ThinPrint Licensing & License Server

Assigning a license to a user

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User activation modes

For your users to be able to print with ThinPrint, you must first assign them licenses. For this you need either a demo, a 30-days or a production license key in the License Manager. You can enter it during installation or you can add it later (see Entering license keys).

Two modes are available for activating users, i. e. assigning licenses to user accounts:

  • automatic user activation (default)
  • manual user activation

With automatic user activation the licenses are assigned to users with their first use of the ThinPrint functionality (Printing or getting printers mapped via ThinPrint Auto­Connect). Even in this mode it’s still possible to – additionally – activate users man­ually.

Assigning licenses to user (groups) can also be done with scripts, see License Server’s PowerShell module.

User accounts for Mobile Session Print are activated manually because Mobile Session Print is an additional feature .

  • Open ThinPrint Management Console. Select ThinPrint License and User Configuration in the Start menu.
Start menu: ThinPrint License and User Configuration (above) and ThinPrint License Manager (below)

Start menu: ThinPrint License and User Configuration (above) and ThinPrint License Manager (below)

On the left you can now see the free user licenses (green).

Global settings

  • Select Control Panel and then Global Settings.
Control Panel (here, with a demo license key installed)

Control Panel (here, with a demo license key installed)

  • Select Configure on the Activation Mode tab. Here, you can switch between Automatic and Manual user activation mode.
changing activation mode

changing activation mode

User management

  • Then, to manage user accounts manually or enable them for Mobile Session Print, select Control Panel→ Users (see above).
  • To add users manually, select the plus sign (arrow).
Adding users manually via plus sign

adding users manually via plus sign

  • You can then select either AD users or user groups, or single users.
  • Preferably, select Active Directory. Domains with trusted domains and sub domains will also be listed here.
 selecting AD user (groups) or single users

selecting AD user (groups) or single users

  • Select the preferred domain and then click below on Next.
     check domain and click Next

    Check domain and click Next

  • Select the desired group and then click below on the Import button. Confirm the ThinPrint license information with Continue.
    ThinPrint license information

    ThinPrint license information

  • On successful licensing of all members, the group will receive a green tick (top arrow). Below, you can see the used licenses, and those still available.
successfully imported group

successfully imported group

Enter single user manually

If you select individual users with Enter singel user manually, you can either fill in one of the fields completely or search for a particular user using wildcards.

searching for users using wildcards

searching for users using wildcards

The imported users are displayed in the Management Console.

 licensed users in ThinPrint Management Console

licensed users in ThinPrint Management Console

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