Stopping the base product and secondary servers on AIX

When you stop the Ricoh ProcessDirector base product or a secondary server, you can stop the system with or without waiting for job-processing steps to complete. If you have the AFP Support feature installed, you can also choose whether to stop processes that were started by the Ricoh ProcessDirector printer driver component, or by Download for z/OS, or by AFP Download Plus.

After a system shutdown and restart, all the printers are disabled. If you want all the printers that were enabled before the shutdown to be enabled after the system is restarted, you can change the Remember enabled status of printers system property to Yes.

To stop the base product and secondary servers on an AIX system:

  1. Log in to the primary computer as the Ricoh ProcessDirector system user (aiw1 is the default).
  2. Access the command line.
  3. Optional: To minimize the impact of shutting down the system on processes that are currently running, disable the input devices associated with the server.
  4. Enter one of these commands:
    • To stop the system immediately without waiting for steps to complete:


      Any steps that were in a processing state will move to an error state when you restart the system.
    • To stop the system after the currently processing steps are complete:

      stopaiw -q

    • On a primary computer with AFP Support installed, to stop the system and all processes that were started by the printer driver component, or by Download for z/OS, or by AFP Download Plus:

      stopaiw -t

    On the primary computer, the command shuts down the primary server, the user interface program, and the information center. If a secondary server is defined to the primary server when the primary server stops, the secondary server tries to reestablish the connection every 30 seconds, until it can connect or until the secondary server stops.

    On a secondary computer, Ricoh ProcessDirector disconnects from the primary server and stops the secondary server.

    If the same AIX system has both a primary and a secondary server defined, these commands stop both of them.

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