8. To prevent having to adjust output devices (e.g. print queue definitions) in every system each time they are transported from one system to another, an administrator can:
a) Set up a logical spool server by the same name in the source system and the target systems
b) Set up all printers to use "__DEFAULT" as the host printer
A logical spool server mapped to the real spool server can solve this problem by adjusting output devices after importing them.
For example, logical spool server "logicalspooler" can be set up in the customizing, quality assurance and production systems; printers get assigned to this spool server and they get transported. Because "logicalspooler" exists on the target systems, there is no need to change anything after the transport is imported.
This was first published in November 2005