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Install VRS 5.1.2 or 5.2 as a Server Installation


Question / Problem: 

How to install Kofax VRS 5.1.2 or 5.2 as a Server Installation in a new VRS Server/Client environment

Answer / Solution: 

Unlike previous versions of Kofax VRS that required a special .bat file to install VRS as a server instalaltion, Kofax VRS 5.1.2 and 5.2 have incorporated the choice of whether to install VRS as a server installation or a standalone installation into the setup.exe installer.

To install Kofax VRS 5.1.2 or 5.2 as a Server installation:

  1. Close all applications on the computer where Kofax VRS will be installed as a server installation, and log in as a user with Administrator rights.
  2. Run setup.exe from the Kofax VRS installation media.
  3. On the Welcome screen, click Next
  4. On the License Agreement screen, carefully review the terms of the End User License Agreement:
    • Use the scroll bar to bring other sections of the license agreement into the viewing area.
    • Use the Print button to print a copy of the full license agreement.
  5. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and click Next 
  6. On the Destination Folder screen, Click Next to use the default installation folder listed on the screen or click Change to specify another installation path, and then click Next.
  7. On the Setup Type screen, select Server and click Next.
    1. On the Server Information screen
      a. Enter the name of the server where Kofax VRS is being installed. Use the short NetBIOS name or the fully qualified name (computer.domain).
      b. Enter port 3581, which is required by Kofax VRS for communications related to the license and shared files.
      c. Click Next.
  8. On the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install
  9. On the Activate window, select Software and then type the serial number and product code issued at the time of purchase.
    If the installer is unable to connect to the license server for activation, contact Kofax Sales for
    instructions. Sales personnel will  provide an activation code via email. Click Manual on the activation window to paste the code into the text field, and then click Activate.
  10. Click Automatic to activate the license.
  11. When the installation is complete, click Finish to exit the installer.
  12. Verify that the Deployment folder was automatically created during the server installation.
    \Program Files (x86)\Kofax\Imgctls\Deployment

    The Deployment folder contains Kofax VRS.msi, which contains preconfigured information required to install the Kofax VRS client software. Client workstations use the information installed by the Client installation of VRS to contact the centralized license and scan profile repository on the server installation.


Applies to:  

Product Version
VRS 5.1.2