How do I automatically convert a network print job to PDF and store to a location?
Posted on 2009-05-08
I have a proprietary application running on a Sun system which is connected to our network. I have no knowledge of the system other than it serves as a database imaging system which can output images to network plotters (or printers). The proprietary system has been created to dispense network print jobs to port 9100 (I believe that's HP's JetDirect default port) and is extremely inflexible however it works very well. I do not have access to this system other than to add printers.
My goal is to dispense PDF files from this system (rather than paper print jobs).
I'm looking for a way (product, method, etc) to put a PDF creator on my network that will accept incoming print jobs from the proprietary system and store them in predetermined location(s). No options required. Just take the print job and change it into a PDF that is stored on the network.
I have a virtualized Windows 2003 Server and several Windows XP clients on this network. If need be I can add a different platform on the VM server to process jobs.
Constructive advice or suggestions appreciated. Thank you.