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    Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    For our sins, we run PMP v 5.0.0.23 which is usually reasonably inoffensive. However the 3-monthly credit update that would have happened early this morning decided to add stupid amounts of extra credit.

    So instead of £2.00, added £50
    instead of 50p, added £12.00
    instead of £1.00, added £20
    etc, doesn't appear to be a theme or factor of wrongness

    The print server is running 2003. Clock and date are correct (not gone bonkers). I've just reset the credit manually to what it should roughly be.

    I'm considering turning off automatic updates until I work out what caused it.
    [edit: I have done, the bloody thing has started incrementing credit again]

    So... wtf? Is this a known issue? It hasn't happened before AFAIK

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    SNAP!!!!!

    ours has just gone silly as well today!!!

    Suspect an error in the program to do with date!

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Glad it's not just me. My server is scheduled for patching and a few tweaks this evening, so I'll poke pmp a bit and see if it generates a useful error.

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    We moved away from PMP and over to PCounter for that very reason as we could not get the credit facility to work.

    I got in touch with them and they told me it would be in the next release, well that was 2 updates ago and for my sins they advise me that a brand new version is going to be out in 2007 which is far better than what we had.

    No thanks

    PCounter is working just fine, ooh and restriction on number of copies (not pages) works in PCounter

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Hmm. Just installing PMP 6.0.0.102 now

    I'll keep an eye on it and let you know how it goes.

    Cheers,

    Wizzard67

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    You guys may also want to have a look at PaperCut NG --> http://papercut.biz

    Looks good and reasonably priced as well.

    Ash.

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    We went the other way, we went from PCounter to PMP and never looked back.

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Saying that though, I just applied a change to the whole of year 11 to give them unlimited printing for the ?mock exam and it destriyed their entries in the database. I managed to resolve it after an hour trying to figure out why they could not print and deleted their account from PMP and re-added them.

    So careful if you make a big change to a year group it could screw the data for them.

    Version 6.0.0.115

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Quote Originally Posted by Disease
    we went from PCounter to PMP and never looked back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Disease
    I just applied a change to the whole of year 11 to give them unlimited printing for the ?mock exam and it destriyed their entries in the database.
    Looking back yet?

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Everybody sing along now:

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    >> Mike & The Mechanics - Over My Shoulder

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Quote Originally Posted by webman

    Looking back yet?
    Hehe not yet, I still find it far better than pcounter, hopefully they will fix this issue soon. If it is an issue that is, I have found no complaints of similar behaviour

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    just checked consol again.

    In last 24 hours our Year 11s have had £2280.00 added to their accounts!!
    It is set to add £40 once a month on the 1st !! 8O

    Have tried full reinstall but it doesn`t help!

    WEIRD or what!!!???

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    continued.....

    Now up to £2320.00!!!!

    so, instead of adding £40.00 on the first of every month, it adds £40.00 every hour!!!

    so the workaround would be to set it to add as follows:

    Average of 30 x 24 = 720 hours per month.

    £40 divided by 720 = £0.055555555555555555555555555555556

    so if I set it to add £0.055555555555555555555555555555556 per month it will actually add this each hour, totalling approx £40.00 per month!

    Sigh ottytrain4: ottytrain5:

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Is this a Microsoft product by any chance? :P

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    Re: Print Manager Plus 5.* - Credit update brainfarted

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Is this a Microsoft product by any chance? :P
    Nope, ............. but I`ve a horrible feeling that it might be a MS update that broke it!!!

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