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Kofax Capture 10.1 Operating Requirements

Summary

This article contains the Kofax Capture 10.1 Operating Requirements. 12298

Server System Requirements

This section lists the requirements for installing Kofax Capture on a server station.

NOTE: We recommend that you use a dedicated server for Kofax Capture. In particular, we strongly suggest that you do not use your server computer for scanning or importing documents.
  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
    The following lists the minimum hardware requirements for the Kofax Capture server.
    • Processor:
      Pentium D processor, or equivalent
    • System memory:
      1 GB or more
    • Disk space:
      3.0 GB if CaptureSV is stored on the installation server 1.8 GB if CaptureSV is stored elsewhere
    • Display:
      1024 x 768 with 16 bit color, small fonts; 24 bit color is recommended for the best viewing of online Help
    • USB port:
      Kofax Capture hardware key (not required if installing with the software-based licensing option)
    • NIC:
      100 Mbps

NOTES:

  • We recommend that you use a dedicated server for Kofax Capture. In particular, we strongly recommend that you do not use the server computer for scanning or importing documents.
  • Recommended requirements for a Kofax Capture server system are purposely not listed here, as each implementation varies in capacity, load and processing. We do recommend that you try your Kofax Capture processing workload in a test environment before moving it into production.

Client and Standalone System Requirements

This section lists the requirements for installing Kofax Capture on a client workstation or standalone system.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements
    The following lists the minimum hardware requirements for the Kofax Capture client systems.
    • Processor:
      Pentium D processor, or equivalent
    • System memory:
      512 MB or more
    • Disk space:
      1.5 GB on any local drive, plus 300 MB available where your operating system is installed, for installation files, temporary files, and working space during processing
    • Display:
      1024 x 768 with 16 bit color, small fonts
    • Parallel port:
      Enhanced Bar Code Engine hardware key (optional)
    • Printer:
      600 DPI to support the Separator Sheet Utility (optional)
    • NIC:
      100 Mbps
  • Recommended Hardware Requirements for a Client Workstation
    The following lists the recommended hardware requirements for the Kofax Capture client systems.
    • Processor:
      Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2, or equivalent
    • System memory:
      1 GB or more
    • Disk space:
      1.5 GB on any local drive, plus 300 MB available where your operating system is installed, for installation files, temporary files, and working space during processing
    • Display:
      1024 x 768 with 24 bit color, small fonts; 24 bit color is recommended for the best viewing of online Help
    • Parallel port:
      Enhanced Bar Code Engine hardware key (optional)
    • Printer:
      600 DPI to support the Separator Sheet Utility (optional)
    • NIC:
      100 Mbps

Minimum Hardware Requirements for a Standalone System

This section lists the requirements for installing Kofax Capture on a standalone workstation.

  • Minimum Hardware Requirements for a Standalone System
    The following lists the minimum hardware requirements for the Kofax Capture standalone systems.
    • Processor:
      Pentium D processor, or equivalent
    • System memory:
      512 MB or more
    • Disk space:
      1.7 GB on any local drive, plus 300 MB available where your operating system is installed, for installation files, temporary files, and working space during processing
    • Display:
      1024 x 768 with 16 bit color, small fonts; 24 bit color is recommended for the best viewing of online Help
    • Parallel port:
      Enhanced Bar Code Engine hardware key (optional)
    • Printer:
      600 DPI to support the Separator Sheet Utility (optional)
    • NIC:
      100 Mbps
  • Recommended Hardware Requirements for a Standalone System
    The following lists the recommended hardware requirements for the Kofax Capture standalone systems.
  • Processor:
    Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2, or equivalent
  • System memory:
    1 GB or more
  • Disk space:
    1.7 GB on any local drive, plus 300 MB available where your operating system is installed, for installation files, temporary files, and working space during processing
  • Display:
    1024 x 768 with 24 bit color, small fonts; 24 bit color is recommended for the best viewing of online Help
  • Parallel port:
    Enhanced Bar Code Engine hardware key (optional)
  • Printer:
    600 DPI to support the Separator Sheet Utility (optional)

Configuration Requirements

This section contains information on a number of Kofax Capture configuration requirements. These are the required system configuration settings for Kofax Capture.

Kofax Capture License Management

Kofax Capture supports a centralized license management scheme. Activation occurs with your Kofax serial number and product code. With the hardware key licensing option, you must attach the hardware key to the Kofax Capture server at the central site, and to standalone workstations.

The key features of the license management scheme are:

  • Licenses can be delivered and upgraded through the Internet
  • Licenses must be activated before you can use Kofax Capture permanently.

Activation typically occurs during installation of a Kofax Capture server or standalone station, but it can also occur after installation.

  • During installation: Near the end of the installation process, the installation contacts the Kofax license server to activate the licenses for the options you purchased. If you selected the hardware key license option, the installation may prompt you to attach a hardware key to the server or standalone station.

See the Kofax Capture Administrator's Guide for details about activating licenses. This Kofax Capture 10.1 product documentation can be downloaded from the Kofax Capture 10.1 Product Documentation Article (# 112288), accessible from the Kofax Capture Product Documentation (Master) Article (# 12287) located in the Kofax Portal Knowledge Base.

NOTE: You need Internet access to automatically activate your license during the Kofax Capture installation on a server or standalone station. If the station does not have Internet access, you can install Kofax Capture and then use the Kofax License Utility to activate your licenses afterward.
  • After Installation: If license activation fails during the installation, you can use your purchased Kofax Capture options for a period of three days. To use the purchased options on a permanent basis, you must use the Kofax License Utility installed with Kofax Capture to activate your licenses after installation.

After activation, you can use the Kofax License Utility to view the status of activated licenses and to activate new or additional licenses for your system. See the Kofax Capture Help for details about using the License Utility.

NOTE: For more information about the options purchased for your company, contact your system administrator or Kofax Certified Solution Provider.

Network Components

Kofax Capture requires that the TCP/IP protocol be installed and running in your Windows network configuration settings. Prior to installing Kofax Capture, ensure that the following are installed and functioning properly:

  • Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
  • TCP/IP protocol
  • A NIC (not required for standalone installations)

Contact your network administrator or refer to your Microsoft documentation for more information about these components.

NOTE: Not having the TCP/IP protocol may be a problem in standalone installations that have never been connected to the Internet, or a network, or where the TCP/IP protocol has been removed or disabled. If you attempt to install a standalone version of Kofax Capture on a computer without TCP/IP, the installation may fail with an ?Unable to Initialize Batch Catalog? error message. The batch catalog is the Kofax Capture database.

Administrative Privileges Required

To install Kofax Capture, the logged-in user must have administrative privileges to the local computer.

Database Support

For new Kofax Capture installations, you can select a database configuration (as listed in this section) at the start of the installation process. You can also switch database configurations any time after installation.
For upgrades from Kofax Capture 10.0, 9.0, or 8.0, the existing database configuration is maintained. No option to switch databases is provided during an upgrade; however, you can switch any time after the upgrade. If your current installation is using the Standard database configuration, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP2 is installed automatically.

Standard

The standard database, SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP2, ships with Kofax Capture and requires no additional software or configuration.
The standard database is not supported if you plan to use Windows Installer (MSI) to deploy Kofax Capture on your computers.

SQL Server

You can use SQL Server if you want to actively administer the database, or for scalability and availability purposes. Kofax Capture does not ship with or install SQL Server.

Oracle

You can use Oracle Database if you want to actively administer the database, or for scalability and availability.
To use Oracle Database, create an empty schema where you want to store Kofax Capture information. The user name provided when you installed Kofax Capture must have this schema set as the default schema for that user. The user must also have user rights to create objects in that schema.
See the Kofax Capture Database Management Requirements section, beginning on page 31 of the Kofax Capture 10.1.0 Installation Guide, for information about Oracle requirements. Kofax Capture does not ship with or install Oracle. This Kofax Capture 10.1 product documentation can be downloaded from the Kofax Capture 10.1 Product Documentation Article (# 112288), accessible from the Kofax Capture Product Documentation (Master) Article (# 12287) located in the Kofax Portal Knowledge Base.

IBM DB2

You can use IBM DB2 if you want to actively administer the database, or for scalability and availability.
To use IBM DB2, create an empty schema where you want to store Kofax Capture information. The user name provided when you installed Kofax Capture must have this Kofax Capture Support schema set as the default schema for that user. The user must also have user rights to create objects in that schema.
For IBM DB2 installations running on Windows, the database must be configured as a Unicode database prior to installing Kofax Capture.
See Kofax Capture Database Management Requirements section, beginning on page 31 of the Kofax Capture 10.1.0 Installation Guide, for information about IBM DB2 requirements. Kofax Capture does not ship with or install IBM DB2. This Kofax Capture 10.1 product documentation can be downloaded from the Kofax Capture 10.1 Product Documentation Article (# 112288), accessible from the Kofax Capture Product Documentation (Master) Article (# 12287) located in the Kofax Portal Knowledge Base.

Database Validation and Export Support

Kofax Capture supports the following databases: Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and IBM DB2.

NOTE: If you are using Microsoft Access .accdb files for database validation and export, Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 (English) Service Pack 1 (32-bit version) is required.

Kofax Capture also supports other ODBC Level 3 compliant database connectors. Although ODBC is a standard, variances (such as allowable syntax) could prevent operation with another database, even when using an ODBC Level 3 compliant connector. Kofax will make a reasonable effort to troubleshoot issues if they are identified. 

Kofax Capture does not provide ODBC drivers for target databases.

Database Management Components

For managing batches during processing, Kofax Capture uses SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP2, which is a version of SQL Server. When installing the Kofax Capture server software or a Kofax Capture standalone installation, the required database management components are also installed.
Kofax Capture will install correctly and coexist with existing installations of SQL Server or SQL Server 2008 Express Edition, provided Kofax Capture is installed in a folder under the same parent directory as these products, usually C:\Program Files (x86).

For example, if SQL Server is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\MSSQL, the Kofax Capture server software should be installed in a folder such as C:\Program Files (x86)\<Kofax Capture installation folder>.

Required Folder Permissions

Please refer to the Required Folder Permissions section, beginning on page 18 of the Kofax Capture 10.1.0 Installation Guide, for details regarding the permissions that are required to install and run Kofax Capture, including the permissions to use when the SecurityBoost feature is in effect. This Kofax Capture 10.1 product documentation can be downloaded from the Kofax Capture 10.1 Product Documentation Article (# 112288), accessible from the Kofax Capture Product Documentation (Master) Article (# 12287) located in the Kofax Portal Knowledge Base.

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