Version 6.8.0 Release Notes

Previous Release

Version 6.8.0 was released in September 2018 and has been succeeded by newer versions.


Before installing this version, your Tricerat Licensing Server must be upgraded to v5.1.0 or later!  The upgrade to v5.1.0 Tricerat Licensing Server needs to be completed before upgrading any server component to avoid license checkout issues!  See this page for upgrade instructions: Upgrading Your License Server

New Features and Enhancements

  • User Printer Assignments can now be done using maps!  This is a new enhancement for both Simplify Printing and Simplify Driver Management products.
  • The Simplify User Assigned Printers Tool UI has been redesigned.  This is a glimpse into our version 7 complete UI overhaul.
  • Database support for multiple default printer assignments are now allowed for custom owners.  This is especially useful when you receive printer assignments by custom owners: IP, IP range or client machine name.
  • Printer settings are now persistent between user sessions!  This works for both ScrewDrivers and Print Server Printers.
  • Are you an MSP and support different customers using a single domain?  You may be interested in our new restrictive active directory display in the Simplify Console.  Please Contact Tricerat Support for details.

Improvements and Fixes

  • Several installer bugs were fixed.
  • License based installer will verify the license server address and version when using a license server.
  • A bug where our Advanced Print Features (APF) dialog could background an application has been fixed.
  • A bug where a license checkin could hang the notification service has been fixed.
  • We modified our license checkouts to minimize the number of checkouts by user SYSTEM.  The correct username should be shown in the Tricerat licensing console.
  • Several improvements were made to APF to support more printer drivers.
  • A bug was fixed in the ScrewDrivers driver UI DLL which could hang some applications.
  • A Simplify Console bug was fixed when using Select In Objects Tree from the Assignments pane to navigate to a print server printer.
  • A bug that caused Simplify Printing session handlers to crash on logoff or disconnect was fixed.  This was only an issue for users that had Tricerat PDF printer assignments.
  • Several bugs were fixed for Service Based Printing.

Known Issues

  • When installing on German, French, Spanish or Japanese native language operating systems, you must use the native language for the installer.  Failure to do so may compromise the un-install at a later date.  You may safely change the display language for Tricerat products after the install.
  • Under certain conditions, Advanced Print Features may fail due to the case sensitive comparison of printer driver DLL names.
  • The Simplify Driver Management Map Management tool does not correctly support Static Windows Authentication.  Other authentication methods, Windows User Authentication and SQL Authentication work correctly.
  • The Simplify Print Server install does not support silent install command line options; you must install interactively.
  • The Simplify User Assigned Printers Tool does not process command line arguments.