Creating or maintaining a printer device type

  1. Open the Tools dashboard and select Report Administration. The Reporting Services Administration screen is displayed.
  2. Select Server Administration > Email and Printer Settings. The Delivery Administration screen is displayed.
  3. Click Device Type Tools > Manage Device Types. The Device Types screen is displayed.
  4. If you are creating a new printer device, click New Printer. The New Email Device screen is displayed. If you are modifying an existing printer device, select the name of the printer device that you want to edit. The Device screen is displayed.
  5. Specify this information:
    Specify the name of the device. For example, printer.
    Optionally, specify a description for the device you are setting up. This description is only displayed in the device list.
    The default value is Printer. You cannot modify this field.
    Path to Acrobat
    Specify the location of Adobe Acrobat. You can specify either Adobe Acrobat Writer or Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    Typically, the location of Adobe Acrobat 7 is C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe or for Adobe Acrobat 8 C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe.
    Path to Temporary Directory
    Reporting Services defaults a path into this field, for example, C:\InforLawsonBI\FrameworkServices\conf\printTemp. However, you can replace this path with the temp directory that you want to use to store the .pdf files that Reporting Services generates for report distribution.
    Temporary File Expire Hours
    Reporting Services defaults 24 hours into this field. However, you can modify this value to increase or decrease the amount of time that Reporting Services stores PDF files in the temporary directory that you specified in Path to Temporary Directory.
  6. Click Save.