2 August 2013
The Print distributor 5.4 beta will be starting soon, if you would like to sign up for the trial please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know if this is a new installation or upgrade.
The main change in 5.4 is the removal of the Print Distributor Port Monitor. The Port Monitor is a spooler component that connects the Windows printer with the physical hardware and it is what we used to route documents into Print Distributor.
Port Monitors are restricted to legacy drivers in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012R2 so we have updated Print Distributor to avoid needing one.
From a usage perspective there will be no difference, creating and modifying printers works exactly as before.