Uniprint 9.1 Release Notes Summary (All Updates)

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    This document provides a summary of all Release Notes for Uniprint 9.1 Service Packs. Uniprint updates are cumulative; improvements and fixes in previous update versions are included in subsequent updates.

     

    Pharos Administrator

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    The following lists the changes to the Pharos Administrator for Service Pack 1:

    • Added the Expiry Date property to Grants in the Charging > Third Party Charging > Charging Models context. If an expiry date is specified in this setting, after that date the Grant will be automatically disabled. If no date is provided, the Grant will continue to work as before (i.e. The Grant stops working when the Grant Budget is depleted).
    • Added a new option called Attempt SSO logon immediately in the System > System Settings > Print Center context. When this setting is enabled, a user who is not already authenticated is automatically redirected to the SSO authentication site. If not enabled, the user is shown the Print Center login page before being redirected to the SSO authentication site.
    • A new setting called Use FQDN for Service Provider Entity ID has been added in the System Settings context. This setting determines whether to use the server’s fully qualified domain name entity ID. By default, the Pharos API generates the service provider’s Entity ID using the server’s short name.
    • Added a new permission (called Cost Centers in Print Center) in the Basic Permission View of the Permissions context to manage the cost center assignments for users in Print Center.
    • Addressed the issue of allowing to edit read-only properties using the keyboard on the Pharos Administrator and the Pharos Remote.
    • If both Pharos Administrator and Pharos Remote applications are installed on the same machine, applying the new Administrator package will update the Pharos Remote application as well.
    • The Batch User Load application has been updated to use the standard letter case (e.g., arrears is converted to Arrears) in the billing option, both on inserting and on updating users’ data.

     

    Pharos Print Center

     

    Notes:

    • Print Center updates are cumulative; improvements and fixes in previous update versions are included in subsequent updates.
    • In the case where you have the Print Center web component installed on a separate ARR Web Server, you will need to manually update the Web Server component to complete the update. Copy the Print Center MSI installer from the Pharos\Bin folder on the Pharos API server to the Pharos\Bin folder on the ARR server and run the MSI there.

    Print Center API and Web Services 4.0.2

    The following lists bug fixes and new features introduced in Print Center 4.0.2.

    • The Google Cloud Print feature introduced in Print Center 4.0 requires that user accounts must be in the Pharos database and have an associated Google email address to identify the cloud jobs. This update includes the new self-registration feature for Google Cloud Print. If self-registration is enabled, when a user submits a document to print via Google Cloud Print, and the user's email address is not in the Pharos Database, the user receives an email to self-register. For more details, please refer to TechNote: Google Cloud Print.
    • Addressed an issue in the Admin > Users tab and the Custom Charge create dialog, where filtering user fails to find a user if the username contains special characters (e.g. hyphen).
    • Addressed an issue in the MobilePrint > Email Server tab where the fields are reset to original values every few minutes if not saved.
    • Addressed an issue for CyberSource Payment Gateway users where the Add Funds link fails to load the Payment Gateway UI correctly, preventing a user from entering required information such as the user's credit card details.
    • Bug fixes and improvements in the Theme tab.
    • Addressed an issue where Administrator and possibly Cashier or Proctor level users might see an unnecessary error message when releasing jobs at the PPC Release Station or in the Queued Jobs tab of the PPC.
    • Addressed an issue in which the GCP email registration fails following upgrade from earlier versions, where MobilePrint was already configured for email support.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455) Print Center API and Web Services 4.4.3

    • Added a new Cost Center interface that allows users with the right privileges to manage Cost Center assignments.
    • Added the ability to configure the SSO logon page to automatically redirect a user to the SSO authentication landing page if not already authenticated.
    • It is now possible to use the fully qualified domain name of a server in the service provider’s entity ID. By default, the server’s short name is used as the service provider entity ID.
    • Added options in the Theme tab to enable you to customize Logon and Card swipe messages in Pharos Station: Print Center mode.
    • The Theme > Visibility tab includes a new option to hide/show the version number of Print Center on the logon screen
    • Addressed an issue in which the Google Cloud Print email registration fails following upgrade from earlier versions, where MobilePrint was already configured for email support.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455) Print Center API and Web Services 4.4.4

    Addressed an issue in 4.4.3 where the Pharos API Service was unable to start after upgrading to Service Pack 1 when the database name is not *pharos*. Systems already successfully updated to 4.4.3 as part of Service Pack 1 need not have this update applied.

     

    For more details, please refer to the Pharos Print Center 4.4 Guide for more information.

     

    Print Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    The Print Service includes the following fixes to Third Party Charging

    • When using different costing for cost centers and user accounts, print jobs listed at EDI Terminals could sometimes show a cost center cost rather than the user's personal cost. This Service Pack resolves this issue.
    • When using the Pharos Station: Print Center mode, with differential costing for cost center jobs, the Pharos Station now shows an updated cost when switching between cost center and personal account charging.

    Database Schema

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    • Fixed a performance issue in the SQL stored procedure for handling cost centers at terminals.
    • Improved error message handling in the SQL stored procedure for incorrect configuration in PayPal.
    • Permission related tables are updated with new records to support the new function Cost Center permissions in the Print Center application.

     

    Database Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    Supports the database schema changes in Uniprint 9.1 SP1.

     

    Secure Release Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    Robustness improvements in the case of corrupt jobstore database files and when restarting the service in offline conditions.

     

    Updater Service

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 455)

    Standard Updater Service updates.

     

    Service Pack 1 (Revision 456)

    Addressed an issue where the Updater Service log file (packageDiscovery.log) continues to grow. With this update the log file is now limited in size and is created in **\ProgramData\PharosSystems\UpdaterService\Packages** folder, and the previous log file under **C:\Windows\SysWoW64** is deleted.