Installing / Updating the Uniprint License Key

Blog Post created by toleary on Aug 2, 2013

This article gives instructions for updating your Pharos Uniprint license key. For versions 8.0 and above and prior to 5.3, the procedure is quite straightforward. However, for versions 5.3 to 7.2 inclusive, a License Upgrader Hot Fix needs to be applied.


Applying a license key to a Uniprint 8.x, or higher, system

If you are currently running Uniprint 8.x (or higher) and have received a new license key, the steps for installing the key would be:

  1. Stop all Pharos services including remote Pharos Print server services
    1. click Start --> Run
    2. type services.msc and hit Enter
    3. Find the Pharos License Server Service, right click, and select Stop
    4. A confirmation window will appear confirming you'd like to stop all other dependent services; click Yes
  2. Apply the license registry key to the Principal server by double clicking the License Registry (.reg) file
  3. Start all Pharos services up again on all servers
  4. Verify license limits and exipry date
    • Pharos Administrator - System - License Limits on the left-hand side context tree.



Applying a license key to a Uniprint 5.3 - 7.2 system

Note: If you are installing Uniprint 7.2 for the first time, install the Principal Server, run the Pharos License Upgrader Hot Fix as per the instructions below, and only then install other Pharos components.

Note: If you have previously applied this License Server update you will not need to re-apply it. Simply follow the steps above under Uniprint 8.x to apply the license registry file.

  1. Save the sitecode.rename_to_zip file you received from Pharos Licensing and change the filename to end in .zip.
  2. Download the two files attached to this article:
    • Pharos License Upgrader (PharosLicenseUpgrader.exe)
    • WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe (Microsoft Windows Installer)
  3. Place all files to the same file location on the License Server PC (e.g. c:\temp)
    • Pharos License Upgrader (PharosLicenseUpgrader.exe)
    • WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe (Microsoft Windows Installer)
    • Pharos License Key (sitecode.reg, sitecode.txt)
  4. Run the WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe (Windows Installer) file
  5. Reboot the computer
  6. Run the PharosLicenseUpgrader.exe executable

Note: This applies the new license information to the registry, and applies the Hot Fix if a Uniprint version between 5.3 and 7.2 is detected.


Applying a license key to a Uniprint pre-5.3 system

As above for version 8.x. There is no need to apply the License Server upgrade.

Once the Hot Fix is correctly applied, the version number of the License Server executable will be updated to 7.2.4281


Manual installation of Hot Fix in the event the License Key was applied prior to this fix, or the fix fails

To install the License Server update manually:

  1. Download the attached package
  2. Extract the three files contained in the zip to the desktop
  3. Run the WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe (Windows Installer 3.1)
  4. Run the vcredist_x86.exe installer
  5. Stop all Pharos Services
  6. Replace the lserver.exe located in C:\program files\pharos\bin with the one extract
  7. Restart all Pharos Services

Once the Hot Fix is applied, the version number of the License Server executable will be updated to 7.2.4281.

The application of this Hot Fix constitutes acceptance of the conditions specified in your license agreement. To view the license agreement, please refer to the file 'license.rtf' on your Pharos CD.