Double click the “Run” file to start the app.
Next step is to add this line to the end of the host file. In order to do so search for Notepad and then right click and choose “Run as Administrator”. Then click on “File” and then “Open” and navigate to “Local Disk C”, “Windows”, “System 32”, “Drivers” and then “ETC”. Show all files and choose the “hosts” file.
As you can see, I already have this line on my “hosts” file. Please make sure to copy and paste it at the very end of this file and then save and close the Notepad. In case you are using a different operating system like Mac or Linux, you can always check out this guide on doing the same steps on different operating systems.
Your printer and connected cash drawer should be working now. Let’s test by going back to your store and placing a “New Transaction” following the steps from previous tutorials. Once you choose “Cash” as the payment method you should see the following options which allow you to open the drawer, print a store copy or a customer copy for this transaction. Clicking on the checkbox should start printing and open your cash drawer.
Note that the “Local Services” program should always be running and closing it will stop the printing. In order to automatically run the local services app every time you log on to windows, you need to use “Task Scheduler”.
Simply search for “Task Scheduler” and open it. Choose “Create Basic Task” and name it “Geelus Printer” then click “Next”. Choose “When I Log On” and click “Next”. Make sure “Start a Program” is selected and click “Next”. Now click on “Browse” and navigate to the “Run” file under the printer folder on your desktop and double click on it. Finally click “Next” and then “Finish”. Now every time you log on to Windows, the printer program will start automatically.
Your printer should be connected and ready to use now!