Patent Number: 8,819,114

Title: Server apparatus, method for controlling the server apparatus, and storage medium

Abstract: The present invention provides a server apparatus that can communicate with a plurality of client apparatuses via a network, including a receiving unit configured to receive device information relating to a peripheral device capable of being connected to a client apparatus along with an acquisition scheme of the device information from the client apparatus, a storing unit configured to store the device information in association with the acquisition scheme, a judging unit configured to judge whether or not the device information received by the receiving unit has already been stored in the storing unit, and a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the device information is valid based on the acquisition scheme when it is judged by the judging unit that the received device information has already been stored in the storing unit.

Inventors: Kumagai; Atsushi (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018