Printing and Fax
Mass Lock All Printers with SPAD
If you have lots of printers (50 or more) and need to lock them for
maintenance, you can used this mass locked printers tips to locked or unlocked
all the SAP printers at one go.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
To mass Lock all the printer in SAP:
Go to transaction code SPAD
On top of the screen menu click Utilities -> For
output devices -> Export devices
On the screen Import and Export of Device
Export/Import file name: c:\temp\printer.txt
Frontend computer: Tick
Export Export: Tick
Output device: Choose the Selection options Pattern
and type a *
(* for all or a* for all
printers starting with a)
Click the Execute button
Open the text file do a replace all of PADISABLED =
"" to PADISABLED = "X"
Then import the same file.
Another way is to go through each output device in SPAD and click on 'Lock
Printer in SAP System' which is in the
Print to an USB printer from SAP
Is printing to a USB-printer using LOCL from SAP possible?
Yes, as long as this printer is defined on local workstation, it will work.
SAPLPD doesn't care on how the printer is connected, as long as Windows can
print to it, SAPLPD will do its work.
Define one new device, also consider giving :
Device type as SAPWIN
Host Printer __default (yes, two
Access Method : F
Make sure your desktop/PC Windows default printer is set to this USB
Parallel printing to all the SAP device printers
If you have a situation where reports need to be send to multiple printers,
you can configure a pool device type. A pool device type contain a list of SAP
printers which the reports will be directed to.
Do this in transaction code SPAD for
For example, in SPAD, type
ZXXX next to the field 'Output
Click the button Output devices.
In change mode, click the Create button.
Specify the Device type of your printer.
Click the tabstrips 'HostSpoolAccMethod'.
In the field "Host
spool access method" set to
"P: Device Pool".
Click the tabstrips 'DevicePool'
Click the options "Send to all devices in pool".
Type in the list of the SAP printers device you want the report to go to in
this pool under the section 'Pool Device List'.
Now, when the users send a print to the new device for e.g. ZXXX, it will
print to all the spool device you have specify.
The above step is done using SAP 4.6c