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Printing from SAP to Equitrac using @PJL SET HOSTLOGINNAME=userid command


We are going to implement printing from SAP using our follow-me printing system (Equitrac Office/Express).

We discussed the following solutions:

1. Install a special LPD service provided by Equitrac on our printservers that would act as a front-end to the Windows follow-me print queues

2. Have the SAP servers submit print jobs to this LPD service

3. Add the command @PJL SET HOSTLOGINNAME=userid to all SAP print jobs to identify the real Windows username of the user instead of the SAP username

This solution requires an additional component on the Equitrac printservers: the EQXLPD print service to support the LPD protocol. However, the @PJL SET HOSTLOGINNAME feature isn't specific to this component, it can also be used when submitting jobs to the native Windows print queues.

Is it possible to use native Windows printing to print from the SAP servers? It would not be necessary to use the actual user's Windows credentials for connecting to the print server and submitting the job. A generic proxy account would suffice, if we can use the PJL SET HOSTLOGINNAME to map the job to the actual user.

Could you please help us, and if this is possible which "Host Spool Access Method" we have to use use in order to be able to add this command?

Thank you,

best regards,

Florin Radulea

Former Member
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