Configuring your system to work with hot folders
- Decide what Windows system you want to create the hot folder on. Make sure that the InfoPrint Manager server and all users who will use it can access that system.
- It is strongly recommended that you create your hot folder on the same system that
your InfoPrint Manager server is installed on for these reasons:
- Performance will be better because the files have to be transferred over the network only once.
- The polling traffic created by the InfoPrint Manager server process when it is looking for new files might cause performance degradation of the remote server hosting the directory, the InfoPrint Manager system, or the network connection between them.
- If you need to restart the system that the InfoPrint Manager server is installed on, the InfoPrint Manager server will automatically have access to the hot folder when it restarts. If the hot folder is on a different system, you must log on to the InfoPrint Manager server system to re-establish the connection.
- If you plan to have more than one hot folder, you can create all of them in the same parent directory. That way, users can access all of them through a single mapped drive.
- It is strongly recommended that you create your hot folder on the same system that your InfoPrint Manager server is installed on for these reasons:
- Use the regular Windows process to create a directory (add a folder to an existing directory). Name the folder something distinctive, so you know that it is a hot folder, and possibly, what logical destination it submits jobs to or what department should submit jobs to it.
- Set up sharing on the folder so that the InfoPrint Manager server and users who will submit jobs to it have write access to it.
- Open the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI.
- Find or create the logical destination that you want the hot folder to submit jobs to and select it.
- In the Properties notebook for the logical destination, click General and find the Hot folder location field. Type the directory path that the InfoPrint Manager server system will use to access the hot folder.
If the hot folder is in a different partition or on a different hard drive than your InfoPrint Manager server, this path will include the drive letter for that partition or drive and the directory path to the hot folder. For example,
D:\hotfolders\copy_postscript_here. For further instructions, see the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI online help.Note: A hot folder can be associated with only one logical destination, and a logical destination can be associated with only one hot folder.
- Set the default document and default job attributes for the logical destination. Unless the job submitter overrides them, these attribute values will be used for all jobs submitted through the hot folder. For instructions, see the InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI online help.
When you tell users how to submit jobs to the hot folder, be sure to tell them what types of files the InfoPrint Manager destination can accept and how to generate those files.