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Convert Standalone VRS on a KFS Scan Station into a Client to pull Licensing from Capture license server

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Question / Problem: 

How to convert a Standalone Kofax VRS 5.1.2 or 5.2 installation on a Kofax Front Office Server (KFS) scan station into a Client installation so that it pulls its licensing from the Kofax Capture License Server.

Answer / Solution: 

The procedure documented in this article has not undergone certification testing and is considered to be an unofficial workaround.  It should be thoroughly tested in a lower environment before being implemented in a production environment.

The procedure documented in this article is applicable only when the KFS scan station is located the same LAN or WAN as the Kofax Capture License Server.  The scan station must be able to successfully communicate with the Kofax Capture License Server on port 2424.  

To convert the standalone installation of Kofax VRS into a Client and point it to the Kofax Capture License Server:

  1. Make sure that the scan station is able to communicate with the Kofax Capture license server on port 2424
     
  2. Stop the WebCapture Service to ensure that Kofax VRS is not still loaded
     
  3. Navigate to
    C:\ProgramData\Kofax\Vrs
     
  4. Create a new text file called SALConfig.xml
     
  5. Open SALConfig.xml in a text editor such as Notepad
     
  6. Enter the following into SALConfig.xml, replacing mylicenseserver.mycompany.com with the hostname, IP Address or Fully Qualified Domain Name of the Kofax Capture license server.
    <licensing>
      <servers>
        <server port="2424" isEnterprise="False">mylicenseserver.mycompany.com</server>
      </servers>
      <opts>
        <delaySeconds>30</delaySeconds>
        <totalTimeoutSeconds>300</totalTimeoutSeconds>
        <useDefaultWebProxy>False</useDefaultWebProxy>
        <remoteSite>False</remoteSite>
      </opts>
    </licensing>
    

     
  7. Save the changes to SALConfig.xml and close the file
     
  8. Open KofaxReg.xml in a text editor such as Notepad.
     
  9. Locate the INSTALLTYPE and ORIGINALINSTALLTYPE values under Registry | HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | KOFAX | VIRTUALRESCAN
    <Registry>
         <HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>
              <SOFTWARE>
                   <KOFAX>
                        <VIRTUALRESCAN>
                        ...
                             <INSTALLTYPE Value="Standalone" />
                             <ORIGINALINSTALLTYPE Value="Standalone" />
                        </VIRTUALRESCAN>
    

     
  10. Change the INSTALLTYPE and the ORIGINALINSTALLTYPE values to Workstation
    <Registry>
         <HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>
              <SOFTWARE>
                   <KOFAX>
                        <VIRTUALRESCAN>
                        ...
                             <INSTALLTYPE Value="Workstation" />
                             <ORIGINALINSTALLTYPE Value="Workstation" />
                        </VIRTUALRESCAN>
    

     
  11. Save the changes to KofaxReg.xml
     
  12. Restart the WebCapture Service

 

Applies to:  

Product Version
CAPTURE 11.0
  11.1
KFS 4.1
  4.3
VRS 5.1
  5.2