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LPD Communication

The following instructions are for users sending output from one host system (i.e.: HPe3000, AS400, Unix) to a Windows operating platform where the eFORMz merge process will take place. To monitor for incoming print files from another host system follow these steps.

STEP 1: Enable TCP/IP Print Server for LPD Communication

Windows VISTA / 7 / 8

From the Start menu:
1. Enable the LPR Monitor in Windows Features by navigating to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > “Turn Windows Features on or off.” Navigate to Print and Document Services, expand the menu and check the LPR Port Monitor box.
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Windows Server 2008

From Server Manager:
1. Click on Add Roles.
2. Select Print and Document Services.
3. Add LPD Services.

If the LPD setup through the Standard TCP/IP Port is blocked by Active Directory, consult eFORMz Print from Windows Server to Network Printer.

STEP 2: Starting the TCP/IP Print Server Service

Confirm that the TCP/IP Print Server Service has been started:
1. From your Windows Control Panel select Administrative Tools.
2. Select Services. A listing of all services running on your Windows platform will display. Windows Vista and later: Select LPD Services.
3. Start LPD Services if not started already and select Automatic as the Startup Type.
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STEP 3: Configuring the eFORMz Port Monitor

To capture incoming print files (or spoolfiles) from an alternative host system to a directory on your Windows operating system, view the following tutorial.

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