How to update the Pharos Page Counter

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Download the latest Pharos Page Counter at https://community.pharos.com/docs/DOC-1703

 

Installation steps for Uniprint 8.3 and later

 

1.  Follow the instructions below for each Pharos Print Server

2.  Locate the Pharos Secure Release directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Pharos\SecureRelease"

3.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are multiple files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

4.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the Pharos Secure Release directory.

5.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

6.  Repeat steps 2-5 for each Pharos Print Server

7.  Complete

 

Installation steps for Uniprint 8.2 and earlier

 

1.  Follow the instructions below for each Pharos Print Server

2.  Locate the Pharos "bin" directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files\Pharos\Bin"

3.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are 1-4 files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

4.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the Pharos Secure Release directory.

5.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

6.  Repeat steps 2-5 for each Pharos Print Server

7.  Complete

 

Installation steps for Blueprint

 

Blueprint Collectors for Secure Release Here

Follow the instructions below for each Blueprint Collector used for Secure Release Here:

1.  Locate the Pharos Secure Release directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\SecureRelease"

2.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are multiple files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

3.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the Pharos Secure Release directory.

4.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

5.  Repeat steps 1-4 for each Blueprint Collector

6.  Complete

 

Blueprint Collectors as Print Servers

Follow the instructions below for each Blueprint Collector used for Print Servers:

Running Blueprint Tracker 5.1.8200 or lower:

1.  Locate the Pharos "bin" directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\Blueprint\bin"

2.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are multiple files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

3.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the bin directory.

4.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

5.  Repeat steps 1-4 for each Blueprint Collector

6.  Complete

 

Running Pharos PrintScout for Blueprint:

1.  Locate the Pharos PrintScout directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\PrintScout"

2.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are multiple files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

3.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the bin directory.

4.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

5.  Repeat steps 1-4 for each Blueprint Collector

6.  Complete

 

Print Servers and Workstations

Follow the instructions below for each print server and workstation:

Running Blueprint Tracker 5.1.8200 or lower:

1.  Locate the Pharos "bin" directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\Blueprint\bin"

2.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are multiple files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

3.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the bin directory.

4.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

5.  Repeat steps 1-4 for each Blueprint Collector

6.  Complete

 

Running Pharos PrintScout for Blueprint:

1.  Locate the Pharos PrintScout directory.  The default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\PrintScout"

2.  Rename or copy the current versions of the Page Counter files as a backup.  There are multiple files named PCounter.* depending upon your current version.  For example, rename the files below.

 

pcounter.exe --> pcounter.exe.backup

pcounter.papers --> pcounter.papers.backup

pcounter.pdl --> pcounter.pdl.backup

pcounter.ps --> pcounter.ps.backup

 

3.  Unzip and copy all of the new Page Counter files into the bin directory.

4.  The changes take effect immediately.  No need to restart any Pharos services.

5.  Repeat steps 1-4 for each Blueprint Collector

6.  Complete

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