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eCopy ShareScan: Removing Java / ApacheTomcat

Question:

Is it possible to remove the Java or Apache Tomcat components from eCopy ShareScan?

Answer:

The Java and Tomcat components in eCopy ShareScan are required for proper functioning of the WebClient and other software. The WebClient powers web browser-based ShareScan clients and the Simulator inside the Administration Console.

DO NOT UNINSTALL JAVA OR APACHE TOMCAT IF your fleet contains any of the following devices:

  • Canon ScanFront
  • Fuji-Xerox
  • HP
  • Konica-Minolta
  • Olivetti
  • ScanStation
  • Xerox

Step 1: Remove the eCopy ShareScan WebClient component:

  1. Go to Programs and Features (Start Menu --> Run --> appwiz.cpl) and locate the eCopy ShareScan WebClient component.
  2. Right-click and select Uninstall.
  3. Click Yes in the uninstallation confirmation dialog.
  4. After removal is complete, verify that the eCopy ShareScan WebClient component is no longer in the Programs

Step 2: Remove the Tomcat component:

  1. Go to Programs and Features (Start Menu --> Run --> appwiz.cpl) and locate the Tomcat  component.
  2. Right-click and select Uninstall.
  3. Click Yes in the uninstallation confirmation dialog.
  4. After removal is complete, verify that the Tomcat component is no longer in the Programs and Features list.

Step 3: Remove the Java component:

  1. Go to Programs and Features (Start Menu --> Run --> appwiz.cpl) and locate the Java  component.
  2. Right-click and select Uninstall.
  3. Click Yes in the uninstallation confirmation dialog.
  4. After removal is complete, verify that the Java component is no longer in the Programs and Features list.

Step 4: Enable alternate Simulator

By default the Simulator relies on Tomcat.  A Windows based Simulator can be used as an alternative.
This may also be of interest for those that want to toggle between the two simulators for demonstration purposes.

  1. Back up Registry (this is best practice, for disaster recovery purposes)
  2. Open Regedit
  3. Create a new DWORD - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Kofax\ShareScan\UseScanStationClientAsSimulator
    (or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Wow6432Node\Kofax\ShareScan\UseScanStationClientAsSimulator on 64-bit systems)

    Or older version than ShareScan v6.2
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Nuance\ShareScan\UseScanStationClientAsSimulator
    (or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Wow6432Node\Nuance\ShareScan\UseScanStationClientAsSimulator on 64-bit systems)
  4. Set the value of this key as "1"
    N.B. The sample images for the two Simulators are stored in different locations, as follows:
    Windows Simulator:   C:\ProgramData\Kofax\ShareScan\ScanStation Client\SampleImages Or C:\ProgramData\Nuance\ShareScan\ScanStation Client\SampleImages