocol (BSD).
Enter U if the formatting process is to transfer the output data to the remote host system, the formatting process uses this protocol to transfer output data directly to the host spooler on the remote system.
      F Printing on a front-end printer. Output requests are printed locally at the user’s PC. Enter F if output requests for this printer should be output locally on the user’s PC or workstation.
     E Printing using an external output management system. The printer is connected to an external output management system.
     P Printing using a device pool
     I Archiver, The device is an archiving device for SAP Archivelink.
    M Printing using e-mail
    G Front-end printing with control technology and access method G replaces the traditional front-end printing using SAPlpd (access method F), Simplified configuration and more stable execution, especially when printing using Windows Terminal Server, since SAPlpd is no longer required as a separate process with this type of front-end printing. The environment variable LP_CMD is also no longer required in terminal server environments.

 

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