Exceeding Number Of Printers Folgen

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Hello everyone, this is my first posting so forgive me if I ask a question that has already been asked.  I searched for this but did not find my specific question.  Anyway, I have a license server with three printers allowed.  The three printers I am trying to set up for everybody are as follows: Zebra printer for new pre-printed rolls that we record lot number and barcodes, Ricoh copier that we print shipping labels four to a page, and a Brady IP300 networked label printer for some legacy labels.  My problem is when I install BarTender on a new machine in production and (I believe) how the Brady printer is being installed.  The License Server is reporting back that I have exceeded the number of printers and I cannot print anything anymore from the new install of BarTender on the new workstation.  I don't want to keep getting this error every time I install BarTender so I am wondering if there is a way to set the printers up on the License Server first?  We have Enterprise Automation version of BarTender because I wanted to have Librarian as well to centrally manage our labels.  I am still learning how all of this needs to be set up so perhaps I don't even need BarTender installed on the shop floor ro print labels and only need Print Station?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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There is no way to set up printers in the license server.  Printers get added to the licensed server list as you print to the printer from Bartender.  You are allowed to exceed the number of licensed printers by double your purchased amount for 30 days before BarTender will quit working for you.

 

The networked printers can be a bit tricky ... from what I understand (and maybe a moderator can confirm this) you need to make sure you install the remote license server on the machines with network printers.  This helps the license server somehow to distinguish that it is actually the same printer and not a different one for each machine.

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An interesting feature Seagull License Server (SLS) offers is to enable the "Keep" checkbox inside Seagull License Server once the printer(s) has been used for the first time and tracked by SLS. When you reach the limit of licensed printers and once Seagull License Server starts to deny printing to printers because you've also exceeded the 30 day grace period, printing to those printers which have the "Keep" checkbox enabled won't be denied.

 

If you need to print to the same printer from more than one computer, make the printer driver installation consistent. This means, if it's a network printer accessible via direct IP address, all PC's must point to the printer using the same IP address. Another possible method (for local connected printers which you share out to the network), is to install a printer instance on every PC (including the PC where the printer is locally attached to) which points to the UNC shared name of the printer "\\ServerName\SharedPrinterName"

 

Furthermore, no Print Station cannot run as a standalone application. It requires BarTender to be installed on the same computer.

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