Installing BarTender

Overview

The BarTender Application Suite is available in multiple editions. Your installation procedure differs depending on which edition you have purchased.

If you have not yet purchased a license then you will be installing the Trial edition.

If you have purchased a license, refer to the license information email you received for edition information. If you purchased a physical copy of BarTender, refer to the product box for edition information.

Note: Still can’t find your edition? You can contact Technical Support for assistance.

Select your edition below for step-by-step instructions:

 

 

Trial installation

  1. To begin, download the installer or run the installer from your CD. The Welcome window opens.
Note:  You may be prompted to install Windows prerequisites (.NET 3.5.1 and/or C++ 2008 SP1) if they are not already installed on your system.

  1. Click Next. The License Agreement window opens.

  1. Accept the license agreement and click Next. The Specify Edition window opens.

  1. Select Trial and click Next. The Trial Options window opens.

  1. Select Full, Minimum, or Custom.
  2. Click Next. The Review Options window opens.
Note: You may not need to install Web Print Server and the .NET SDKs. For more information, refer to the Web Print Server white paper and the SDK white paper. You can also contact your systems administrator.

  1. Click Install. It may take a few minutes for BarTender to install. When installation is done, the Installation Complete window opens.

  1. Click Finish.

You can now begin using BarTender.

 

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Basic or Professional installation

  1. To begin, download the installer or run the installer from your CD. The Welcome window appears. 
Note: You may be prompted to install Windows pre-requisites (.NET 3.5.1 and/or C++ 2008 SP1) if they are not already on your system.

  1. Click Next. The License Agreement window opens.

  1. Accept the license agreement and click Next. The Specify Edition screen opens.

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  1. Select Basic or Professional depending on the edition you purchased.
  2. Click Next. The Review Options screen opens.

  1. Review your installation options. Click Back if you need to change any options. When you are ready, click Install.
  2. Once the installation is finished, the BarTender Activation screen opens. You can activate BarTender here, or you can skip activation for now and do it later.
  3. To activate from this screen, click Activate Now... to launch the Activation Wizard. Click through the wizard, entering your product key code when prompted.
Note: The Activation Wizard activates over the internet. If you need to activate the License Server on a computer without an internet connection please contact Technical Support.

  1. If you wish to skip activation, click Next. The BarTender Registration and Maintenance screen opens. You can choose to register now, or skip this screen and register later.

  1. To activate from this screen, click Activate Now... to launch the Activation Wizard. Click through the wizard, entering your product key when prompted.

  1. Click Finish

You can now begin using BarTender.

 

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Automation or Enterprise Automation installation

Seagull License Server (SLS) is essential for using the Automation or Enterprise Automation editions of BarTender. To use either of these editions, you must install Seagull License Server. However, BarTender and SLS do not have to be installed on the same computer. Only one instance of SLS can be installed at a time. A single instance of SLS can be used by multiple installations of BarTender on different computers.

If you are installing SLS and BarTender on the same computer, you can install SLS during BarTender installation. If you are installing SLS on a different computer, it can be installed separately. 

In summary, installing the Automation or Enterprise Automation editions involves two steps:

  • Installing Seagull License Server
    SLS can only be activated on one (1) computer at a time.
  • Installing the BarTender Suite
    BarTender installations need a network connection to Seagull License Server in order to print.

To install the Automation or Enterprise Automation editions of BarTender:

  1. To begin, download the installer or run the installer from your CD. The Welcome screen opens.
Note: You may be prompted to install Windows pre-requisites (.NET 3.5.1 and/or C++ 2008 SP1) if they are not already on your system.

  1. Click Next. The License Agreement screen opens.

  1. Accept the license agreement and click Next. The Specify Edition screen opens.

  1. Select Automation or Enterprise Automation depending on the edition you purchased.
  2. Click Next. The Specify What to Install screen opens.

 

ATTENTION:

~~THIS STEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT~~

All installed instances of BarTender must have a network connection to Seagull License Server in order to print with the Automation or Enterprise Automation editions.

SLS may only be installed and activated on only one (1) computer at any given time.

If the computer you are currently using will host SLS, check the Seagull License Server box to install it now. If you are only installing the BarTender Suite on this computer, leave the box unchecked. 

If you are not sure whether you need to install Seagull License Server, refer to What is the Seagull License Server.

~~THIS STEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT~~

  1. Click Next. The Service Configuration screen opens.
Note: You may not need to install Web Print Server and the .NET SDKs. For more information, refer to the SDK white paper and the Web Print Server white paper. You can also contact your systems administrator.

 

  1. Create or select any user accounts you may need, or just click Next. The Review Options screen opens.
Tip: Some Companion Applications, such as Administration Console and Printer Maestro, run as services and need domain-level permissions to work across the network. These permissions may be set during installation, or at a later time. Please contact your IT administrator for assistance with setting up a domain account.

  1. Review your installation options. Click Back if you need to change any options. When you are ready, click Install
  2. Once the installation is finished, the BarTender Activation screen opens. You can activate BarTender here, or you can skip activation for now and do it at a later time. 

  1. To activate from this screen, click Activate Now to launch the Activation Wizard. Click through the wizard, entering your Product Key Code when prompted.
Note: The Activation Wizard activates over the internet. If you need to activate the License Server on a computer without an internet connection please contact Technical Support.
  1. If you wish to skip activation click Next. The BarTender Registration and Maintenance screen opens. You can choose to register now, or skip this screen and register later.

  1. To register now, click the Register Online Now button. If you wish to skip registration, click Next. The Installation Complete screen opens. 

  1. Click Finish.

You can now begin using BarTender.

 

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