Installing the SAP Client when SAP runs on Windows

To allow SAP to issue the InfoPrint Manager commands, you must install the InfoPrint Manager SAP client on every SAP server where an SAP application server will issue the commands. This includes every application server with an SWP managing R/3 devices that have been configured to use access method L for sending jobs to InfoPrint Manager. If you have configured your SAP R/3 system to use alternate servers, you must repeat these installation tasks on the alternate servers as well.

To install the InfoPrint Manager SAP Client for Windows on your Windows SAP system, use this procedure:

  1. Log in as the Administrator user.
  2. Insert the InfoPrint Manager: Common Clients DVD-ROM, LCD4-5642 into your DVD-ROM drive.
  3. From the InfoPrint Manager: Common Clients window, click Install InfoPrint Manager Products.
  4. Click on InfoPrint Manager SAP Clients.
  5. Select a location for installing the clients (the default is install_path \Infoprint Manager SAP Clients\).
  6. From the IPM Server Settings pop-up dialog, specify either the fully qualified host name or the IP address of the InfoPrint Manager server to which you will be sending jobs. The IPM Hostname field defaults to showing the loop back address and must be changed.

    The IPM Server Port Number field defaults to 6874, which you do not need to change.

    1. Do not check the IPM Debug Mode checkbox unless instructed to do so by technical support.
    2. Enable the IPM LDAP Mode if you are using the InfoPrint Manager Pull Print feature with your InfoPrint Manager server. For more information, see Enabling LDAP mode.
    3. Remove the check in the IPM GOCA Support checkbox only if you want to turn off graphics object content architecture (GOCA support) in the SAP transform.

      By default, the SAP client requests Graphics Object Content Architecture (GOCA) support. GOCA is an AFP data architecture used to represent pictures generated by computer. If your installation uses older printers (for example, 3900 printers instead of InfoPrint 4000 printers), the GOCA support can cause the printers to print at less than rated speed. If your applications do not require GOCA support features, such as box shading, you might want to improve performance by turning off the GOCA support. For instructions on turning off this support after installing the SAP Client, see Adding box shading values to printed output.

    Once you have set the appropriate values, click OK to close this dialog.

  7. When the SAP client has been installed, click Finish.
  8. To exit the install process, click Back, and then the Exit button on the next screen.
  9. To complete the configuration, follow the directions for updating the SAP Profile to activate the SAP print command and define SAP devices that use access method L as described in Configuring your SAP system to use the InfoPrint Manager Client command.