How is the 5-user limit defined?
The 5 user limit is defined as the number of users that appear in the PaperCut database. Depending on how you set up PaperCut this will be all the users on your network or the machine that PaperCut is installed on. You also have the option to only import users that belong to a particular domain security group. You can read about it in the knowledge base article here
Built in users that come with Windows are not counted towards your user limit.
Is formal registration required to use the free 5-user limit?
No, after your 40 day trial is complete, PaperCut will continue to run as normal if you have 5 or less PaperCut users.
Will the program stop working after the 40 day trial is over?
No, PaperCut will remain functional as long as you remain below the 5 user limit. However, features that require a specific license will cease to function. That includes Release Stations and Advanced Clients.
I have 5 users or less but I am receiving a message “Your license will expire in […] days. Please contact sales to obtain a license.” when logging into the administrator web interface.
Please ignore this warning. Your application will continue to function after the trial license has expired as long as the user count is kept at 5 or less users.
Where do I download the free version of PaperCut from?
The free version is the same as the regular version of PaperCut, so you can download it from the Downloads link. As long as you keep the number of users in the system at 5 or less, it will not expire or restrict your access.