Upgrade BarTender edition

Overview

Upgrading editions generally only involves deactivating your current installation and then reactivating it with the upgraded product key code.  The upgrade process varies depending on which editions you are upgrading from and to.

 

Choose your upgrade path

Basic to Professional
Requires deactivating and reactivating the BarTender client.

Basic or Professional to Automation or Enterprise Automation
Requires deactivating and reactivating the BarTender client AND installing and activating the Seagull  License Server.

Automation to Enterprise Automation
Requires deactivating and reactivating both the Seagull License server and the BarTender client.

 

Basic to Professional

Requires deactivating and reactivating BarTender with new Product key code.

 

Upgrade the BarTender Client

Open BarTender

Click Help -> Activation Wizard

The only option should be Deactivate BarTender Suite.  Click Next.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify deactivation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Not Activated.  Close About.

Now you need to reactivate BarTender using the new upgraded product key code.  Help -> Activation Wizard

Select Activate BarTender Suite. Click Next.

Enter new upgraded product key code (the product key code you received in your upgrade email). Click Next.

Read the Activation Policy and check the box I Agree.  Click Next.

Select the Country where the BarTender client will be activated.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify activation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Activated and the Edition should now say Professional.  Close About.

You have successfully upgraded from Basic to Professional.

 

 

Basic or Professional to Automation or Enterprise Automation

Requires deactivating and reactivating the BarTender client AND installing and activating the Seagull License Server.

All BarTender clients need to connect to the Seagull License Server in order to print, so we recommend installing and activating it first. Please review What Is Seagull License Server for more information.

Note: Basic and Professional editions are user based editions, which means the license is restricted to being installed and activated on one computer.

Automation and Enterprise Automation are printer based editions (unlimited users), which means you can install and activate an unlimited number of BarTender clients, but the license is restricted to printing to a limited number of printers, which is is controlled with an additional application called the Seagull License Server.  

 

Install the Seagull License Server

You will need to decide where you want to install the Seagull License Server - it may go on a desktop workstation, but we recommend a central location such as an application server if available.

Installing Seagull License Server (Standalone)
For installing the License Server as a standalone application (BarTender not  installed) on a new computer (ie. an application server).

Installing BarTender Automation or Enterprise Automation
For installing the License Server and BarTender on a new computer.

Adding Seagull License Server To An Existing BarTender Installation
For installing the License Server on a computer that already has BarTender installed.

 

Upgrade the BarTender client

Once you have installed and activated the License Server you are ready to upgrade the BarTender client.

 

Open BarTender

Click Help -> Activation Wizard

The only option should be Deactivate BarTender Suite.  Click Next.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify deactivation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Not Activated.  Close About.

Now you need to reactivate BarTender using the new upgraded product key code.  Help -> Activation Wizard

Select Activate BarTender Suite. Click Next.

Enter new upgraded product key code (the product key code you received in your upgrade email). Click Next.

Read the Activation Policy and check the box I Agree.  Click Next.

Select the Country where the BarTender client will be activated.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify activation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Activated and the Edition should now say Enterprise Automation.  Close About.

You have successfully upgraded to Automation or Enterprise Automation.

 

 

Automation to Enterprise Automation

Requires deactivating and reactivating the Seagull License server and the BarTender client(s).  All BarTender clients will need to be deactivated and reactivated with the new upgrade product key code.

 

Upgrade the License Server

Open Seagull License Server

Click Help -> Activation Wizard

The only option should be Deactivate BarTender Suite.  Click Next.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify deactivation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Not Activated.  Close About.

Now you need to reactivate the License Server using the new upgraded product key code.  Help -> Activation Wizard

Select Activate BarTender Suite. Click Next.

Enter new upgraded product key code (the product key code you received in your upgrade email). Click Next.

Read the Activation Policy and check the box I Agree.  Click Next.

Select the Country where the BarTender client will be activated.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify activation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Activated and the Edition should now say Enterprise Automation.  Close About.

 

Upgrade the BarTender client(s)

Open BarTender

Click Help -> Activation Wizard

The only option should be Deactivate BarTender Suite.  Click Next.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify deactivation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Not Activated.  Close About.

Now you need to reactivate BarTender using the new upgraded product key code.  Help -> Activation Wizard

Select Activate BarTender Suite. Click Next.

Enter new upgraded product key code (the product key code you received in your upgrade email). Click Next.

Read the Activation Policy and check the box I Agree.  Click Next.

Select the Country where the BarTender client will be activated.

The next window will mention activation requires a working internet connection.  Click Next.

It will display the connection status.  Once completed click Finish.

To verify activation was successful click Help -> About.  

The Activation Status should be Activated and the Edition should now say Enterprise Automation.  Close About.

You have successfully upgraded from Automation to Enterprise Automation.

 

 

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