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1.1 Workflow Installation and Licensing

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Learn in this Article

  • How to install the Workflow
  • Which system requirements are necessary and
  • How to license the Workflow

1. Installation

This section describes the recommended system requirements as well as how to install the Durst Workflow. For a more detailed description, please see our current documentation in the articles: Installing the Workflow & System Requirements.

1.1. System Requirements

The minimum hardware and software-specific requirements for installing the Workflow are:

Software (recommended)
Operating System
  • Windows 10 or higher - 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2016 or higher - 64 bit
Additional Software
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Teamviewer
  • Notepad ++
  • Measurement (calibration) Device - Drivers and Software
  • Callas PDF Toolbox Desktop Software
  • Color Logic ColorAnt
CPU > 3Ghz, 8 Core (minimum 4 Core) Processor
Harddrive 1 TB, SSD PCIe Based (minimum 1 TB SSD Sata 3)
RAM 64 GB (minimum 32 GB)
Network Card 10 Gbit/s (minimum 1 Gbit/s)
For intallation and maintenance:
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Mouse n/a
Keyboard n/a

1.2. Installation

The following steps are essential for installing the Workflow:

  1. Download the current installer. (Please contact your service partner to obtain the installer)
  2. Start the installation by running the installer.
  3. Confirm the start of the installation by confirming the "open as admin" query.  Click on Install [1].

Figure 1: Installation Step 1 – Ready to Install

  1. In the next Step – Select Drives, the following parameters must be selected:
  • Database Drive: This is the drive used for the PMS database (this should be the fastest drive available in the system)
  • File Management Drive: This is the drive where the files that are used by the Workflow can be accessed (this should be the drive with the largest storage capacity)
  • CPU Core Count: You should enter the number of physical CPU Cores here.

Figure 2: Installation Step 2 – Select Drives

  1. Click Next [2] and check the configuration settings.
  2. Confirm the dialog by clicking on Yes [3].

Figure 3: Installation Step 3 – Check the Configuration

  1. The Workflow Installation is now complete.
  2. Close the installation by clicking on Finish.

If the installation was successful, the following directories were created:

Program directory: C:\Program Files\PPD
Database directory: C:\PMS_DATA\PMSDataBase
Data directory: D:\PMS_DATA\FileManagement

1.2.1. Client access to the Workflow Server

After the installation is complete, all Services (PMS, ZuniComm, PostgreSQL) are started. You can access the Workflow using Chrome by entering the following URL:

  1. – URL for accessing the Workflow on the Workflow-Server itself
  2. http://IP-ADDRESS:8081 – URL for accessing the Workflow for all Clients on the network

Contact your IT administrator for the IP address of the Workflow.

2. Licensing

The licensing is carried out differently depending on the installed version.

  • Workflow Version 0.7.0 to 1.15.2:  Learn all the details about licensing, updating, and transferring a license to a new hardware in the article Licensing up to version 1.16.0.
  • Workflow version from 1.16.0: Find out all the details about the various licensing questions in the linked articles:
    • Online Activation - activation of a new installation of the Workflow
    • Offline Licensing - information and procedure for licensing Workstations that cannot be connected to the Internet.
    • License Transfer - Information about transferring a license from a Workstation to a new Workstation.

Article update: Workflow version 1.16.0 - 08/2023

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