Migrating from Printer Installer 4.x to 5.x+

PI5 is a completely different product than PI4 and requires it's own setup, separate from PI4. PI5 is not a traditional upgrade from PI4, instead you install PI5 and do a migration to it. To migrate from PI4 to PI5, you install PI5 in parallel with PI4, import the PI4 Administrator database into the PI5 Administrator database, configure PI5 Administrator settings, and then on migration day, replace the PI4 client with the PI5 client. The PI5 client will uninstall the PI4 client and then communicate with the PI5 server and manage any printers that were previously installed by the PI4 client. Once you have installed the PI5 client on all of your workstations, the migration to PI5 is complete.

To migrate from PI4 to PI5, do the following:

  1. Review the "What you need to know when upgrading from PI4 to PI5 page"
    Review this page to see the changes from PI4 to PI5 and to make sure the features you are using in PI4 are supported in PI5. Please contact us with any questions or if there is a feature that you require before upgrading.
  2. Contact PrinterLogic for a PI5 product demonstration
  3. Contact PrinterLogic to install Printer Installer 5 
    We will install Printer Installer Administrator, import the PI4 database, configure the Printer Installer Administrator, and demonstrate migrating the end users from PI4 to PI5 by installing the PI5 client. Note: When the PI5 client is installed it uninstalls the PI4 client.
  4. Migrate from PI4 to PI5
    On the day you want to migrate from PI4 to PI5 simply install the PI5 client. When the PI5 client is installed it will uninstall the PI4 client.
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