How to install SAPSprint service on Windows and configure printer in Spool server and in SAP

This post explains that how to configure the spool server and printer in SAP to perform remote printing in your environment.

Background Information:

SAP print methods:

  • Local printing
  • Remote printing (network)
  • Frontend Printing (SAP GUI for Windows)
  • Frontend printing (SAP GUI for HTML)

Local: The host spool system (printers & devices configured Host)and the spool work process (SAP) are on the same host.

Remote: The print requests are forwarded from the SAP system (spool work process) to the printer through a remote network. The host spool system is on a different host to the spool work process(SAP system). This remote host is called the target host or Spool server.

Installing SAPSprint service on Spool server:

Why SAPSprint :

The SAP spool system requires an external process that transfers the output requests from the SAP spool server to the Microsoft Windows spooler. This process is provided by the SAPSprint service.

SAPSprint replaces SAPlpd as an implementation of a print server and is required only for remote printing with Microsoft Windows.

Uninstall SAPlpd:

If SAPlpd is installed in your spool server, it should be removed prior to SAPSprint Installation

If SAPlpd is installed, uninstall it by deleting the SAPlpd installation directory.

If SAPlpd is installed as a service using the srvany tool, remove the service by executing the following command: Instsrv SAPLPD remove.

Download & Installing SAPSprint:

SAPSprint is downloaded and saved in spool server. It is a single executable file and can be download it from –> SUPPORT PACKAGES AND PATCHES – S –> SAPSPRINT, download the latest version of SPrint (xSPrint740_18-80000236.exe)


In present scenario the installation host is running on Microsoft Windows server. You have read & write permissions to installation directory on the file system.

Login with “Administrator” user and execute the “xSprint” file to Install .



Click on Next


Specify the Installation path and press Next


Click on Next


The value determines the TCP/IP port that SAPSprint waits on. Port 515 is the standard port for printing using the S and U access method.

Leave the default value 515. Change the port number only if the Windows TCP/IP print service is also running on the installation host.



SAPSprint service Installation completed successfully and and the service starts running automatically right after the installation(Open services.msc in windows + run to view the status of SAPSprint service). You can define printers with access methods S and U as usual in SPAD.

How to install or configure network printer on Windows:

Open the Control panel from Windows start menu –> then hit on Devices and Printers –> click on the “Add Printer” option.


The Printer Wizard will be opened, first you must select the Installation Method. Click on second option i.e. “Add a TCP/IP or Web Services Printer by IP Address or Host Name” for remote / network printers.


click on the “Next” button


you must provide the “Printer’s Network Name or it’s I.P Address”.


In the “Type of Device” option you can either specify it is TCP/IP or use the Auto-detect option.

After providing the IP Address and Type of Device click on the “Next” Button.

In next step select the printer Manufacturer and relevant printer


Click on the “Next” button

Select “recommended” and click next to continue…


Click on the “Next” button

Provide the name of the printer, and it should be same as output device name in SAP SPAD.


Click on the “Next” button


Before finsih the configuration we can give the test print for the newly configured printer to test the printer.

Click on “Finish” to complete it, now you can see the printer in “Devices and Printers” of “Control Panel”.

Configuring printer in SAP (SPAD):

1) Go to transaction SPAD

Click on Display for Output Device (or choose menu Configuration->Output Devices)


Click on the change icon (or type F8) to go to edit mode


Click on the create icon (or type Shift-F1) to create new printer


2) Fill-in fields as needed in “Device Attributes” Tab

  • Output Device: <use the output device name created in the print server>
  • Short name: <any short name>
  • Device Type: < Enter the device type for the SAP supported printer>

Note: Refer SAP Note”1097990 – List of Printer Vendor Wizard Notes” to get proper device type for configured printer model.

  • Spool Server: <Enter the spool server of target system>
  • Host: <Specify Host name>
  • Model: <any description of the printer model> (optional)
  • Location: <any description of the printer location> (optional)


3) Fill-in fields as needed in “Access Method”

  • Host Spool Access Method: < specify the access method with which the output device is connected to the SAP System >

Use below link to know more about Host Spool Access Method

  • Host printer: __DEFAULT

Please remember in above step its two times under-scope then DEFAULT

  • Destination Host: <hostname of the print server where the printer driver was installed>

4) Tray selection for SAP

 Tray info should be always default tray.

In the other tabs, please leave the default settings and press save which creates an output device.

Note: Alternatively, if customer / user looking for default format, so you can assign the default format to the printer which will affects to all users who are using that printer. To do this, jump to Tray Info (as below screenshot) and define the Page Format accordingly to the Tray (if there are trays on the printer). Finally, save your changes!


Updated: December 8, 2016 — 7:39 pm

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