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Workflow Installation and Licensing

In this Article we'll learn,

  • How to install the Workflow
  • Which requirements there are for the system
  • How to license the Workflow

1. Installation

This section describes the recommended system requirements as well as instructions describing 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 7 or 10, 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2012 or 2016, 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
Hardware
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) and 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 accessessed (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. http://127.0.0.1:8081 – 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

This section describes the available licenses, how to import the license file, hardware hash generation and the binding of the hardware to the license.  For a more detailed description, take a look at this article:  License Management

2.1. Available Licenses

Version Description
Workflow Label Print
Color Management with CMYK-W, RIP, Measurement Device support, User and Role Management, Hotfolder Automation, Article storage, Order management, Data Analysis, Data Preparation (Fixups), Spot Color optimization, Production Jobs, Step & Repeat Impositions and print statistics, 5 concurrent users.
Workflow Label Print Plus
Workflow Label Print + XML Automation for Hotfolders and Data Preparation for multiple Print Items in one job, Manual Impose Mode as well as Nesting Mode, Grid Charts, Color Books, Ink Cost calculation on the Print Item level, Adobe Illustrator Plug-in.
Workflow Print Color Management with CMYK-W + Light Colors, Measurement Device support, User and Role Administration, RIP, Hotfolder Automation, Data Analysis, Spot Color optimisation, Production Jobs, Impose Modes (Step & Repeat, Nesting, Tiling and Manual) and Print Statistics, 3 concurrent users, Plotter Control for ZUND, Esko, Bullmer etc.
Workflow Print Plus
Workflow Print + XML Automation for Hotfolders, Article storage, Order management, Data Analysis, Data Preparation (Fixups), Spot Color optimization, Data Preparation for multiple Print Items, creation and application of Fixup Chains, Grid Charts, Color Books, Ink Cost calculation on the Print Item level, Adobe Illustrator Plug-In.
These are the core features of each license in the Workflow. You can upgrade to the next version of the software at any time based on the price difference between the licenses.

Depending on the installed version, the following modules can be purchased additionally:

Option Description
Additional Color Enables the use of gamut-enhancing colors (OVG)
VDP (Browser)
Allows Variable Data (text, serial numbers, images, barcodes) to be applied to the Print Item in the browser.
VDP (Browser + Illustrator)
Allows Variable Data (text, serial numbers, images, barcodes) in the browser and via Adobe Illustrator to be applied to the Print Item with a database (CSV) or without a database.
Static-Barcode
Allows static barcodes in Adobe Illustrator to be applied to the Print Item.
Concurrent User – 1 / 5 / 10 / 20 / unlimited
Extends the amount of simultaneous users, using the Workflow at any given time.
Multi-Line
Allows additional printers to be added to the Workflow.
HHR-RIP-Upgrade for an additional 8 Cores
Update for the Harlequin RIP to render parallel jobs or large VDP jobs
Integrate (RestAPI, XML, JDF…)
RestAPI for creating Articles, Orders, Production Jobs and Customers with queries on the status of an Order. Middleware for converting order data for the Workflow.
Spartanics LFS Cutter
Enables the creation of Dielines and cutfiles for direct connection to the Spartanics Lasercutter
Sei Laser Cutter
Enables the creation of Dielines and cutfiles for direct connection to the Sei Lasercutter.

2.2. Importing a license file

Customer licenses are issued by PrePress Digital for a specific test period. It is imported by the technician on the customer's side and then activated for the Customer. The license file contains information on the Package selected, the licensee, the contact person and E-Mail address.  The activation process takes place in two steps after purchasing the license.

2.2.1. Create a Hardware Hash

After purchasing the license, a customer-bound test license (which contains the full functionality of the license purchased) is installed. During the test period, a hardware hash must be created and the hardware-bound license must be installed.  Proceed as follows to generate the hardware hash:

  1. Use the URL http://IP-ADRESSE:8081 to open the login dialog.
  2. In the login dialog, click on License Info [4], which displays the license overview.
  3. Click on Generate Hardware Hash [6]. An XML file will be downloaded and sent to info@prepress-digital.com.
  4. Prepress Digital will then create a hardware-bound license file which will be sent to you by E-Mail.

Figure 4: The Login dialog (top) and License Overview (bottom).

PMS WebGui :: Print Data

2.3. Binding the license to the Hardware

Once you have received the hardware-bound license file from Prepress Digital, simply upload the new license in the Workflow. Proceed as follows.

  1. Use the URL http://IP-ADRESSE:8081 to open the login dialog.
  2. In the login dialog, click on License Info [4], which displays the License Overview.
  3. Click on Upload License File [5].
  4. Select the new license and upload it into the Workflow by clicking on Open.
  5. You have successfully bound the license to the hardware!
  6. Click on Back to Login [7]. You can now log into the Workflow.