User ManualInitial Setup InstallationBefore Installing the Workflow

Before Installing the Workflow

In this article we'll learn about:

  • How to prepare the Workstation / Server
  • Which additional programs must be installed
  • Which additional programs can be installed optionally

Meeting these installation requirements will provide optimal results for the end user

1. System Requirements

Software (recommended)
Operating System
  • Windows 7 or 10, 64bit
  • Windows Server 2012 or 2016, 64bit
Additional Software
  • Google Chrome
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Teamviewer
  • Notepad ++
  • Profiling Measurement Device und Software
Hardware (recommended)
CPU > 3 Ghz, 8 Cores (minimum 4 Cores)
Harddisk 1 TB, SDD PCIe Based (minimum 1 TB SSD SATA3)
RAM 64 GB  (minimum 32 GB)
Network  10 Gbit/s (minimum 1 Gbit/s)
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

2. Installing a new Workflow Server

2.1. Network configuration

Note the following points:

  1. The IP address of the Workflow Server must be a static address.
  2. The Proxy Server for local connections should be deactivated.
  3. The Server must have be accessible through the following Ports:
    • 8081 – for communication with the backend
    • 8989 – for the barcode service of the backend (only required in conjunction with the VDP option)
    • 445 – SMB
  4. If Durst Analytics is operated on the same network, the port 8090 of the Analytics PC must also be accessible.
  5. Internet access must be available
  6. Administrator rights are required


2.2. Energy Saver options

To prevent the server from automatically entering standby mode, the following change must be made to the power options [1] in the Windows Control Panel:

Control Panel -> Advanced Power Settings > High Performance

Figure 1: Power Options are available in the Control Panel.

Control Panel > Energy Save Mode

2.3. Additional required software

The following software must be installed on each Workflow machine:

The following software can be optionally installed:

Presets for Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro DC

In order for Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro to display the contents of a PDF file as it will appear in print form, certain default settings must be made in these two applications. Please read the article Acrobat Preferences.

2.3.1. Software for remote maintenance

Please consider the possibility that in the future you may want to allow remote access for a Durst technician to perform diagnostic or maintenance work, installations, updates, etc. We urge you to install the following programs on the server in advance:

2.3.2. Support for Measurement Devices

3. Updating the Workflow

If you want to update the Workflow, you should check in advance whether your license still has a valid maintenance contract. Only versions of the Workflow that are published before the end of the maintenance contract can be installed.

Information regarding your License Status is explained in detail under the System Status article.