Answer: IPDS Print Server is a software emulator that emulate multiple printers as IPDS printers. The way of using the software is to drop AFP files or IPDS spooled job files into a hot folder that is mapped to the corresponding printer. For example, you have a printer named HP LaserJet 5200 PCL6, and you can create a hot folder named C:\HotFolder\HP LaserJet 5200 PCL6\, and once an AFP file is placed into this folder, you get the printout on paper sheet from the real HP LaserJet 5200 printer.
Virtual IPDS Printer is quite a different
product, which installs a Virtual IPDS Printer in your printer
list, and make it a printer share over your network, and you can specify
only one real printer that is mapped to this shared printer. Any user can
print virtually anything from any operating system, such as AS/400, zSeries
OS, to this network shared printer, and the printout eventually appears on
paper sheets via the real printer.
The IBM Systems
The current IBM product lines that we refer to in this site are:
IBM has made a number of changes over the years to the naming of their products. Knowing that the old and the new terms are in common use, we use both in this site.
IBM eServer iSeries became IBM System i
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