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Ascent Capture

Internet Server™ 5

Getting Started with


Ascent Capture Internet Server 5

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Contents

How to Use This Guide ...................................................................................................vii


Introduction ..........................................................................................................................vii
How This Guide is Organized ............................................................................................vii
Related Documentation ......................................................................................................viii

1 Overview.............................................................................................................................1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 1
Components ............................................................................................................................ 2
Features.................................................................................................................................... 3

2 Installing ACI Server .........................................................................................................5


Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 5
Operating Requirements ....................................................................................................... 6
Installing ACI Server.............................................................................................................. 8
Important Installation Notes.......................................................................................... 8
Closing Other Applications .................................................................................... 8
Information You Need During the Installation.................................................... 8
Windows 2000/Windows NT Installations.......................................................... 8
UNC Support ............................................................................................................ 8
Read-Only Files ........................................................................................................ 9
ACIS Configuration Wizard for IIS Settings ........................................................ 9
Proxy Server Support .............................................................................................. 9
Custom Module Support ........................................................................................ 9
Server Certificates .................................................................................................. 10

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Setting Up Your Central Site ........................................................................................11


Step 1 – Install Windows 2000 Server or Windows NT Server.........................11
Step 2 – Install Ascent Capture .............................................................................12
Step 3 – Install the ACI Server Software on the IIS Web Server.......................13
Step 4 - Synchronize Date/Time Settings............................................................16
Setting Up a Remote Station.........................................................................................17
Step 1 – Install Ascent Capture .............................................................................17
Step 2 – Configure the Appropriate Internet Explorer Security Settings........18
Step 3 – Install the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent ......................20
Step 4 – Download Batch Classes and Configure Polling Times .....................22
Upgrading ACI Server .........................................................................................................23
Converting Batches From Previous Releases .............................................................23
Upgrading Your Central Site........................................................................................23
Step 1 – Stop the Default Web Site on Your IIS Web Server .............................24
Step 2 – Upgrade Ascent Capture and Republish Batch Classes .....................24
Step 3 – Upgrade the ACI Server Software on the IIS Web Server ..................25
Step 4 – Restart the Default Web Site on Your IIS Web Server.........................26
Upgrading Your Remote Site .......................................................................................26
Step 1 – Process Batches.........................................................................................26
Step 2 – Upgrade Ascent Capture ........................................................................27
Step 3 – Upgrade the Remote Synchronization Agent Software......................27
Step 4 – Download Batch Classes and Configure Polling Times .....................29
Uninstalling ACI Server .......................................................................................................30

3 Configuring ACI Server................................................................................................... 31


Introduction ...........................................................................................................................31
ACI Server Web Pages Overview .......................................................................................32
Central Administration Page........................................................................................33
Installation Page.............................................................................................................34
Client Configuration Page ............................................................................................35
Manual Synchronization Page .....................................................................................36
Change Password Page.................................................................................................37
Remote Synchronization Agent Windows Taskbar Icon..........................................38
Configuring ACI Server Settings ........................................................................................39
Ascent Capture Modules ..............................................................................................39
Using the Quality Control Module ......................................................................40
Using Custom Modules .........................................................................................40
Polling..............................................................................................................................41
Configuring Polling Times ....................................................................................42

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4 Using ACI Server .............................................................................................................49


Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 49
Downloading Batch Classes from the Central Site .......................................................... 50
Initiating the Download Process ................................................................................. 50
Creating and Processing Batches at the Remote Station ................................................. 52
Uploading Batches to the Central Site ............................................................................... 52
Monitoring Batch Activity................................................................................................... 54
Batch Class Considerations ................................................................................................. 56
Image Folders ................................................................................................................ 56
OCR Dictionaries........................................................................................................... 57
User Tracking................................................................................................................. 57
Partial Batch Release ..................................................................................................... 58
Database Validation ...................................................................................................... 59
Monitoring Event Log Activity .......................................................................................... 60

A Glossary ...........................................................................................................................61

B Custom Module Registration..........................................................................................65


Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 65
Registering a Custom Module..................................................................................... 65

C IIS Settings .......................................................................................................................67


Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 67
ACIS Required Properties ................................................................................................... 68
Ascent Required Properties ................................................................................................ 69
Ascent Capture and IIS Web Server on Different Computers ................................ 70
Upload Required Properties ............................................................................................... 72
Anonymous User Account.................................................................................................. 73
Allow IIS to Control Password Settings..................................................................... 74
NTFS Security Settings ........................................................................................................ 76
ACIS Folder Permissions.............................................................................................. 77
Ascent Folder Permissions ........................................................................................... 77
Images Folder Permissions .......................................................................................... 78
Upload Folder Permissions.......................................................................................... 78
Scripts Folder Permissions ........................................................................................... 78

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Common Files Permissions ..........................................................................................79


System Variables TEMP Folder Permissions .............................................................79
Identifying Your Component Services or Transaction Server User........................80

D Kofax Technical Support ................................................................................................ 83


Introduction ...........................................................................................................................83
First Line Support ..........................................................................................................83
Internet Support .............................................................................................................83
E-Mail Support ...............................................................................................................83
Pay-As-You-Go Support ...............................................................................................83
Kofax Scanner Configurator.........................................................................................84
Contact Numbers ...........................................................................................................84

Index ................................................................................................................................. 85

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How to Use This Guide

Introduction
This Getting Started guide provides information about installing and using the
Ascent Capture Internet Server module (ACI Server). It is intended to be used by
system administrators who are installing ACI Server to add remote scanning
capabilities to their Ascent Capture installation.

This guide assumes that you have a working knowledge of the Internet and Web
servers, Microsoft Internet Information Server and its components, your network
configuration, and Ascent Capture.

How This Guide is Organized


This guide consists of the following chapters and appendices:
Chapter 1 provides an overview of the ACI Server module.
Chapter 2 explains how to install the ACI Server module. It provides instructions
for installing and configuring a Web server at your central site, as well as
installing the software on your remote stations. It also lists the minimum and
recommended operating requirements for the product.
Chapter 3 describes the ACI Server user interface. It also explains how to
configure settings to manage Ascent Capture batch processing activity between
your central site and remote stations.
Chapter 4 explains how to download batch classes and settings from your central
site, process and upload batches and data from your remote site, and monitor
batch processing activity.
Appendix A provides a glossary of ACI Server terms.
Appendix B explains how to register Ascent Capture custom modules.

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Appendix C lists the IIS settings that are automatically configured by the ACIS
Configuration Wizard during installation. Also included is information about
additional settings beyond those set by the wizard that your configuration may
require.
Appendix D provides information on the technical support options available for
Kofax products.

Related Documentation
ACI Server includes the following printed and browser-based documentation:
• This Getting Started with Ascent Capture Internet Server 5 guide provides
instructions for installing, configuring, and using the ACI Server module with
Ascent Capture.
• All of the ACI Server browser pages provide links to online help pages, which
describe the user interface items on the pages. Just click the “Help” link on the
navigation bar from any ACI Server page to access the information.
• Late-breaking information is provided in release notes, available from your
ACI Server package and the Kofax Web site. You should read through these
notes carefully, as they contain information that is not included in the Getting
Started with Ascent Capture Internet Server 5 guide or help pages.

For more information about Ascent Capture, refer to the following documentation
available from your Ascent Capture software package:
• The Getting Started with Ascent Capture 5 guide
• The Ascent Capture 5 Installation Roadmap
• The Ascent Capture 5 release notes
• The online help (available from any Ascent Capture module)

For more information about Microsoft products, including Microsoft Internet


Information Server, refer to your Microsoft documentation.

Tip For additional information about Ascent products, visit the Kofax Web site at
www.kofax.com and go to the Technical Support page. The Technical Support page
provides product-specific information, such as current revision levels, the latest
drivers and software patches, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and technical
tips. In addition, updates to product release notes and other documentation (if any)
are available from the Technical Support page.

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Chapter 1

Overview

Introduction
The Ascent Capture Internet Server (ACI Server) module adds Internet/Intranet
processing capabilities to Ascent Capture. With this module, Ascent Capture stations
can be connected to a central site via the Internet (or Intranet) to assist in the
production document and data capture process. Batches can be scanned and
processed at the remote site, and then uploaded to the central site for further
processing and release.

This chapter describes the following:


• ACI Server components
• ACI Server features

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Components
ACI Server components are installed at your central site and one or more remote
stations as follows:
• The ACI Server software is installed on an IIS Web server at your central site.
It acts as a broker between your central Ascent Capture database and your
remote stations.
• The Remote Synchronization Agent is installed on stations at your remote
sites to manage batch classes downloaded from the central site and upload
completed batches to the central site.

Batches created at a remote station are processed through all the modules set to run
at the remote site. When the remote processing is complete, the batches can be
uploaded to the central site. Once uploaded, the batches are integrated into the
central site’s Ascent Capture system for further processing and release.

Remote Site Central Site

Ascent Capture
Remote
Station Internet Server
(Standalone)
Firewall Admin
IIS Web Server
Station Ascent Capture Database
LAN
Client
Scan
Remote
Station Station
LAN
(Standalone)
Recognition Client
Station
LAN
Client
QC
Station LAN
OCR Client
Station
LAN
Client
Validation
Station LAN
Release Client
Station
LAN
Client

Figure 1-1. Example Ascent Capture Internet Server Configuration

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Features
ACI Server eliminates the common and costly practice of shipping documents from
remote offices to a central site for processing. It supports remote scanning and
processing of documents via the Internet or Intranet, and allows IT and IS managers
to develop and implement enterprise-wide capture solutions. With ACI Server,
documents can be scanned inexpensively at remote stations and then automatically
uploaded to the central site, securely and reliably.

In addition, ACI Server provides the following:


• Centralized administration: The Ascent Capture system administrator can
centrally manage configuration information, schedules for uploading batches,
and batch class definitions for all remote stations.
• Quick and easy deployment: The central site’s Web server can be configured
quickly and easily using Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). Remote
stations can be configured quickly and easily using Microsoft Internet
Explorer.
• Data security: Authentication and encryption settings can be configured
using IIS as desired by the Web administrator. For example, an authentication
scheme (such as Anonymous, Basic authentication, or NT challenge/
response) can be configured to control access to content on the central site’s
Web server. If desired, the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol can be enabled
for encrypted transfer of data between the central and remote sites. Refer to
your Microsoft documentation for details on administering security for your
central site’s Web server.
• Offline capability: With ACI Server, remote stations do not have to be
connected to the central Ascent Capture server while processing batches. You
can set your remote stations to synchronize with your central site at
predetermined intervals or on demand.
• Internet/Intranet support: ACI Server is suitable for Internet and/or Intranet
configurations.
• Scalable: Multiple Web servers can be deployed across one central site. One
or more remote stations can be set up to use a Web server.
• Customizable Web pages: The interface for the software that runs from
remote stations is in the form of ASP and HTML pages. You can use any
HTML editor, or even Notepad, to change the look of the pages to suit your
own needs. For example, you may want to add your own company logo.

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Installing ACI Server

Introduction
The ACI Server module is installed in a distributed way, meaning the software is
installed in more than one place. Most of it is installed on a Microsoft Information
Internet Server (IIS) Web server at your central site. Software must also be installed
on your remote stations to allow the stations to periodically connect to the server to
download batch classes and upload completed batches. The components that must
be installed are listed below.

At the Central Site


• Ascent Capture must be installed at your central site. It can be installed in a
client/server configuration or as a standalone installation.
• ACI Server software must be installed on an IIS Web server at your central
site. The IIS Web server must have access to the Ascent Capture database.
• Ascent Capture hardware keys must be attached to your Ascent Capture
stations, and an ACI Server hardware key must be attached to your IIS Web
server.

At the Remote Sites


• Ascent Capture must be installed as a standalone installation on each remote
station.
• The ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent must be installed on all
remote standalone stations.
• An Ascent Capture hardware key must be attached to your remote stations.

This chapter describes how to install and configure the items listed above. It also
includes operating requirements for your IIS Web server and remote stations.

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Operating Requirements
Your IIS Web server and remote stations must meet the following minimum
operating requirements:

Central Site Ascent Capture Requirements


• Ascent Capture 5 installed in a client/server configuration or as a standalone
installation.
• Ascent Capture hardware key attached to each station as appropriate for the
station.

IIS Web Server System Requirements


• One of the following:
! Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 1 (or higher)
! Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6a (or higher)
• One of the following, as appropriate:
! Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 for Windows 2000 Server
! Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0 for Windows NT Server
• TCP/IP protocol
• LAN access to the Ascent Capture database at your central site
• ACI Server hardware key attached to the IIS Web server

IIS Web Server Hardware Requirements

Minimum
• Pentium II 300 MHz processor
• 128 Mbytes of memory
• 500 Mbytes of disk space for installation and working space during
processing
• 800 x 600 SVGA display with 256 colors
• Parallel port for hardware key

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Recommended
• Pentium III 1 GHz processor (or higher)
• 256 Mbytes of memory (or higher)
• 500 Mbytes of disk space (or higher) for installation and working space
during processing
• 1024 x 768 SVGA display with 65K colors
• Parallel port for hardware key

Remote Station Ascent Capture Requirements


• Ascent Capture 5 installed as a standalone installation
• Ascent Capture Scan hardware key

Remote Station System Requirements


• One of the following operating systems:
! Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 1 (or higher)
! Windows NT 4.0 Server or Workstation with Service Pack 6a (or higher)
! Windows 98 with Service Pack 1 (or higher)
! Windows 98 Second Edition
! Windows Me
• TCP/IP protocol
• Internet Explorer 5.0 (or higher)
• Internet or Intranet access to your IIS Web server

Remote Station Hardware Requirements


• Refer to your Getting Started with Ascent Capture 5 guide and your Ascent
Capture 5 Installation Road Map for details.

In addition, you should have a working knowledge of the Internet and Web servers;
Microsoft Internet Information Server and its components; your network
configuration; and Ascent Capture. Refer to your Microsoft documentation for
information about Microsoft products. Refer to your Ascent Capture documentation
for information about Ascent Capture.

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Chapter 2

Installing ACI Server


The following sections describe how to install and configure the ACI Server software
at your central site and your remote stations. Please read through the important
installation notes below before you install the software. If you are upgrading from a
previous release of ACI Server, read the important installation notes below, and then
refer to the section Upgrading ACI Server on page 23 for more details.

Important Installation Notes


Read the following before you install/upgrade ACI Server at your central site and
remote stations.

Closing Other Applications


Before installing ACI Server, you must close all other applications (including the
Control Panel, virus detection software, and all toolbars) on your system.

Information You Need During the Installation


For remote sites, you will need to know the location or Web address of your central
site ACI Server.

Example: http://path to your server/ACIS

Windows 2000/Windows NT Installations


To install ACI Server on a Windows 2000 or Windows NT operating system, the
logged-in user must have Administrator privileges.

UNC Support
ACI Server supports Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) format. If you install
Ascent Capture in a client/server network environment at your central site, you
must specify UNC paths during the installation.

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Read-Only Files
In some cases, you may be prompted to overwrite read-only files during installation.
This might happen, for example, if another application has files in memory when you
install ACI Server. If this occurs, you must choose to overwrite the files in order for
ACI Server to install correctly. If desired, you can make a note about the files being
overwritten for future reference.

ACIS Configuration Wizard for IIS Settings


The ACIS Configuration Wizard sets basic IIS settings for an IIS Web server based on
the assumption that you have FAT partitions. If your configuration is different, you
will need to set additional settings after the installation, as documented in the ACI
Server installation procedure starting on page 13. Regardless of your configuration,
you should verify that all of your settings are correct before attempting to use ACI
Server. For more information about configuration settings, refer to Appendix C, IIS
Settings.

Proxy Server Support


ACI Server can run in a proxy server environment. To use a proxy server, you must
enable and configure the browser proxy server address and port number for every
PC that uses a proxy server. To configure your proxy server settings in Microsoft
Internet Explorer, open Internet Explorer and select Tools | Internet Options |
Connections | LAN settings.

Custom Module Support


ACI Server supports Ascent Capture custom modules. If you plan on using a custom
module at your remote stations, you must register the custom module at your central
site and at each remote station after you install ACI Server. For more information
about custom modules, refer to the section Using Custom Modules in Chapter 3.

Note Installing ACI Server on a remote station disables the Ascent Capture
Administration module on that station. Therefore, to register custom modules at
remote stations, you must use the command line method. For instructions on
registering custom modules from the command line, refer to Appendix B.

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Server Certificates
When using an SSL secured IIS Web server (in either IIS 4 or 5) with certificates that
you create for the server, you will not be able to install the Remote Synchronization
Agent if problems occur with your certificates. This is true even though you may be
able to view the Installation page through Internet Explorer by ignoring any
warnings about invalid certificates.
In addition, the Remote Synchronization Agent cannot automatically synchronize
with your central site if problems occur with your certificates. The problematic
certificates generate warnings and display one or more prompts that require user
response, which interferes with the automated nature of the Remote Synchronization
Agent. This is true even though you may be able to view and use the Manual
Synchronization page through Internet Explorer by ignoring any warnings about
invalid certificates.

Typical problems with certificates are:


• The certificate authority is invalid (or not trusted)
• The certificate date is invalid
• The certificate name does not match the host name

Note To avoid problems, make certain that the certificates you create are valid
before you attempt to install or use the Remote Synchronization Agent at a remote
site.

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Setting Up Your Central Site


Setting up your central site involves the following basic steps, which should be done
in the order listed. You must set up the central site before you can install the remote
stations.
Step 1 Install Windows 2000 Server or Windows NT Server and applicable
Service Pack on the station to be set up as your IIS Web server. This can
be on the same or a different station as your Ascent Capture server
station or Ascent Capture standalone station. (If you use different
stations for your IIS Web server and Ascent Capture station, you must
have LAN access between the stations.)
Step 2 Make sure Ascent Capture is installed at your central site. It can be
installed in a client/server configuration or as a standalone station.
Step 3 Install the ACI Server software on your IIS Web server.
Step 4 If your IIS Web server and your Ascent Capture server (or standalone
installation) are installed on different stations, make certain that the
date/time settings on both stations are synchronized.

Note You may already have some of the above items in place. For example, you may
have an IIS Web server installed and configured. Even so, please read through all the
procedures on the following pages to make sure your installation matches the
requirements for ACI Server.

Step 1 – Install Windows 2000 Server or Windows NT Server


Install the applicable operating system at your central site.

! To install Windows 2000 Server


1 Install Windows 2000 Server on the station to be used as your IIS Web server.
2 Add the Internet Information Services (IIS) Windows component to your
server.

Note Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed on a Windows 2000


server by default. However, if you upgraded to Windows 2000, IIS will be
installed by default only if IIS was installed on the previous version of
Windows.

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! To install Windows NT Server 4.0


1 Install Windows NT Server 4.0 on the station to be used as your IIS Web
server.
2 Install the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack. (If necessary, you can download it
from the Microsoft Web site.) Choose the “Custom” installation option and
select:
• Internet Information Server (IIS)
• Microsoft Data Access Components
• Microsoft Management Console
• Microsoft Transaction Server
• Other components as required. (The installation program will
automatically select additional components to be installed as required by
the preceding items. Do not unselect these additional components.)
Accept the directory defaults provided during installation.
3 Install Service Pack 6a (or higher).

Important If you installed the Service Pack prior to installing the Windows
NT 4.0 Option Pack, you must reinstall the Service Pack before continuing
with the installation.

Step 2 – Install Ascent Capture


Install Ascent Capture at your central site using the ACI Server CD. You can install it
in a client/server configuration or as a standalone installation. In addition, make sure
you attach the necessary hardware keys to your Ascent Capture stations. For your
scan stations, install and configure your Kofax hardware accelerators (if necessary).
Refer to your Ascent Capture documentation for details on installing and using
Ascent Capture, installing and configuring Kofax hardware accelerators, and
attaching hardware keys.

Note You must define and publish batch classes in Ascent Capture before your
remote sites can download them. To ensure successful processing, administrators
should be aware of important issues that affect batch classes. These issues are
outlined in the section Batch Class Considerations in Chapter 4.

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Step 3 – Install the ACI Server Software on the IIS Web Server
At the end of the ACI Server installation, an ACIS Configuration Wizard will run to
help set up basic IIS settings for ACI Server. It will set typical configuration settings
for an IIS Web server using FAT partitions. Follow the installation procedure
carefully as it contains important notes about settings you must change if your
computer varies from the expected typical configuration.

! To install ACI Server


1 Insert the ACI Server CD into the CD-ROM drive on your IIS Web server.
The CD supports AutoPlay, so the installation will automatically begin. (If it
doesn’t, run Setup.exe from the root directory on the CD.)
2 Select Central Site | Install ACI Server.
3 Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software. Note:
• The default destination for the software is C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ACIS.
It is recommended that you install to that folder.
• The installation will install Microsoft Data Access Components
(MDAC) 2.5.
• For Windows NT Server installations only, the installation will install
Microsoft Posting Acceptor 2.0.
4 If this is a new installation, the ACIS Configuration Wizard will appear. The
wizard will assist you in setting up the following:
• The ACI Server Web site (ACIS)
• The Ascent virtual directory to point to your Ascent Capture root
installation directory
• The Upload virtual directory to temporarily store batches being uploaded
from your remote sites
• The anonymous user account (typically IUSR_computername, where
computername is the name of your computer). This will be used as the
logon account for remote users. The ACIS Configuration Wizard enables
anonymous access for each of the ACI Server directories. Anonymous
access is required to allow remote stations to automatically poll the
central site. When selecting the anonymous user account, be sure to take
the following into consideration:
! If IIS is installed on a domain controller, ensure the anonymous user
account has permissions on the Ascent Capture server. By default, the
anonymous user account will be a domain-wide account.

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! If IIS is installed on a member server (rather than a domain controller),


ensure the anonymous user account is a domain-wide account that has
permissions on the IIS Web server and the Ascent Capture server.
! If IIS is not installed within a domain, ensure the anonymous user
account exists on both the IIS Web server and the Ascent Capture
server and has the same password.
The IIS Web server virtual directories can be displayed using Internet
Services Manager. For a quick overview of the IIS Web server properties set
by the ACIS Configuration Wizard, see Table 2-1 on page 15. For details, see
Appendix C.
5 When prompted to do so, reboot your IIS Web server.
6 Verify the user name specified for the anonymous user account has “Log on
locally” permission for the IIS Web server or is a member of a group that has
this permission. This is a Microsoft security requirement for anonymous or
basic authentication. To identify if your anonymous user account has “Log
on locally” permission, see the procedure To display users with Log on locally
rights in Appendix C.
7 If Ascent Capture is installed on the same machine as the IIS Web server and
your anonymous user account is a domain account, you need to clear the
“Allow IIS to control password” setting set by the ACIS Configuration
wizard for the anonymous user account. Note that with Windows NT, this
property is called “Enable Automatic Password Synchronization.” For
details, see the section Allow IIS to Control Password Settings in Appendix C.
8 If you installed ACI Server and/or Ascent Capture on NTFS partitions, you
must set the required NTFS security settings documented in Table 2-2 on
page 15. For more information on these settings, see the section NTFS
Security Settings in Appendix C.

Important A reboot is required for NTFS security setting changes to take


effect.

9 Attach the ACI Server hardware key to the parallel port on your IIS Web
server. If Ascent Capture is installed as a standalone station on the same
computer, you will need to have both your Ascent Capture hardware key
and your ACI Server hardware key attached to that station. You can attach
them in any order.

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Table 2-1. Virtual Directory Required Settings

Virtual Access Application Execute Permissions Permissions


Directory Rights Network Directory Name (Windows 2000) (Windows NT)

ACIS read N/A Ascent scripts and execute


executables (including
script)

Ascent read User must have full N/A None None


control permission,
if Ascent Capture
and IIS are on
different computers

Upload write N/A N/A None None

Table 2-2. NTFS Required Security Settings

Folder Windows 2000 Windows NT


(on an Anonymous Component Transacation
NTFS User Services User Server User
partition) Default Location Permissions Permissions 1 Permissions 2

Ascent C:\Program Files\Ascent full control N/A N/A


where Ascent Capture is installed

Images C:\Program Files\Ascent\Images write N/A N/A


where Ascent Capture is installed

Scripts C:\Inetpub\Scripts read and N/A N/A


if ACI Server is installed on Windows NT execute

ACIS C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ACIS full control read and read and


where ACI Server is installed execute execute

Upload C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ACIS\Upload full control N/A N/A


where ACI Server is installed

Common C:\Program Files\Common Files full control full control full control
Files where ACI Server is installed

Temp C:\Temp full control full control full control


where ACI Server is installed

1 if using High (Isolated) or Medium (Pooled) application processes

2 if running ACI Server in a separate memory space

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Step 4 - Synchronize Date/Time Settings


If your IIS Web server and your Ascent Capture server (or standalone installation)
are installed on different stations, make certain that you synchronize the date/time
settings on both stations.

Note The date/time on your IIS Web server must be the same or ahead of the
date/time on your Ascent Capture station. If this is not the case, your remote stations
will not be able to download batch classes. If they attempt to do so, the message “The
Central Site changed the published batch classes while they were being retrieved.
Please try again later.” will display.

! To synchronize date/time settings


1 On your Ascent Capture station:
a Display the date/time setting utility as appropriate for your operating
system. For example, on Windows 2000 Server, select Start | Settings |
Control Panel | Date/Time. For details, refer to the Microsoft
documentation for your operating system.
b Set the appropriate Date/Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings Time
settings.
2 On your IIS Web server, set the date/time settings to match the settings on
your Ascent Capture station.
If possible, set the times on both stations to match to the second. If this is not
possible, set the time on the IIS Web server to be ahead of the time on the
Ascent Capture station.

Note Computer clocks often drift and may not stay synchronized over a
period of time. Ensure that you regularly review your date/time settings for
the IIS Web server and Ascent Capture station or obtain software that does it
automatically for you.

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Setting Up a Remote Station


Installing and configuring the Remote Synchronization Agent on a remote station
involves the following basic steps, which should be performed in the order listed:
Step 1 Make sure Ascent Capture is installed on the remote station as a
standalone installation.
Step 2 Configure the necessary Internet Explorer Security settings.
Step 3 Install the Remote Synchronization Agent on your remote station. The
installation process will disable the Administration module at the
remote station.
Step 4 Configure polling times and download batch classes.

Step 1 – Install Ascent Capture


To install the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent, Ascent Capture must
already be installed on the remote workstation. Install Ascent Capture using the ACI
Server CD. It must be installed as a standalone station. In addition, make sure you
attach an Ascent Capture Scan hardware key to your remote workstation.

Important If you intend to use a Kofax hardware accelerator (for example, an


Adrenaline 1700) on your scan stations with Ascent Capture, do not install the
drivers that are shipped with the accelerator. The drivers that you need are included
on the ACI Server CD and will be installed when you install Ascent Capture.

Refer to your Ascent Capture documentation for details on installing and using
Ascent Capture, installing and configuring Kofax hardware accelerators, and
attaching hardware keys.

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Step 2 – Configure the Appropriate Internet Explorer Security Settings


You can set Internet Explorer security settings from your Windows Control Panel or
from your browser. The instructions below explain how to set them from your
browser. Refer to your Windows documentation for information on setting Internet
settings from the Control Panel.

! To configure Internet Explorer security settings


1 Run Internet Explorer on the remote station.
2 From the menu bar, select Tools | Internet Options | Security tab. The
Internet Options dialog box will be displayed.

Figure 2-1. Internet Options Dialog Box - Security Tab

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3 Select the desired zone. (For example, “Internet zone” or “Intranet zone.”)
Then, select “Custom Level.” The Security Settings dialog box will be
displayed.

Figure 2-2. Security Settings Dialog Box

4 Enable all of the “ActiveX controls and plug-ins,” “Downloads,” and


“Scripting” options.
5 Click OK from the Security Settings dialog box.
6 Click OK from the Internet Options dialog box.

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Step 3 – Install the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent


You may install the Remote Synchronization Agent via the Web or from the ACI
Server CD.

Warning Do not attempt to install the Remote Synchronization Agent on your IIS
Web server and/or the Ascent Capture server at your central site. The Ascent
Capture Administration module is automatically disabled from any station on which
the Remote Synchronization Agent installation program is run. If you attempt to
install the Remote Synchronization Agent on your IIS Web server or the Ascent
Capture server at your central site, your central Ascent Capture installation will
become unusable.
In addition, if you want to keep any batch classes already defined at your remote
station, export them into .cab files before you install the Remote Synchronization
Agent. Then, you can send the .cab files to your central site. Your central site
administrator can import them into the central site’s system, republish them, and
make them available to download to your remote station. If you do not export your
batch classes before installing the Remote Synchronization Agent, you will not be
able to recover them. For more information on exporting and importing batch
classes, see your Ascent Capture documentation.

The Remote Synchronization Agent will add an icon ( ) to the Windows taskbar
and Startup menu on the remote station. The icon will appear the next time you
reboot the station. The Remote Synchronization Agent icon must exist for automatic
polling to occur. Refer to Chapter 3 for more information about the Windows taskbar
icon.

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! To install from the Web


1 Run Internet Explorer. In the Address box, enter the location or Web address
of your central site ACI Server. A page similar to Figure 2-3 will be
displayed.

Note If you are prompted to install the InstallFromTheWeb software, choose


to install it.

Figure 2-3. ACI Server Installation Page

2 Click the “installfromtheweb” button. The Remote Synchronization Agent


will be installed on your remote station.
3 Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software.
4 If prompted to do so, reboot your remote station.

Note The first time you open an ACI Server Web page, you will get a
message indicating that all existing batch classes will be deleted. This is
because, with ACI Server, all batch classes must be administered by the
central site. To use ACI Server, click Yes.

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! To install from the Ascent Capture Internet Server CD


1 Insert the ACI Server CD into the CD-ROM drive on your remote station.
The CD supports AutoPlay, so the installation will automatically begin. (If it
doesn’t, run Setup.exe from the root directory of the CD.)
2 Select Remote Site | Install Remote Synchronization Agent.
3 Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software.
4 If prompted to do so, reboot your remote station.

Note The first time you open an ACI Server Web page, you will get a
message indicating that all existing batch classes will be deleted. This is
because, with ACI Server, all batch classes must be administered by the
central site. To use ACI Server, click Yes.

Step 4 – Download Batch Classes and Configure Polling Times


After installing the Remote Synchronization Agent on your remote station, you can
configure polling times for your remote station and download batch classes from the
central site. Then, you will be ready to process batches at your remote site. Refer to
Chapters 3 and 4 for instructions on performing these tasks.

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Upgrading ACI Server


The following sections describe how to upgrade and configure the ACI Server
module at your central site and remote stations.

Converting Batches From Previous Releases


After the central site has been upgraded, remote sites can continue to create and
process version 3.x or 4.x batches to send to the central site. When the batches are
uploaded to the central site, the batches are converted to 5.x batches.

Note Until a remote site is upgraded, it will not be able to download 5.x batch
classes for processing.

Upgrading Your Central Site


Upgrading your central site involves the following basic steps, which must be done
in the order listed.
Step 1 Stop the Default Web Site on your IIS Web server. It must remain
stopped during the entire central site upgrade process. Failure to do so
may cause loss of batch classes and functionality at your remote sites.
Step 2 Upgrade the Ascent Capture software at your central site and republish
your batch classes. For client/server configurations, you must upgrade
the Ascent Capture server software and at least one client station.
Step 3 Upgrade the ACI Server software on your IIS Web server.
Step 4 Restart the Default Web Site on your IIS Web server.

Note You must upgrade Ascent Capture and ACI Server at your central site before
you upgrade your remote stations. In addition, you must prohibit remote stations
from synchronizing with your central site during the entire central site upgrade
process.

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Step 1 – Stop the Default Web Site on Your IIS Web Server
You must stop the Default Web Site before you upgrade Ascent Capture at your
central site. In addition, you must not start it again until after you upgrade ACI
Server at your central site. Doing so will prohibit remote sites from synchronizing
during the central site upgrade process.

Warning It is very important that you stop the Default Web Site for the entire central
site upgrade process. If you do not, and a remote station attempts to synchronize
with your central site before both Ascent Capture and ACI Server are upgraded, the
remote station will lose all published batch classes and will not be able to function. If
this occurs, you must complete the upgrade at the central site. Then, you must
upgrade Ascent Capture and the Remote Synchronization Agent on the remote
station to restore its functionality.

! To stop the Default Web Site


1 On your IIS Web server, do one of the following:
• Windows 2000 Server: Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools |
Internet Services Manager.
• Windows NT Server: Select Start | Programs | Windows NT 4.0 Option
Pack | Microsoft Internet Information Server | Internet Service Manager.
2 Expand the Internet Information Services tree to display the Default Web
Site.
3 Right-click the Default Web Site folder, and select Stop.

Step 2 – Upgrade Ascent Capture and Republish Batch Classes


Upgrade your Ascent Capture software at your central site. Use the version of Ascent
Capture distributed on the ACI Server CD. In addition, make sure to attach the
necessary hardware keys to your Ascent Capture stations.
• For standalone installations, upgrade your standalone Ascent Capture station.
• For client/server installations, upgrade the Ascent Capture server station.
Then, upgrade at least one client station.

Note When upgrading a client/server installation, batch classes are


converted to the new format when you upgrade the first client station.
Therefore, you must upgrade at least one Ascent Capture client station
before you allow remote stations to synchronize with your central site.

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For all installations, republish your batch classes.

Refer to your Ascent Capture documentation for details on installing and using
Ascent Capture, installing and configuring Kofax hardware accelerators, and
attaching hardware keys.

Step 3 – Upgrade the ACI Server Software on the IIS Web Server
Upgrade the ACI Server software at your central site. Any previously defined ACI
Server configuration settings will be saved during the upgrade process.

! To upgrade ACI Server


1 Make certain that your Default Web Site on your IIS Web server is stopped.
To do so, refer to Step 1 on page 24.
2 Insert the ACI Server CD into the CD-ROM drive on your IIS Web server.
The CD supports AutoPlay, so the installation will automatically begin. (If it
doesn’t, run Setup.exe from the root directory of the CD.)
3 Select Central Site | Install ACI Server.
4 Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software.

Note You must choose to overwrite any read-only files during the
installation in order for ACI Server to install correctly.

5 When prompted to do so, reboot your IIS Web server.


6 Attach the ACI Server hardware key to the parallel port on your IIS Web
server.

Note If Ascent Capture is installed as a standalone station on the same


computer, you will need to have both your Ascent Capture hardware key
and your ACI Server hardware key attached to that station. You can attach
them in any order.

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Step 4 – Restart the Default Web Site on Your IIS Web Server
After you upgrade Ascent Capture and ACI Server at your central site, you can
restart the Default Web Site on your IIS Web server.
1 On your IIS Web server, do one of the following:
• Windows 2000 Server: Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools |
Internet Services Manager.
• Windows NT Server: Select Start | Programs | Windows NT 4.0 Option
Pack | Microsoft Internet Information Server | Internet Service Manager.
2 Expand the Internet Information Services tree to display the Default Web
Site.
3 Right-click the Default Web Site folder, and select Start.

Upgrading Your Remote Site


Follow these steps for each remote station:
Step 1 Process all batches on the remote station and upload them to your
central site.
Step 2 Upgrade your Ascent Capture software. It must be installed as a
standalone installation.
Step 3 Upgrade the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent.
Step 4 Download batch classes and configure polling times.

Note The central site must be upgraded before the remote stations.

Step 1 – Process Batches


Finish processing any Ascent Capture batches at the remote station before you
upgrade Ascent Capture or the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent. All
completed batches must be uploaded to the central site.

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Step 2 – Upgrade Ascent Capture


Upgrade the Ascent Capture software on your remote station. To do so, use the
version of Ascent Capture distributed on the ACI Server CD. In addition, make sure
you attach the necessary hardware keys.

Refer to your Ascent Capture documentation for details on installing and using
Ascent Capture, installing and configuring Kofax hardware accelerators, and
attaching hardware keys.

Step 3 – Upgrade the Remote Synchronization Agent Software


Upgrade the Remote Synchronization Agent on the remote station. Any previously
defined ACI Server configuration settings (such as polling times) will be saved
during the upgrade process.

Note You may upgrade the Remote Synchronization Agent via the Web or from the
ACI Server CD.

! To upgrade from the Web


1 Close the Remote Synchronization Agent on your remote station. To do so,
right-click the Remote Synchronization Agent icon located on the Windows
taskbar and click Close.
2 Run Internet Explorer. In the Address box, enter the location or Web address
of your central site ACI Server Web site. A page similar to Figure 2-4 will be
displayed.

Note You may be prompted to install the InstallFromTheWeb software. If


you are, choose to install it.

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Figure 2-4. ACI Server Installation Page

3 Click the “installfromtheweb” button. The Remote Synchronization Agent


will be installed on your remote station.
4 Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software.
5 When prompted to do so, reboot your remote station.

! To upgrade from the Ascent Capture Internet Server CD


1 Close the Remote Synchronization Agent on your remote station. To do so,
right-click the Remote Synchronization Agent icon located on the Windows
taskbar and click Close.
2 Insert the ACI Server CD into the CD-ROM drive on your remote station.
The CD supports AutoPlay, so the installation will automatically begin. (If it
doesn’t, run Setup.exe from the root directory of the CD.)
3 Select Remote Site | Install Remote Synchronization Agent.
4 Follow the instructions on your screen to install the software.
5 When prompted to do so, reboot your remote station.

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Step 4 – Download Batch Classes and Configure Polling Times


After upgrading the Remote Synchronization Agent, you can modify the remote
station configuration settings (such as polling times) and download batch classes.
Refer to Chapters 3 and 4 for instructions on performing these tasks.

Note If you uninstalled and reinstalled the Remote Synchronization Agent, you
must reconfigure polling times for the remote station (if they are not controlled by
the central site). Then, download batch classes from your central site before using the
Remote Synchronization Agent software.

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Uninstalling ACI Server


This section explains how to uninstall ACI Server components.

! To uninstall the remote site ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent


1 Close the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent. To do so, right-click
the Windows taskbar icon and select Close.
2 Open the Add/Remove Programs utility available from the Windows
Control Panel.
3 Select “ACIS Remote Synchronization Agent” and click Add/Remove.

Warning Do not continue to scan batches at your remote station after you
uninstall the Remote Synchronization Agent. You will be able to process the
batches through the modules set to run at the remote station, but you will
not be able to upload them to your central site or release them at your remote
site.

Note the following:


• You will not be able to reinstall the Remote Synchronization Agent with
batches in progress in the system.
• You will not be able to recover batches by reinstalling Ascent Capture on
the station. You will be able to install Ascent Capture, but the batches will
be in a “Completed” state and unavailable to queues on the station.
• If you want to use Ascent Capture on the station (without support for
remote processing), you must uninstall the Remote Synchronization
Agent and reinstall Ascent Capture on that station.

! To uninstall the central site ACI Server software


1 Open the Add/Remove Programs utility available from the Windows
Control Panel.
2 Select “Ascent Capture Internet Server” and click Add/Remove.

Note Uninstalling the ACI Server will not remove or change your IIS Web
server settings previously configured for ACI Server. For example, it will not
remove your ACIS virtual directory or change its properties.

To reinstall the ACI Server components, follow the installation instructions as


described earlier in this chapter.

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Configuring ACI Server

Introduction
After completing the installation process, you can configure ACI Server settings to
help manage Ascent Capture batch processing activity between your central site and
the remote stations. This chapter introduces the ACI Server Web pages and explains
which ones you use to configure settings.

This chapter covers the following topics:


• ACI Server Web pages
• ACI Server configuration settings

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ACI Server Web Pages Overview


Once ACI Server is successfully installed at the central site, you can access an
installation page via the browser on a remote station. From the installation page, you
can install the Remote Synchronization Agent on the remote station. Then, you can
use the ACI Server Web pages to configure settings and perform other tasks.

This section provides an overview of the ACI Server Web pages as listed below:
• Central Administration page (used by the system administrator)
• Installation page (used to install the Remote Synchronization Agent at the remote site)
• Client Configuration page
• Manual Synchronization page
• Change Password page

The Central Administration page is used by the system administrator. The other ACI
Server Web pages are used primarily by remote users.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with these pages, from which you perform
most ACI Server configuration and processing tasks.

Central Site Remote Site

Installation Help

Central Client Manual Change


Administration Configuration Synchronization Password

Download
Help Help Help
Batch Classes

Upload
Batches

Help

Support

Figure 3-1. ACI Server Web Pages

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Central Administration Page


From the Central Administration page, ACI Server system administrators configure
centrally controlled settings for remote stations. For details, see the section
Configuring Central Settings on page 44.

The name of the page is central_admin.asp. To open the Central Administration


page, start your browser and enter the following in the Address bar:
http://path to your server/ACIS/central_admin.asp

Note The Central Administration page cannot be accessed via the navigation bar
from any other ACI Server Web page.

Figure 3-2. ACI Server Central Administration Page

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Installation Page
The Installation page is the default page for your ACI Server Web site. You use this
page to install the Remote Synchronization Agent on a remote station. You also use
the Installation page links to open other ACI Server Web pages.

The name of the page is default.asp. To open the Installation page, start your
browser and enter the following in the Address bar:
http://path to your server/ACIS

Figure 3-3. ACI Server Installation Page

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Client Configuration Page


From the Client Configuration page, you can configure polling times for a remote
station if centrally controlled settings are not in effect. For details, see the section
Configuring Remote Station Settings on page 47.

Note If polling times are being centrally controlled, the options on this page will be
unavailable and you will not be able to change them. In this case, you can use the
Client Configuration page to view the selected settings.

The name of the page is client_config.htm. To open the Client Configuration page,
select it from the navigation bar on the Installation page, the Manual Synchronization
page, or the Change Password page. Or, start your browser and enter the following
in the Address bar:
http://path to your server/ACIS/client_config.htm

Figure 3-4. ACI Server Client Configuration Page

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Manual Synchronization Page


From the Manual Synchronization page, you can download batch classes or upload
completed batches in between the regularly scheduled polling times. You can also
view the ACI Server status log. For details, see the sections Downloading Batch Classes
from the Central Site, Uploading Batches to the Central Site, or Monitoring Batch Activity
in Chapter 4.

The Manual Synchronization page also lists the number of pages remaining until the
ACI Server license reaches its monthly limit for uploading pages to the central site. If
the limit is reached, the central site does not accept additional batches until the
beginning of the next month, when the license is reset. A warning will display in the
status log when a batch is sent and the license is running low.

The name of the page is manual_synch.asp. To open the Manual Synchronization


page, select it from the navigation bar on the Installation page, the Client
Configuration page, or the Change Password page. Or, start your browser and enter
the following in the Address bar:

http://path to your server/ACIS/manual_synch.asp

Figure 3-5. ACI Server Manual Synchronization Page

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Change Password Page


From the Change Password page, you can modify your Ascent Capture password if
the User Profiles feature is enabled at the central site. The new password will become
effective the next time:
• A remote station automatically polls the central site.
• A user at the remote site downloads batch classes from the Manual
Synchronization page.
• A user at the remote site clicks the “Synchronize Now” button located on the
Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box.

The name of the page is PwChange.asp. To open the Change Password page, select it
from the navigation bar on the Installation page, Manual Synchronization page, or
the Client Configuration page. Or, start your browser and enter the following in the
Address bar:
http://path to your server/ACIS/PwChange.asp

Note The Change Password page cannot be accessed unless User Profiles are
enabled at the central site.

Figure 3-6. ACI Server Change Password Page

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Remote Synchronization Agent Windows Taskbar Icon


Installing the Remote Synchronization Agent on a remote station adds an icon to the
Windows taskbar. After installation, you must reboot your system for the icon to
appear.

Close
Status
About

Figure 3-7. Remote Synchronization Agent Windows Taskbar Icon and Menu

Right-click on the Windows taskbar icon to display the menu, as shown in Figure 3-7.
The menu gives you a shortcut method to access some of the functions that are
available from the ACI Server pages.

If desired, you can use the menu for the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows
taskbar icon to initiate a polling event. The menu for the Remote Synchronization
Agent Windows taskbar icon offers the following options:
Close Select this option to close the Remote Synchronization Agent and
clear the Windows taskbar icon. Note that automatic polling will not
occur when the Remote Synchronization Agent is closed. When you
reboot the remote station, the Remote Synchronization Agent will be
started again and the Windows taskbar icon will be restored.
Status Select this option to access the “Synchronize Now” button that allows
you to immediately synchronize with, or poll, the central site. For
instructions, refer to the sections Downloading Batch Classes from the
Central Site and Uploading Batches to the Central Site in Chapter 4. The
Status option also displays a log that lists synchronization, or polling,
activity. See the section Monitoring Batch Activity in Chapter 4.
About Select this option to display an About box, which contains version
information about the ACI Server Remote Synchronization Agent.
From the About box, you can select the “Tech Support” button to
automatically open your browser to the Kofax Technical Support site.

With the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon, you can also do the
following:
• Display the next scheduled polling time by holding your cursor over the icon.
• Display the status log by double-clicking the icon.

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Configuring ACI Server Settings


You can use the ACI Server Web pages to configure settings for managing batch
processing activity between the central site and the remote stations. In particular, you
can do the following:
• Select where you want to run each Ascent Capture module
• Configure polling times

Ascent Capture Modules


The ACI Server administrator can configure settings that determine which Ascent
Capture modules run at the central site and which run at remote stations. These
settings are configured from the Central Administration page. The procedure is
explained in detail in the section Configuring Central Settings on page 44.

Any module (including custom modules) can be run at any site, with these
exceptions: the Scan module must be run at a remote station and the Release module
must be run at the central site. These selections are already made on the Central
Administration page, and you cannot change them.

Also, once batches are uploaded from remote stations to your central site, ACI Server
does not allow them to return to the remote stations for further processing. To
illustrate, suppose that you have batch classes defined with the following processing
queues:
Scan
Quality Control
Validation
Verification
Release

Using the Central Administration page, you can specify which modules are to run at
the central site and which are to run at the remote stations. For example, you might
set up the Scan and Quality Control modules to run at the remote station and the
other modules to run at the central site. Once a batch is processed through the Scan
and Quality Control modules, it will be routed to the central site.

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Using the Quality Control Module


Because you can use the Quality Control module as either a regular processing
module or as an exception queue, keep the following in mind:
• Exception batches are automatically routed to the Quality Control module at
the site where the exception occurs, regardless of the Quality Control site
designation listed on the ACI Server Central Administration page.
• Batches without exceptions are routed to the Quality Control module site
listed on the ACI Server Central Administration page, if the Quality Control
module is defined as part of the batch class definition.

Tip It is recommended that you specify Quality Control as a processing module to


run at your remote station. This will force all batches through Quality Control before
they are uploaded to the central site. This way, problems that occur at the remote site
can be fixed there.

To illustrate, consider this scenario: During processing at your remote station, a


document is rejected because its pages are too light. To fix the problem, the
document must be rescanned. Since the pages to be scanned would be physically
available at the remote station, you could easily rescan them and continue
processing. If the batch is sent to the central site, you would not have easy access to
the pages to be rescanned.

For instructions on selecting sites for Ascent Capture batch processing, see the
section Configuring Central Settings on page 44.

Using Custom Modules


If you plan on using a custom module at your remote sites, you must:
• Register the custom module at your central site and at each remote site. Refer
to Appendix B for details. Note that you must make the custom module’s
executable and registration files available to your remote stations.
• Add the custom module to the desired batch class at the central site. When
your batch class is complete, publish it.
• From the ACI Server Central Administration page, select the custom module
to run at remote sites. Refer to the section Configuring Central Settings on
page 44.
• Download batch classes to your remote sites.

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Polling
Polling refers to the process whereby your remote stations connect to the IIS Web
server at your central site and do the following:
• Upload completed batches from the remote station to the central site. All
completed batches will be uploaded.
• Upload user tracking statistics, if enabled, from the remote station to the
central site for completed batches.
• Download configuration settings from the central site to the remote station.
Any new or updated configuration settings submitted from the Central
Administration page will be downloaded. For details, refer to the section
Central Administration Page on page 34, or contact your system administrator.
• Download batch classes from the central site to the remote station. Any new
or updated batch classes published at the central site will be downloaded.
• Download user profile settings, if enabled, from the central site to the remote
station.
• Download the settings for the patch code reserved for batch separator sheets,
if utilized, from the central site to the remote station. For details about batch
separator sheets, see the Ascent Capture online help.

Polling can occur in the following situations:


• When the polling time occurs, as defined for all remote stations from the
Central Administration page, or for an individual remote station from the
Client Configuration page. See the sections Configuring Central Settings on
page 44 and Configuring Remote Station Settings on page 47.
• When a remote user clicks “download classes” from the navigation bar on the
Manual Synchronization page.
• When a remote user clicks “upload batches” from the navigation bar on the
Manual Synchronization page.
• When a remote user clicks the “Synchronize Now” button located on the
Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box. See the section Remote
Synchronization Agent Windows Taskbar Icon on page 39.

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Configuring Polling Times


There are two methods for configuring regularly scheduled polling times:
• Central site control: The same polling options are defined for all remote
stations. To enable centrally controlled polling options, the administrator sets
them from the Central Administration page, as explained in the section
Configuring Central Settings.
• Remote station control: Polling options for each remote station are defined
independently of one another. To configure remote station settings, use the
Client Configuration page, as explained in the section Configuring Remote
Station Settings on page 47.

Configuring Central Settings (For Administrators Only)


You select which Ascent Capture modules are run at your remote stations from the
Central Administration page, as shown in Figure 3-8.

If desired, you can also select uniform polling times for all remote stations using the
Central Administration page. If you want your remote stations to configure their
own polling times, do not select the “Central control of polling times” check box.

Note The Central Administration page is intended to be used by system


administrators, and should be used with caution. Each setting on this page affects
every remote station.

! To configure centrally controlled settings


1 Start your browser and open the Central Administration page.
The Central Administration page will be displayed, as shown in Figure 3-8.

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Figure 3-8. ACI Server Central Administration Page

For more information about this page, click the Help option from the
navigation bar.
2 From the Central Administration page, select which Ascent Capture modules
(including custom modules) to run at the central site, and which to run at the
remote stations. Note that your selections apply to all remote stations, and
they take effect individually, as each remote station polls the central site.
For additional guidelines, refer to the section Ascent Capture Modules on
page 41.

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3 Select the “Central control of polling times” check box to enable central
control of polling times. The polling options will be unavailable until you
enable this option. Note the following:
• If you enable this option, your polling time selections will affect all the
remote stations. The remote stations will be prohibited from setting their
own polling times. The next time a remote station polls the central site,
the settings will be downloaded to the remote station.
• If you do not select this option, the remote stations will be able to set their
own polling times.
4 Specify the Local time to start polling the central site. This defines the next
time/date on which the remote stations will poll the central site.
Time
Select the time to start polling.
Date
Select the date to start polling.
5 Specify the Polling frequency. This defines how often the remote stations will
poll the central site. The remote stations will always poll for new batch
classes and settings at the specified interval, starting with the time/date
specified with the “Local time to start polling the central site” option in the
previous step. Note that the polling intervals are not impacted by connection
failures. The remote stations will continue to poll as specified, whether or not
they are successful.
Never
Select this option if you do not want your remote station to automatically
poll the central site at a defined interval. The remote station will poll at
the time specified by the “Local time to start polling the central site”
option. Note that you can manually change the “Local time to start
polling the central site” option to force each instance of polling without
using a regularly scheduled time.
Every
Select this option if you want your remote station to automatically poll
the central site at a defined interval. Then, select the desired interval in
minutes, hours, or days.

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6 Specify how often you want your remote station to retry if the connection
between the remote station and your central site fails. Your selections do not
impact the selected polling intervals; they only define your remote station’s
behavior in the event of a connection failure. Your remote station will always
poll as specified by the “Polling frequency” selections.
Never
Select this option if you do not want the remote station to retry after a
connection failure.
Up to / Every
Choose this option if you want the remote station to retry after a
connection failure. Select how often you want the remote station to retry,
and for how long. You can specify the settings in minutes, hours, or days.
7 Click Submit to save your settings. Your selections will be saved to the IIS
Web server at the central site. They become effective individually at each
remote station, the next time polling occurs (according to the station’s
previous polling settings). See the section Polling on page 43.
After you click Submit, a message will appear to confirm that your changes
have been saved. To return to the Central Administration page, click the
hypertext below the confirmation message.
If you click Reset, the selections are restored to the previously saved settings.

Configuring Remote Station Settings


To configure polling options for a remote station, you use the Client Configuration
page, as shown in Figure 3-9.

The selections on the Client Configuration page will affect your remote station only,
and they are available only if the ACI Server administrator has cleared the “Central
control of polling” options from the Central Administration page.

! To configure remote station settings


1 From a remote station, start your browser and open the Client Configuration
page.
The Client Configuration page will be displayed, as shown in Figure 3-9.

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Figure 3-9. ACI Server Client Configuration Page

For more information about this page, click the Help option from the
navigation bar.

Note If the following message is displayed when you attempt to open the
Client Configuration page, the polling times for your remote station are
being controlled by the central site. In this case, you can display the page, but
the options will be disabled and you will not be able to change them. Click
OK to close the message box and view the selected polling times.

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If the options on the Client Configuration page are available, you can choose
polling times and other settings for your remote station. The selections will
affect your remote station only.
If the options are unavailable and you want to change them, contact your
system administrator. If you are a system administrator, refer to the section
Configuring Central Settings starting on page 44.
2 Specify the Local time to start polling the central site. This defines the next
time/date on which the remote stations will poll the central site.
Time
Select the time to start polling.
Date
Select the date to start polling.
3 Specify the Polling frequency. This defines how often the remote station will
poll the central site. The remote station will always poll for new batch classes
and settings at the specified interval, starting with the time/date specified
with the “Local time to start polling the central site” option. Note that the
polling intervals are not impacted by connection failures. Your remote
station will continue to poll as specified, whether or not it was successful.
Never
Select this option if you do not want your remote station to automatically
poll the central site at a defined interval. The remote station will poll only
at the time defined by the “Local time to start polling the central site.”
Every
Select this option if you want your remote station to automatically poll
the central site at a defined interval. Then, select the desired interval in
minutes, hours, or days.
4 Specify how often you want your remote station to retry if the connection
between the remote station and your central site fails. Your selections do not
impact the selected polling intervals; they only define your remote station’s
behavior in the event of a connection failure. Your remote station will always
poll as specified by the “Polling frequency” selections.
Never
Select this option if you do not want your remote station to retry after a
connection failure.
Up to / Every
Choose this option if you want your remote station to retry after a
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retry, and for how long. Your settings can be specified in minutes, hours,
or days.
5 Click Submit to save your settings. Your selections will be saved to the
remote station on which you are working. They go into effect immediately.
If you click Reset, the selections are restored to the previously saved settings.

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Using ACI Server

Introduction
After installing and configuring ACI Server, you can take advantage of your
Internet/Intranet capabilities to process Ascent Capture batches.

This chapter covers the following topics:


• Downloading batch classes from the central site
• Creating and processing batches at a remote station
• Uploading batches to the central site
• Monitoring batch activity
• Batch class considerations
• Monitoring event log activity

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Downloading Batch Classes from the Central Site


Once your system administrator has published batch classes from the Ascent
Capture Administration module at the central site, you can download them to a
remote processing station.

If you are the system administrator and need more information about creating,
updating, and publishing batch classes, refer to your Ascent Capture online help or
to the following chapters in your Getting Started with Ascent Capture 5 guide:
• Chapter 3, The Basics
The section Administration Module provides a detailed explanation of batch
classes.
• Chapter 4, Learning Ascent Capture
This chapter is a tutorial that walks you through the steps necessary to set up
and publish a batch class.

To ensure successful processing, administrators should also be aware of some other


important issues that affect batch classes. These issues are outlined in the section
Batch Class Considerations on page 58.

Initiating the Download Process


Batch classes can be downloaded from the central site whenever the remote station
polls the central site, according to the scheduled polling times defined from the
Central Administration page or the Client Configuration page. See the section Polling
in Chapter 3. Batch classes can also be downloaded in two situations that differ from
the regularly scheduled polling times:
• When a remote user clicks “download classes” from the navigation bar on the
Manual Synchronization page.
• When a remote user clicks the “Synchronize Now” button located on the
Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box.

Both situations are explained in this section.

Note If the Administration module is open at the central site and batch classes or
administrative settings have changed, remote stations will not be able to download
classes until the Administration module is closed. An error will display at the remote
station indicating that the latest changes cannot be retrieved because exclusive access
cannot be obtained.

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! To download batch classes from the Manual Synchronization page


1 Start your browser and open the Manual Synchronization page.
2 From the navigation bar, click “download classes.” All published batch
classes available from the central site will be downloaded to your remote
station (which could take a few minutes if you are downloading for the first
time, or if the administrator has republished batch classes at the central site).
For each downloaded batch class, a message similar to “Get file pubtypes
\000000004.mdb” will be displayed in the status bar of your browser. When
all batch classes are downloaded, the message “Done” will be displayed.

Note If batch classes exist on the remote station, and this is the first time you
attempt to download batch classes from your central site, a message will be
displayed, reminding you that existing batch classes will be deleted and new
batch classes will be administered by the central site. Click Yes to continue
the download or No to cancel. Contact your central site administrator for
more information.

! To download batch classes from the Windows taskbar


1 From the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon, do one of
the following:
• Double-click the icon
• Right-click the icon and select the Status option from the menu
The Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box will be displayed, as shown in
Figure 4-1.

Figure 4-1. Remote Synchronization Agent Dialog Box

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2 Click Synchronize Now. The remote station will immediately upload any
completed batches, and then poll the central site to check for published batch
classes. All published batch classes available from the central site will be
downloaded to your remote station (which could take a few minutes if you
are downloading for the first time, or if the administrator has republished
batch classes at the central site). For each downloaded batch class, a message
similar to “Get file pubtypes \000000004.mdb” will be displayed on the
status line above the log. When the polling process is complete, the message
“Done” will display briefly on the status line.
3 To close the dialog box, click Hide.

Creating and Processing Batches at the Remote Station


After downloading batch classes from the central site, you can create and process
batches at the remote station. At the remote station, batches are routed through the
Ascent Capture modules per their batch class definitions and per the remote site
module selections made from the Central Administration page. See the section Ascent
Capture Modules in Chapter 3.

For more information about Ascent Capture batch processing, refer to your Getting
Started with Ascent Capture 5 guide or the Ascent Capture online help.

Uploading Batches to the Central Site


Batches can be uploaded to the central site whenever the remote station polls the
central site, according to the scheduled polling times defined from the Central
Administration page or the Client Configuration page. See the section Configuring
Polling Times in Chapter 3.

Batches can also be uploaded in two situations that differ from the regularly
scheduled polling times:
• When a remote user clicks “upload batches” from the navigation bar on the
Manual Synchronization page.
• When a remote user clicks the “Synchronize Now” button located on the
Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box.

Both situations are explained in this section.

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! To upload batches from the Manual Synchronization page


1 Start your browser and open the Manual Synchronization page.
2 From the navigation bar, click “upload batches.” All batches marked as
“Completed” will be uploaded from the remote station to the central site. As
the batches are uploaded, a “Sending Batches” message will display in the
status bar of your browser. When all batches are uploaded, the message
“Done” will display in the status bar.

! To upload batches from the Windows taskbar icon


1 From the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon, do one of
the following:
• Double-click the icon
• Right-click the icon and select the Status option from the menu
The Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box will be displayed.
2 Click Synchronize Now. The remote station will immediately upload any
completed batches, and then automatically poll the central site to check for
published batch classes. All published batch classes available from the
central site will be downloaded to your remote station (which could take a
few minutes if the administrator has republished batch classes at the central
site). For each downloaded batch class, a message similar to “Get file
pubtypes \000000004.mdb” will be displayed on the status line above the
log. When polling is complete, the message “Done” will display briefly on
the status line.
3 To close the dialog box, click Hide.

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Monitoring Batch Activity


You can check the status of ACI Server batch polling activity by viewing the Remote
Synchronization Agent status log, which is available from the Manual
Synchronization page. The status log is also available from the Remote
Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon (see the section Remote Synchronization
Agent Windows Taskbar Icon in Chapter 3). Both ways to open the status log are
explained in this section.

The status log lists the most recent activity between remote stations and the central
site. The log gives you information about batch classes downloaded to a remote
station, batches uploaded to the central site, and other statuses.

On the Manual Synchronization page, each status log entry is preceded by a color-
coded bullet, as follows:
• Green – Success Messages
• Yellow – Warning Messages
• Red – Error Messages

When you view the status log from the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows
taskbar icon, the log format is the same, without the color-coding.

To view the status log, do one of the following:


• Open the Manual Synchronization page. The status log will be displayed, as
shown in Figure 4-2.
• Right-click the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon and
select Status from the menu. The status log will be displayed, as shown in
Figure 4-3.
• Double-click the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon. The
status log will be displayed, as shown in Figure 4-3.

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Figure 4-2. Status Log from Manual Synchronization Page

Figure 4-3. Status Log from Remote Synchronization Agent

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Batch Class Considerations


When using the ACI Server for Ascent Capture batch processing, the system
administrator should be aware of the following information that relates to image
folders, OCR dictionaries, user tracking, partial batch release, and database
validation.

Image Folders
For your batch classes, you must specify the path to an image folder. If your IIS Web
server and your Ascent Capture server are installed on different stations, you should
use the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) format for this path. If you use an
explicit drive letter in a non-UNC format, that drive must be mapped to your IIS
Web server. Problems will occur if you try to upload batches when the drive letter is
not mapped. Note that mappings are not available unless someone is logged in on
the server.

! To specify the path to an image folder


1 When defining new batch classes, specify the path in UNC format to the
desired image folder. You specify this folder on the Create Batch Class dialog
box (General tab).

Figure 4-4. UNC Path for Batch Class Image Folder

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2 For any existing batch classes, update the path to the image folder to UNC
format. You edit this folder specification on the Batch Class Properties dialog
box (General tab).

For details on defining batch classes, refer to your Ascent Capture documentation or
online help.

Note If your image folder is located on an NTFS partition, the anonymous user that
you specify for your ACIS virtual directory must have write permissions to that
folder. Refer to the section Images Folder Permissions in Appendix C for details.

OCR Dictionaries
Ascent Capture allows you to specify OCR dictionaries from any folder on your
station. Copies of the OCR dictionaries are automatically placed in an OcrDict folder
located in your Ascent Capture installation folder.

The first time batch classes are downloaded to your remote stations, the download
process will create the OcrDict folder in your Ascent Capture installation folder on
the remote stations. Then, it will copy all the OCR dictionaries to that folder.
Thereafter, the download process will copy the OCR dictionaries from the central site
and overwrite the ones at the remote stations.

For details on OCR dictionaries, refer to your Ascent Capture documentation or


online help.

User Tracking
User tracking statistics for completed and deleted batches at each remote site are
collected and uploaded to the central site if the User Tracking feature is enabled in
Ascent Capture at the central site. Once enabled, user tracking will begin the next
time:
• A remote station automatically polls the central site
• A user at the remote station downloads batch classes from the Manual
Synchronization page
• A user at the remote station clicks the “Synchronize Now” button located on
the Remote Synchronization Agent dialog box. (The dialog box is accessed by
double-clicking the Remote Synchronization Agent Windows taskbar icon.)

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Note that the merge utility does not need to be run at your remote sites. Statistics
from your remote sites are automatically copied to the Stats.mdb file located at the
central site.

Note User statistics are uploaded for the current and previous month only. For
example, if a batch takes longer than two months to process, the user tracking
statistics for that batch will not be uploaded to the central site.

For more information on the user tracking feature, see the Ascent Capture online
help.

Partial Batch Release


Batches for which partial batch release is enabled are processed at the remote and
central sites as follows:
• At the remote site: Batches are routed from Scan through all modules set to
run at the remote site. Then, for any batch that contains errors, the rejected
documents and pages are routed to Quality Control (Rescan) for repair at the
remote site. Once repaired, the documents and pages are processed through
the batch class workflow at the remote site starting with the first queue after
Scan. When all documents and pages are successfully processed at all
modules set to run at the remote site, the batch is marked “Completed” and is
ready for uploading to the central site.
Note that batches cannot be uploaded to the central site until all errors have
been fixed.
• At the central site: Batches are routed from the first module set to run at the
central site through Release. At Release, all error-free documents and pages
are released, and any rejected documents and pages are routed to Quality
Control (Rescan) for repair at the central site. Once repaired, the documents
and pages are processed through the batch class workflow, starting with the
first queue after Scan at the central site.
Note that batches with errors are not sent back to the remote site for repair.

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Database Validation
Ascent Capture 5 supports a database validation feature, whereby database lookups
can be used to fill data fields in Validation. To use this feature, database validation
must be enabled for a batch class, and the appropriate database software and files
must be available to your Validation modules.

If your Validation module is set to run at remote sites, and database validation is
enabled in the batch classes used by remote sites, you must set up the appropriate
databases at all remote sites where Validation will run. If the database files are not
accessible to the Validation module, the error “Could not find file Database File Name”
will be generated when the Validation module is started at the remote site. Refer to
your Ascent Capture documentation for more information about database validation.

Note When batch classes for which database validation is enabled are downloaded
to remote sites, no checking is performed to ensure that the appropriate databases
are set up for Validation modules set to run at the remote sites.

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Monitoring Event Log Activity


At a remote site, each time the Remote Synchronization Agent is started or stopped,
an event is logged to the application log on that remote station (Windows 2000 or
Windows NT only). You can view the application log using Event Viewer. For details
about how to use Event Viewer, see your Microsoft documentation.

! To display the application log on Windows 2000


1 Select Start | Settings | Control Panel.
2 Select Administrative Tools.
3 Select Event Viewer.
4 Select the application log from the Tree tab located in the left pane.
5 Double-click any line item in the log to see additional detail about the event.

! To display the application log on Windows NT


1 Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools (Common) | Event Viewer.
2 Select Log | Application to ensure you are viewing the application log.
3 Double-click any line item in the log to see additional detail about the event.

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Appendix A

Glossary

Anonymous access
Allows remote access to a computer by using the IUSR_computername or guest
account. Remote users can connect without a user name and password. The
account has security restrictions that limit the type of Web content users can
access.

Ascent Capture Internet Server (ACI Server) module


Module that adds remote scanning and processing capabilities to Ascent
Capture.

Ascent Capture remote station


Workstation on which Ascent Capture is installed at a remote site.

Ascent Capture station


Workstation on which Ascent Capture is installed at the central site. If Ascent
Capture is installed in a client/server configuration, this term refers to the client
station.

ASP pages
Active Server Pages. A server-side scripting environment that runs ActiveX
scripts and ActiveX components on a server.

Browser
See Web browser.

Central site
The site at which your central Ascent Capture installation is located.

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Client/Server configuration
An Ascent Capture installation whereby the Ascent Capture database and other
files are installed on a server station, and the Ascent Capture modules run on
client stations. The server station and the client stations are connected via a LAN.
The client stations share the database and files installed on the server. ACI Server
does not support this type of Ascent Capture configuration for remote stations.

Custom module
A user-created Ascent Capture module that is registered and added to batch
class workflows for specialized processing functions.

Dongle
See Hardware key.

Download
Process by which published batch classes and settings are transferred from the
central site to a remote station.

Hardware key
A device that plugs into a computer’s parallel port to prevent the unlicensed use
of software. Hardware keys are required for running some of the Ascent Capture
modules, and control the number of pages you can scan in a month. In addition,
ACI Server requires a hardware key to be attached to the IIS Web server station.
Hardware keys are sometimes called dongles.

HTML
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). A simple markup language used to create
hypertext documents for use on the World Wide Web.

IIS
See Microsoft Internet Information Server.

IIS Web server


This is the workstation on which the ACI Server software is installed. The station
must be configured as an IIS Web server. The IIS Web server must have a virtual
directory that points to the Ascent Capture installation on the same LAN.

LAN access
Local Area Network access. Access to a group of interconnected computers.

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Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)


A network file and application server for the Microsoft Windows NT Server or
Windows 2000 Server operating systems. It is the base component for building
an Internet or Intranet server solution. Refer to your Microsoft documentation for
details.

Polling interval
Polling refers to the ACI Server process of periodically checking for batches,
batch classes, and user information to process. Polling interval refers to the
amount of time between polling times.

Proxy server
A firewall component that manages Internet traffic to and from a local area
network (LAN).

Release
Process by which completed batches are transferred from Ascent Capture to
another application. Once released, the batches are not available to Ascent
Capture. Batches can be released only from the Ascent Capture Release module
installed at the central site.

Remote site
The site at which an Ascent Capture remote station is located.

Remote station
Workstation at a remote site on which Ascent Capture and the Remote
Synchronization Agent are installed.

Remote Synchronization Agent


Remote station software used to synchronize Ascent Capture batch processing
activity between the central site and the remote site. It includes software that
runs in the browser and also a Windows taskbar application.

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)


A secure communications channel to prevent interception of critical information
over the World Wide Web.

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Standalone
An Ascent Capture installation whereby the Ascent Capture database and all
Ascent Capture modules run on one PC. With ACI Server, remote stations must
be installed as Ascent Capture standalone stations. All Ascent Capture modules
set to run at the remote site run from the standalone station.

Synchronization
Process by which batch classes and other settings at the central site are
downloaded to remote stations. If completed batches exist at the remote station,
the batches are uploaded to the central site.

TCP/IP protocol
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A protocol for communications
between computers.

Upload
Process by which completed batches are transferred from the remote site to the
central site.

User profiles
The Ascent Capture user profiles defined for users. They specify Ascent Capture
user privileges, such as module access and batch class access. User profiles are
defined from the Ascent Capture Administration module, which for ACI Server,
must be run at the central site.

Virtual directory
A Web server uses virtual directories to map URLs to physical directories that
are accessible from the Web server.

Web browser
A software application used to find and display Web pages and applications.
Remote users access the ACI Server Web pages (such as the Installation page,
Manual Synchronization page, and others) through a Web browser.

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Custom Module Registration

Introduction
Ascent Capture allows you to create custom modules to perform unique functions
suited to your business needs. A custom module is often registered using the Ascent
Capture Administration module. With Ascent Capture Internet Server, the
Administration module is disabled at all remote sites. This appendix describes how
to register a custom module using the Custom Module Registration Utility. For
details about creating, registering, and using custom modules with Ascent Capture,
see the Ascent Capture 5 Advanced Features Guide.

Registering a Custom Module


If you plan on using a custom module at your remote stations, you must register the
custom module at your central site and at each remote station after you install ACI
Server. Then, you can add the custom module to the batch class workflow. To
register the custom module at remote stations, the custom module executable and
registration files must be provided for each remote station.

Note The custom module must be registered at a remote site after the ACI Server
Remote Synchronization Agent is installed, or the remote station will not be able to
download classes from the central site.

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! To register a custom module


1 Copy the custom module executable (.exe) and registration (.acm) files to
your Ascent Capture Bin directory.
2 Open an MS-DOS Prompt or Command Prompt window. To do so, follow
the applicable directions below:
• Windows 98: Select Start | Programs | MS-DOS Prompt.
• Windows NT 4.0: Select Start | Programs | Command Prompt.
• Windows 2000: Select Start | Programs | Accessories | Command
Prompt.
• Windows Me: Select Start | Programs | Accessories | MS-DOS Prompt.
3 Go to your Ascent Capture Bin directory. For example, if your Ascent
Capture software is located in your Program Files folder, enter the following:
cd C:\”Program Files”\Ascent\Bin
4 Register your custom module by executing the Custom Module Registration
Utility RegAscCM.exe. To do so, enter the following:
RegAscCM.exe /f acmfilename /m modulename
where:
acmfilename is the name of your registration (.acm) file
modulename is the name of your custom module

Note If successful, the following message will be returned:


Success (1002) : Module 'modulename' registered.

5 Type the following to close the MS-DOS Prompt or Command Prompt


window:
Exit

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IIS Settings

Introduction
ACI Server requires certain IIS Web server property settings for your ACIS, Ascent,
and Upload virtual directories. These settings are automatically set by the ACIS
Configuration Wizard during the installation. If desired, you can enable additional
settings. This appendix identifies the minimum IIS and NTFS security settings
required by ACI Server. Refer to your Microsoft documentation for details on
additional settings.

! To display the ACI Server Web site properties on Windows 2000 Server
1 Run the Internet Information Services application from your IIS Web server
station. To do so, select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Internet
Services Manager.
2 Expand the Internet Information Services tree to display your ACIS Web site.
The ACIS Web site is located in the Default Web Site folder.
3 Right-click the applicable directory (ACIS, Ascent, or Upload) and select
Properties.

! To display the ACI Server Web site properties on Windows NT Server


1 Run the Microsoft Management Console from your IIS Web server station.
To do so, select Start | Programs | Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack | Microsoft
Internet Information Server | Internet Service Manager.
2 Expand the Internet Information Server tree to display your ACIS Web site.
The ACIS Web site is located in the Default Web Site folder.
3 Right-click the applicable directory (ACIS, Ascent, or Upload) and select
Properties.

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ACIS Required Properties


The ACIS virtual directory stores the ACI Server Web pages and associated program
files. On the ACIS Properties page, make sure the following settings are selected:
• “Read” access
• “Ascent” for “Application name”
• Windows 2000 Server: “Scripts and Executables” for “Execute Permissions”
• Windows NT Server: “Execute (including script)” for “Permissions”

The ACIS Properties page will look similar to the following:

Figure C-1. ACIS Virtual Directory – Required Properties on Windows 2000 Server

Note For Windows NT Server, the ACIS Configuration Wizard does not set the
“Run in separate memory space (isolated process)” option. It is recommended that
you set it in order to run your ACI Server application independently from other IIS
Web server applications. For Windows 2000 Server, the “High (Isolated)” application
protection set by default is recommended but not required.

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Ascent Required Properties


The Ascent virtual directory points to your Ascent Capture root installation folder. It
is used when downloading batch classes and their associated files. On the Ascent
Properties page, make sure the following settings are selected:
• “Read” access
• Windows 2000 Server: “None” for “Execute Permissions”
• Windows NT Server: “None” for “Permissions”

The Ascent Properties page will look similar to the following:

Figure C-2. Ascent Virtual Directory – Required Properties on Windows 2000 Server

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Appendix C

Ascent Capture and IIS Web Server on Different Computers


If Ascent Capture is located on a different computer than the IIS Web server, the
Network Directory property is displayed instead of the Local Path property. See
Figure C-3. In this case, the user account assigned to connect to the Network
Directory must have full control permissions. Ensure the user account meets one of the
following criteria:
• If IIS is installed within a domain, ensure the user is a domain-wide account
that has permissions on both the IIS Web server and the Ascent Capture
server. Note that if IIS is installed within a domain, the domain name should
be specified with the “Username.”
• If IIS is not installed within a domain, ensure the user exists on both the IIS
Web server and the Ascent Capture server and has the same password.

! To display the network directory user


1 Run the Microsoft Management Console. To do so, do one of the following:
• Windows 2000 Server: Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools |
Internet Services Manager.
• Windows NT Server: Select Start | Programs | Windows NT 4.0 Option
Pack | Microsoft Internet Information Server | Internet Service Manager.
2 Expand the Internet Information Server tree to display your ACIS Web site.
The ACIS Web site is located in the Default Web Site folder.
3 Right-click the Ascent directory and select Properties.

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Figure C-3. Ascent Virtual Directory – Network Directory Option on Windows


2000 Server

4 Click Connect As to display the user account assigned to connect to the


Ascent Capture server. Note that if IIS is installed within a domain, the
domain name should be specified with the “Username.”

Figure C-4. Network Directory Security Credentials Dialog Box

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Upload Required Properties


The Upload directory temporarily stores batches as they are uploaded to the central
site. On the Upload Properties page, make sure the following settings are selected:
• “Write” access
• Windows 2000 Server: “None” for “Execute Permissions”
• Windows NT Server: “None” for “Permissions”

Note The ACIS Configuration Wizard enables anonymous access with write
permission for the Upload virtual directory. This allows completed batches to be
uploaded to the central site without remote users having to log in to an account on
the IIS Web server. Anonymous access is required to allow remote stations to
automatically poll the central site.

The Upload Properties page will look similar to the following:

Figure C-5. Upload Virtual Directory – Required Properties on Windows 2000 Server

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Anonymous User Account


The anonymous user account is used as the logon account for remote users. Typically
IUSR_computername (where computername is the name of your computer) is used as
the anonymous user account. You may use another user account if desired, but be
sure to consider the following when doing so:
• If IIS is installed on a domain controller, ensure the anonymous user account
has permissions on the Ascent Capture server. By default, the anonymous
user account will be a domain-wide account.
• If IIS is installed on a member server (rather than a domain controller), ensure the
anonymous user account is a domain-wide account that has permissions on
the IIS Web server and the Ascent Capture server.
• If IIS is not installed within a domain, ensure the anonymous user account
exists on both the IIS Web server and the Ascent Capture server and has the
same password.

Note The user name specified for the anonymous user account must have
“Log on locally” permission for the IIS Web server or be a member of a
group that has this permission. To identify if your anonymous user account
has “Log on locally” permission, refer to the applicable procedure below.

! To display users with “Log on locally” rights on a Windows 2000 IIS Web
Server
1 Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy.

Note If your computer is a domain controller, you need to select Domain


Controller Security Policy rather than the Local Security Policy.

2 Expand the tree to display Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights


Assignment.
3 Right-click the “Log on locally” right and select Security.
4 The users with Log on locally rights are specified in the “Assigned To” list.

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! To display users with “Log on locally” rights on a Windows NT IIS Web


Server
1 Select Start | Administrative Tools (Common) | User Manager for Domains.
2 Select Policies | User Rights.
3 Select “Log on locally” from the “Right:” drop-down list.
4 The users with Log on locally rights are specified in the “Grant To:” list.

Allow IIS to Control Password Settings


The ACIS Configuration Wizard enables or disables the “Allow IIS to control
password” setting for all three ACI Server virtual directories (ACIS, Ascent, and
Upload). Note that with Windows NT, this property is called “Enable Automatic
Password Synchronization.” This setting determines if the anonymous user has
network credentials to log in to another computer on the network. The “Allow IIS to
control password” (Windows 2000 Server) or “Enable Automatic Password
Synchronization” (Windows NT Server) setting should be enabled or disabled as
follows:
• If the anonymous user specified is a local user and Ascent Capture is installed
on the IIS Web server, the setting should be checked for all ACI Server virtual
directories (ACIS, Ascent, and Upload).
• If the anonymous user specified is a local user and Ascent Capture is not
installed on the IIS Web server, the setting should be cleared for all ACI Server
virtual directories.
• If the anonymous user specified is a domain user (regardless of where Ascent
Capture is installed), the setting should be cleared for all ACI Server virtual
directories.

! To display password settings


1 Run the Microsoft Management Console. To do so, do one of the following:
• Windows 2000 Server: Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools |
Internet Services Manager.
• Windows NT Server: Select Start | Programs | Windows NT 4.0 Option
Pack | Microsoft Internet Information Server | Internet Service Manager.
2 Expand the Internet Information Server tree to display your ACIS Web site.
The ACIS Web site is located in the Default Web Site folder.
3 Right-click the applicable directory (ACIS, Ascent, or Upload) and select
Properties.

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4 Select the Directory Security tab.


5 Select Anonymous Access and Authentication Control | Edit.
The Authentication Methods dialog box will appear.
6 Do one of the following:
• Windows 2000 Server: Select Anonymous access | Edit.
• Windows NT Server: Select Allow Anonymous Access | Edit.
The Anonymous User Account dialog box will appear. See Figure C-6 and
Figure C-7.

Figure C-6. Anonymous User Account Dialog Box on Windows 2000 Server

Figure C-7. Anonymous User Account Dialog Box on Windows NT Server

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Appendix C

NTFS Security Settings


If ACI Server and/or Ascent Capture are installed on NTFS partitions, ensure that
the ACIS, Ascent, Upload, and Scripts folders (not virtual directories) have the
minimum required permissions documented in this section. Note that these folders
may be located on separate computers.

This section also describes required permissions for the Common Files folder (located
under the Program Files folder) and the System Variables TEMP folder if they are
located on NTFS partitions. The Common Files folder and TEMP folder requirements
only apply to the computer where ACI Server is installed.

Note A reboot is required for NTFS security setting changes to take effect.

! To display folder permissions on Windows 2000 Server


1 Run Windows Explorer. To do so, select Start | Programs | Accessories |
Windows Explorer.
2 Right-click the applicable folder.
3 Select Properties | Security tab to display folder permissions.

! To display folder permissions on Windows NT Server


1 Run Windows NT Explorer. To do so, select Start | Programs | Windows
NT Explorer.
2 Right-click the applicable folder.
3 Select Properties | Security tab.
4 Click Permissions to display the Directory Permissions dialog box.

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ACIS Folder Permissions


Default location: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ACIS on the computer where ACI Server is installed

The ACIS folder, if located on an NTFS partition, must have full control permissions for
the following user:
• The anonymous user account used for the ACIS virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).

The ACIS folder must have read and execute permissions for the following user:
• Windows 2000 Server: The Component Services user for the ACI Server
application (typically IWAM_computername, where computername is the name
of your computer) if you are running ACI Server as a High (Isolated) or
Medium (Pooled) application process. To identify your Component Services
user, refer to the procedure To display the Component Services user on Windows
2000 Server on page 83.
• Windows NT Server: The Transaction Server user for the ACI Server
application (typically IWAM_computername, where computername is the name
of your computer) if you are running ACI Server in a separate memory space
(isolated process). To identify your Transaction Server user, refer to the
procedure To display the Transaction Server user on Windows NT Server on
page 84.

Ascent Folder Permissions


Default location: C:\Program Files\Ascent on the computer where Ascent Capture is installed

The Ascent folder, if located on an NTFS partition, must have full control permissions
for the following users:
• The anonymous user account used for the ACIS virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).
• The anonymous user account used for the Ascent virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).
• The user account assigned to connect to the Network Directory if Ascent
Capture is located on a different computer than the IIS Web server. For more
information, see the section Ascent Capture and IIS Web Server on Different
Computers on page 71.

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Images Folder Permissions


Default location: C:\Program Files\Ascent\Images on the computer where Ascent Capture is installed

The Images folder provides a temporary storage location for Ascent Capture image
files from the time they are captured by the Scan module until they are released to
permanent storage by the Release module. You set this folder for each Ascent
Capture batch class using the General tab available on the Create Batch Class or
Batch Class Properties dialog box.

The required permissions for the Images folder are usually correct if you use the
default storage location. If you store your Ascent Capture images somewhere else,
you will need to verify that the folder, if located on an NTFS partition, has write
permissions for the following user:
• The anonymous user account used for the ACIS virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).

Note If you use different image folders for different batch classes, you will need to
set write permissions for each image folder that is located on an NTFS partition.

Upload Folder Permissions


Default location: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ACIS\Upload on the computer where ACI Server is installed

The Upload folder, if located on an NTFS partition, must have full control permissions
for the following users:
• The anonymous user account used for the ACIS virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).
• The anonymous user account used for the Upload virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).

Scripts Folder Permissions


Default location: C:\Inetpub\Scripts on the computer where ACI Server is installed

If using Windows NT Server, the Scripts folder, if located on an NTFS partition, must
have read and execute permissions for the following user:
• The anonymous user account used for the Scripts folder (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).

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Common Files Permissions


Default location: C:\Program Files\Common Files on the computer where ACI Server is installed

The required permissions for the Common Files folder are usually correct by default.
The Common Files folder, if located on an NTFS partition, must have full control
permissions for the following users:
• The anonymous user account used for the ACIS virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).
• Windows 2000 Server: The Component Services user for the ACI Server
application (typically IWAM_computername, where computername is the name
of your computer) if you are running ACI Server as a High (Isolated) or
Medium (Pooled) application process. To identify your Component Services
user, refer to the procedure To display the Component Services user on Windows
2000 Server on page 83.
• Windows NT Server: The Transaction Server user for the ACI Server
application (typically IWAM_computername, where computername is the name
of your computer) if you are running ACI Server in a separate memory space
(isolated process). To identify your Transaction Server user, refer to the
procedure To display the Transaction Server user on Windows NT Server on
page 84.

System Variables TEMP Folder Permissions


Default location: C:\Temp on the computer where ACI Server is installed

The required permissions for the TEMP folder are usually correct by default. The
TEMP folder location is specified using the Control Panel. The TEMP folder for your
system variables, if located on an NTFS partition, must have full control permissions
for the following users:
• The anonymous user account used for the ACIS virtual directory (typically
IUSR_computername, where computername is the name of your computer).
• Windows 2000 Server: The Component Services user for the ACI Server
application (typically IWAM_computername, where computername is the name
of your computer) if you are running ACI Server as a High (Isolated) or
Medium (Pooled) application process. To identify your Component Services
user, refer to the procedure To display the Component Services user on Windows
2000 Server on page 83.
• Windows NT Server: The Transaction Server user for the ACI Server
application (typically IWAM_computername, where computername is the name
of your computer) if you are running ACI Server in a separate memory space

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Appendix C

(isolated process). To identify your Transaction Server user, refer to the


procedure To display the Transaction Server user on Windows NT Server on
page 84.

Identifying Your Component Services or Transaction Server User


Follow the procedures below to identify your Component Services user on Windows
2000 Server or the Transaction Server user on Windows NT Server.

! To display the Component Services user on Windows 2000 Server


1 Select Start | Programs | Administrative Tools | Component Services.
2 Expand the Component Services tree to display Console ROOT\Component
Services\Computers\My Computer\COM+ Applications.
3 If using a High (Isolated) application process, right-click the IIS-{Default
Web Site//ROOT/ACIS} and select Properties.
If using a Medium (Pooled) application process, right-click IIS Out-Of-
Process Pooled Applications and select Properties.

Note If you are running ACI Server as a Medium (Pooled) or Low (IIS
Process) application process, the IIS-{Default Web Site//ROOT/ACIS} will
not exist.

4 The Component Services user is specified on the Identity tab. See Figure C-8.

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Figure C-8. IIS –{Default Web Site//ROOT/ACIS} Properties Dialog Box

! To display the Transaction Server user on Windows NT Server


1 Select Start | Programs | Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack | Microsoft
Transaction Server | Transaction Server Explorer.
2 Expand the Microsoft Management Console tree to display Console
Root\Microsoft Transaction Server\Computers\My Computer\Packages
Installed.
3 Right-click the IIS-{Default Web Site//ROOT/ACIS} and select Properties.

Note If ACI Server is not running in a separate memory space (isolated


process) , the IIS-{Default Web Site//ROOT/ACIS} will not exist.

4 The Transaction Server user is specified on the Identity tab. See Figure C-8.

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Appendix C

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Appendix D

Kofax Technical Support

Introduction
Kofax provides a variety of support options to help you get the most from your
Ascent products. This appendix describes these options.

First Line Support


If you need assistance, you should first contact your Ascent Certified Reseller. Your
reseller has been trained to install and support your Ascent products.

Internet Support
For up-to-date support information, visit the Kofax Web site at www.kofax.com and
go to the Support page. Select your product from the list to access technical
information specific to your product, such as current revision levels, the latest drivers
and software patches, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and technical tips.

E-Mail Support
You can send your support questions to the Kofax Ascent Support group via e-mail
and receive a response within one business day. The address is:
ascent@kofax.com

Pay-As-You-Go Support
Support credits allow you telephone access to the Kofax Ascent support group. To
find out more, contact your Ascent Certified Reseller or visit the following Web page:
http://www.kofax.com/support/ascent/capture/credits.asp

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Appendix D

Kofax Scanner Configurator


For a current list of scanners supported by Ascent Capture, visit the Kofax Web site
at www.kofax.com to use the Scanner Configurator. From the home page or the
Kofax Technical Support page, select Scanner Configurator. Then, select your
applicable Ascent Capture version.

Contact Numbers
Resellers and users who have purchased Ascent support credits can contact the
Ascent support group at the numbers below. Otherwise, contact your Ascent
Certified Reseller for support. Please have the following information available, as
necessary:
• Ascent Capture software version
• Ascent Capture Internet Server software version
• Scanner type and model
• Kofax hardware accelerator type (such as Adrenaline 1700)
• Operating system
• Network and client configuration
• Copies of your error log files
• Information about your release script
• Reproduction scenarios for problems or questions

Headquarters European Headquarters


Kofax Image Products Kofax Image Products
16245 Laguna Canyon Road Heide 17
Irvine, CA 92618-3603 B-1780 Wemmel, Brussels, Belgium
(949) 727-1733 (voice) +32-2-456-1720 (voice)
(949) 727-3923 (fax) +32-2-456-1721 (fax)
www.kofax.com (home page)
Internet
ascent@kofax.com (e-mail)

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Index

A network directory user, 70, 77


required properties, 69
ACI Server Automatic password synchronization, 14, 74
configuration, 39
Configuration Wizard, 13
license limit, 36 B
user interface, 32 Batch classes
ACI Server Web pages converting, 23
Central Administration page, 33, 42 downloading, 41, 50
Change Password page, 37 image folders, 56
Client Configuration page, 35, 45 issues, 56
diagram, 32 OCR dictionaries, 57
Installation page, 34 partial batch release, 58
Manual Synchronization page, 36, 51, 53, 54 processing, 52
overview, 32 statistics, 57
ACI Server Web site Batch processing sites, 39
installation, 13 Batch separator sheets, 41
NTFS security settings, 76 Batches
required properties, 67 uploading, 52
ACIS folder permissions, 77
ACIS Properties dialog box, 68
C
ActiveX controls, 19
ACWVS Configuration Wizard Cab files, 20
minimum IIS settings, 67 Central Administration page, 33, 42
Administrator privileges, 8 Centralized settings, 42
Allow IIS to control password, 14, 74 Change Password page, 37
Anonymous access, 13, 72, 73 Client Configuration page, 35, 45
Anonymous user account, 13, 73 Close option, 38
Application log, 60 Common Files folder permissions, 79
Ascent Capture processing sites, 39 Component Services user, 80
Ascent folder permissions, 77 Components
Ascent Properties dialog box, 69 ACI Server software, 2
Ascent virtual directory Remote Synchronization Agent, 2
allow IIS to control password, 74 Configuring
automatic password synchronization, 74 Ascent Capture modules, 39
installation, 13 central settings, 42
IIS, 67

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Index

NTFS security settings, 76 H


overview, 39
polling times, 41 Hardware keys
remote settings, 45 ACI Server, 14, 25
Connection failure options, 45, 47 Ascent Capture, 12, 24, 27
Converting batches, 23 Help pages, viii, 43, 46
Custom modules, 9, 40 High (Isolated) application protection, 68

D I
Domain controller, 73 IIS. See Internet Information Server (IIS)
Dongles. See Hardware keys IIS settings
Download classes button, 51 anonymous user account, 73
Downloading for NTFS, 15, 76
batch classes, 41, 50 network directory user, 70, 77
configuration settings, 41 overview, 67
patch code settings, 41 Image folders, 56
user profile settings, 41 Importing batch classes, 20
Windows taskbar icon, 51 Installation (central site)
ACI Server, 13
ACI Server Configuration Wizard, 13
E Ascent Capture, 12
Event log, 60 operating requirements, 6
Exclusive access error, 50 overview, 11
Exporting batch classes, 20 Windows 2000 Server, 11
Windows NT option pack, 12
Windows NT Server, 12
F
Installation (remote station)
Features Ascent Capture, 17
centralized administration, 3 browser settings, 18
customizable Web pages, 3 operating requirements, 7
data security, 3 overview, 17
easy deployment, 3 Remote Synchronization Agent, 20
Internet/Intranet support, 3 Installation notes, 8
offline capability, 3 Installation page, 34
scalability, 3 Internet Explorer security settings, 18
Folder permissions for NTFS Internet Information Server (IIS)
ACIS, 77 anonymous IIS account, 73
Ascent, 77 Ascent virtual directory, 69
Common Files, 79 ASP pages, 68
Scripts, 78 installation, 13
table of required settings, 15 requirements, 6
TEMP, 79 settings, 67
Upload, 78 Upload virtual directory, 72
Windows 2000 Server installation, 11
Windows NT Server installation, 12

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K Preface, vii
Proxy servers, 9
Kofax technical support, 83
Q
L
Quality Control module, 40
License limit, 36
Log on locally permission, 73
Logs R
events, 60 Read-only files, 9
status, 54 Related documentation, viii
Remote station settings, 42, 45
M Remote Synchronization Agent
closing, 38
Manual Synchronization page, 36, 51, 53, 54 dialog box, 51
Member server, 73 event log, 60
Merge utility, 58 installation, 20
Microsoft Data Access Components, 12, 13 menu options, 38
Microsoft Internet Information Server. See overview, 38
Internet Information Server (IIS) status log, 38
Microsoft Management Console, 12 Synchronize Now button, 38
Microsoft Posting Acceptor, 13 upgrading, 27
Module processing sites, 39 Windows taskbar icon, 20, 38
Requirements
N IIS property settings, 67
NTFS security settings, 15, 76
Network directory user, 70, 77
Reserved patch code, 41
NTFS security settings, 76
Retry when connection fails, 45, 47
Run in separate memory space option, 68
O
OCR dictionaries, 57 S
Operating requirements, 6
Saving batch classes, 20
Overview, 1
Scripts folder permissions, 78
Security settings
P anonymous access, 13
Partial batch release, 58 central site, 73
Passwords, 37 remote station, 18
Patch code settings, 41 write permission, 72
Permissions, 13, 67 Separator sheets, 41
Polling Set up configuration, 39
configuring central settings, 42 Sites for batch processing, 39
configuring remote settings, 45 Statistics, 57
frequency, 44, 47 Status log, 54, 55
occurrence, 41 Status option, 38, 51, 53, 54
overview, 41 Synchronize Now button, 38, 41, 52, 53
view next scheduled, 38

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Index

T W
Taskbar icon, 38, 54 Windows 2000 Server installation, 11
Technical support Windows NT option pack installation, 12
contact numbers, 84 Windows NT Server installation, 12
credits, 83 Windows taskbar icon, 38, 54
options, 83 Wizard, 13, 67
TEMP folder permissions, 79
Transaction Server user, 81

U
UNC format, 8, 56
Uninstalling, 30
Upgrade (central site)
ACI Server, 25
overview, 23
Upgrade (remote site)
Ascent Capture, 27
overview, 26
Remote Synchronization Agent, 27
via CD, 22, 28
via Web, 21, 27
Upload batches button, 53
Upload folder permissions, 78
Upload Properties dialog box, 72
Upload virtual directory
allow IIS to control password, 74
automatic password synchronization, 74
installation, 13
required properties, 72
Uploading
batches, 41, 52
statistics, 41
Windows taskbar icon, 53
User interface, 32
User profile settings, 41
User Tracking, 57

V
Virtual directories
Ascent, 13, 69, 74
table of required settings, 15
Upload, 13, 72, 74

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