How do I install the DYMO Connect Web Service?
First, download the appropriate DYMO Connect Software installer for your OS. You can find them at the following URL:
The Dymo Connect Web Service is installed along with the Dymo Connect Software.
How can I tell if I have DYMO Connect Web Service installed?
The DYMO Connect Web Service is installed as long as you have installed DYMO Label Software 8.5.3 or newer using the express “Express” mode.
If you choose to install DYMO Connect Software in “Custom” mode, be sure to select the DYMO Connect Web Service component as follows:
How can I tell if the DYMO Connect Web Service is running?
You should see the DCWS application icon within the system tray. Right-click this icon to display a context menu. The menu displays the web service’s status (i.e., “Started on port 41951” or “Stopped”).
The following shows what it looks like on Windows.
On Mac, the DLS application icon and context menu will appear within the system tray like this:
I do not see it in the system tray. How can I start it?
You can start the web service again by by searching for "Dymo Connect Web Service" install on your system and running it.
How can I start or stop the DYMO Connect Web Service?
You can start or stop the web service at any time by open right clicking on the service’s icon in the system tray and choosing the Start service and Stop service menu items, respectively. Although API functions will not execute after stopping the service, the service icon will remain in the system tray after stopping it.
How can I configure the DYMO Connect Web Service?
Clicking the Configure menu item will cause a configuration window to appear. This allows you to change the language and listening port. The web service will normally try to use the first available port within the 41951-41960 range. You can override this behavior by checking the Use single port checkbox, which makes the service only try using the specified port only. You cannot specify a port number that does not fall within the specified range. The service will not try using any other port if an error occurs while using this option.
How can I tell if the DYMO Connect Web Service is functioning properly?
Click the Diagnose menu item within the context menu while the service is running. If the self-test succeeds, a dialog box will appear confirming the service is running:
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