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1 Introduction

This is a specification of the Print System Asynchronous Remote Protocol. It is based on the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol ([C706] and [MS-RPCE]).

The Print System Asynchronous Remote Protocol supports printing and spooling operations between a client and server, including print job control and print system management. It is designed to be used asynchronously by clients whose implementations permit them to continue execution without waiting for an RPC method call to return. This protocol is parallel to the Print System Remote Protocol [MS-RPRN], but the two protocols support slightly different functionality.

Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.

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