Licensing and Activation


Moving your license to a new computer

A BarTender license consists of four significant activations, which means you may activate the software once, and then move it to a new computer up to three times.  If additional moves are required, or you receive an error while moving the license, please contact Technical Support.   For more inf...

Activating the BarTender Suite

Activating the BarTender Suite is a quick and simple process if you have an Internet connection available. If you don't have an Internet connection, you can activate from another computer instead. Choose the option that applies to your current situation: I'm activating during installation I'm a...

Is the Seagull License Server Backwards Compatible?

Question Can my newer version of the Seagull License Server work with my older version of BarTender? Answer Yes. For version 2016 and earlier, the Seagull License Sever is backwards compatible. However, due note that older versions of BarTender will connect to newer Seagull License Servers, but t...

Getting version details about your BarTender installation

The BarTender About screen contains many useful details about your specific BarTender installation. You will often be asked to provide some or all of these details when contacting Technical Support.  To open the About dialog: Open BarTender Designer Click the Help Menu Choose the About option Y...

What is Seagull License Server?

Overview Seagull License Server (SLS) comes with the two Automation editions of BarTender. SLS is Seagull's tool for monitoring BarTender and enforcing printer licenses. Seagull License Server's only job is license enforcement – it does not physically print documents or communicate with printers ...

Locating Seagull License Server on your network

Overview Seagull License Server (SLS) is used for tracking printer licenses. There are times you may want to view its contents or upgrade your printer license count. If you are unsure where your Seagull License Server currently resides on your network, you may be able to locate it by using an ins...