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Author's profile photo Annie Chan

Mass Locking & Unlocking Printers

If you need to mass lock printers in split second, here is a quick way to do so.

Steps

1. Go to txn SPAD -> Utilities -> For output device->Export devices and export the printers to a text file:

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2. Click Generate button to start the export. You will get a Save As popup window to save the exported file and this is result screen once you save the file.

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3. Edit your exported file in any text editor e.g. Notepad and change PADISABLED=”” to PADISABLED=”X” (this is the setting to disable the printers)

4. Re-import the printers. Go to txn SPAD -> Utilities -> For output device->Import devices. Select your modified file, select the values as shown and click Generate to import the printers.

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5. All Printers are now locked now.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      I was just looking for these information and found it 🙂

      Thanks a lot.

      MoI

      Author's profile photo Annie Chan
      Annie Chan
      Blog Post Author

      No worries, glad that it helps.

      Regards,
      Annie

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice one Annie.

      Regards,

      Nick Loy

      Author's profile photo Ashutosh Chaturvedi
      Ashutosh Chaturvedi

      Nice blog Annie.

      Regards

      Ashutosh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Annie,

      Got an issue like this & resolved. This document helped.

      Thanks

      Sriram

      Author's profile photo ABHISHEK SINGH
      ABHISHEK SINGH

      Hi Annie ,

      Really very simple and nice document !!

      DO we have any sap note number for same !!.

      Thanks ,

      Abhi

      Author's profile photo Annie Chan
      Annie Chan
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Abhishek.

      Do you mean is there any sap note number for this solution?

      Regards,

      Annie

      Author's profile photo Ashish Kasat
      Ashish Kasat

      Hello Annie,

      It is real quick workaround and very helpful in support projects.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Regards,

      Ashish

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Annie,

         Do you ever meet "all change undone" when importing the txt file?  I tried many times but all failed to mass lock the printers.

        Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Issued resolved. Do not modify the file in excel then make it txt file. Modify the content in txt directly.

      Author's profile photo Annie Chan
      Annie Chan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Philip,

      Glad you resolved the issue yourself. Yes, always use text editor rather than office software to perform editing as the format often causes unnecessary problem.

      Cheers.

      Regards,

      Annie

      Author's profile photo Sean Collins
      Sean Collins

      Hi Annie,

      Thanks for a very quick and simple solution.

      Works a treat!

      Regards,

      Sean.

      Author's profile photo Kaushik G
      Kaushik G

      Hi Annie,

      great blog

      Regards,

      Kaushik G