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FRONTEND UNAVAILABLE

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I have an strange problem in printing, I am using the Access Method "G" for the printing. users has no complain about the printing, they are printing fine but SP01 is always show the spool request in "WAITING" and "frontend unavailable".

Please advise us.

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Anwer Waseem

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  • Aug 21, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    Hi Anwer,

    I had this problem in the past... its weird that is actually printing tho.. basically Access method G is using windows spooler instead of SAPLDP and sometimes depending on the user rights to the pc they are printing from it finish in an error "frontend unavailable".... check if you get the same problem when printing from a pc where user logged on has admin rights...

    I don't know if this help but it may put you in the right direction

    Regards

    Juan

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    • Hi Anwer,

      have you check that settings of your printer are,

      Device Type: SAPWIN

      Device Class: Standard Printer

      Host Spool Access Method: G: Frontend print with control technologie

      Host Printer: __DEFAULT

      If this doesn't help check Note 901244

      regards

      Juan

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    Aug 21, 2007 at 04:00 PM

    Hello Anwer,

    it seems that you try to print the spool in background and that your printer is a frontend printer with the 'Host spool access method F: printing on Front End Computer' (in transaction SPAD).

    This doesn't work as far as I know. You have to provide a printer with an other Host spool access method, e.g. C or S or U).

    Printing on a frontend printer means that the SAP System can reach the Frontend (the PC), this is not guaranteed. Perhaps you turn off your PC and then the background job can't reach your frontend.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Manomeet

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        Hello Anwer,

        I guess you must be selecting the option of immediate printing while printing on front end. That is why you are getting this error. Please note in front end printing spool needs to be selected and then printed. In case you remove the immediate printing option then you want get this error message of FRONTEND UNAVAILABLE

        Regards.

        Ruchit.

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      Aug 27, 2007 at 07:08 AM

      Hi,

      I too am having this problem. Am able to print reports but not documents. When trying to print documents (invoice, delivery note, etc.), get the msg FRONTEND UNAVAILABLE. SAP support says import kernel 110; the latest kernel available for download is 102. Environment is Win 2003 server / ECC6 / MSSQL2000.

      Regards,

      Rajesh R.

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      Aug 28, 2007 at 06:20 AM

      Was able to solve the problem by including the following the parameter "rdisp/gui_from_spool" with the value 1 in the Instance Profile. rz10 does give an error on this parameter but go ahead and save & activate the profile. Frontend printing with Access method G works fine (without any errors or msgs.) after the restart.

      Regards,

      Rajesh R.

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        Hi Rajesh,

        I faced the same issue as yours, but this profile doesn't exist in RZ10. I am working on 4.6C. Hope you can help

        Regards,

        Hesham

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      Dec 12, 2007 at 08:03 AM

      Hi Anwer,

      Please check the Frontend Settings as: the name u have entered for ex.in the Tab of SAP router string : u have mean u server by name : xxprd01 or ip of the server ,once at the time SAPGUI configured with the server name.can u change the server name instead of giving the server ip: or ip instead of server name to solve this

      1.the enduser machine is there any upgradation happened in OS

      2.and also i want to know what is the Server OS ,DB?

      3.SAPGUI version currently using?

      4.SAPLPD is working?

      regards,

      S.Rajeshkumar

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