You can also use PowerShell for license management. That way it’s possible, for example, to integrate the activation of new users into automated processes.
- Log in to the central print server with the account used for installation (see User account for installation).
- Run PowerShell for the first time as administrator.
- Set the policies to import and use the PowerShell modules that were created when installing License Server.
To do so, enter the following command during the first use:
- Confirm the adjustment of the Policy with Y for yes (see arrow).
Import PowerShell module
Each time you open a PowerShell session or run a script, you have to import the PowerShell modules. For this, enter the following command on the license server and confirm with Enter.
Remote access to TPPowerShell
- On the license server, run the following generic PowerShell cmdlet (depending on the age of the Windows version):
- On the remote computer, run the following cmdlet:
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName <license-server-address> -Credential <credentials>
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName tp-lics-06.ourdomain.local -Credential (Get-Credential -Message "Please enter your credentials." -UserName "ourdomain\Administrator")
- If not already running on the license server, then run remotely:
Overview of PowerShell commands
To get a list of all available commands (cmdlets), enter the following:
Get-Command -Module TPPowerShell
Then the available PowerShell commands will be displayed.
The following commands (cmdlets) are available:
|Connect-TP||• establishes the required connection to the license server
• user name and password required
|Disconnect-TP||closes an existing connection to the license server|
|Get-TPLicenseInfo||returns the number of used, free, and blocked licenses, as well as whether the number of users is limited or unlimited|
|Set-TPUserActivationMode||switches between the license activation modes automatically and manually|
|Get-TPUser||displays the list of imported ThinPrint user accounts with their display names|
|Sync-TPUser||synchronizes the ThinPrint users with the Active Directory (corresponds to the Synchronize now function)|
|Get-TPUserSettings||returns the settings of certain ThinPrint users|
|Set-TPUserSettings||sets individual settings for a particular ThinPrint user|
|Add-TPUser||imports users from Active Directory and activates them for ThinPrint|
|Update-TPUser||disables / enables ThinPrint users|
|Remove-TPUser||deletes ThinPrint users and releases their licenses|
|Set-RegisterServer||registers a Mobile Session Print server at the ThinPrint Notification Service (TPNS)|
|Set-SynchronizeToTPNS||sends the current user information from the Mobile Session Print server to the TPNS|
|Get-RegistrationState||returns the Mobile Session Print server’s registration information on the ThinPrint Notification Service (TPNS)|
|Set-MobileServerConfig||changes the directory for the users’ print jobs on the Mobile Session Print server|
Help for PowerShell commands
You can display help texts for all PowerShell cmdlets.
- Enter the designated command according to the following pattern:
- To get further information you can add one of the following parameters: