Version 7.4.0 was released in February 2023 and has been succeeded by newer versions.
Before installing this version, your Tricerat Licensing Server must be upgraded to v126.96.36.199 or later! The upgrade to v188.8.131.52 Tricerat Licensing Server needs to be completed before upgrading any server session agent to avoid license checkout issues! See this page for upgrade instructions: Upgrading Your License Server The latest version is v184.108.40.206
Version 7 products are not compatible with version 6 activation codes. You will need new activation codes for version 7 products. Please contact your Salesperson for more information.
Before installing this version, you must install the .Net 4.8 Runtime. Failure to do so will prevent license activation of a nodelocked license and all UI’s will fail to run due to its dependency on this version of .Net.
Version 7 Deployment and Platform Changes:
All support for any 32bit OS has been dropped.
All support for Desktop OS’s prior to Windows 10 and Server OS’s prior to 2012 R2 have been dropped.
.Net 4.8 Must be installed prior to any Version 7 installer. Because it is no longer installed as a Windows Feature it cannot be included directly in our installers as a pre-requisite.
All high-permission requirement database actions (create, init and update) for Pro and Enterprise are moved to a separate installer that is run once per environment. This installer is called ScrewDriversDatabase_7.4.0.<build>_x64.exe. The main installer ScrewDriversProOrEnterprise_7.4.0.<build>_x64.exe now only requires basic read and write access to the Tricerat database.
Authorization for ScrewDrivers Administration is now built in as a core feature. This feature gets initialized when running the ScrewDrivers Database installer. Initially Domain Admins, Local Admins for the machine where the installer is run and the user running the Database installer will be Super Admins. From there you can give out permissions to other users via the Permissions tab in ScrewDrivers Administration.
There are several items to keep in mind for those upgrading from v6:
If you need to stage your upgrade into smaller steps the first step will be to upgrade your Print Server agents first. v7 Session Agents cannot communicate over non-TLS connections to the older Print Server agent. If you are using v6 Proxy agents they should be upgraded to the v7 Connector next. After that you may upgrade your DB and Session Agents to v7 as you can.
To upgrade your DB you will need to run once (and only once) the new ScrewDriversDatabase installer. This will handle updating the DB schema to support the new features. Note: This will also introduce the new authorization data into the database. The new ScrewDrivers Administration settings application by default can only be run by Domain Admins and Local Admins from the machine where the ScrewDriversDatabase installer was run as well as the user who ran the installer. Any additional users will need to be added from within the Administration application.
ScrewDrivers and Scanning clients are both forward and backward compatible between v6 and v7 servers however this is with current settings only. The backing registry locations for settings have been moved and a v6 client that downloads a v7 plugin via auto client update cannot place settings where the v7 plugin expects them and vice versa. To get full functionality you will need to upgrade clients to v7.
Printing is our core business and version 7 reflects our dedication to printing.
ScrewDrivers Printing now supports a single print queue option where the output print server printer is specified when the print job is released for printing.
Improvements and Fixes
ScrewDrivers Printers for the macOS platform has improved disconnect/reconnect logic.
ScrewDrivers System Printers fixed an issue related to system rebooting.
ScrewDrivers Print Server fixed an issue related to invalid data.
ScrewDrivers Printing fixed an issue related to paper size and paper height/width.
ScrewDrivers Printing SQL query optimizations for Owner assignments.
Other minor updates, fixes and logging improvements.
We no longer support the deployment of a v6 style Simplify Console in the Pro/Enterprise installer.
If the ScrewDrivers Administration active tab is Reporting, the report viewer will hide portions of the File->Options or Help->About windows due to a technical limitation. A workaround does exist, just change to another tab view before displaying the File->Options or Help->About window. We do not expect this to be fixed in a future version.