Scan2x Server for browsers, Canon ScanFront 400 and Canon imageRUNNER Adv (Gen3, DX) multifunctional devices
For Scan2x to run on any of the above devices, the solution must be installed on one or more servers accessible by the device over a network. The server will host the Scan2x software as a website.
Scan2x has an automated installation wizard that handles a default installation of all the required components and can also handle a limited amount of customization of the installation process to be able to cater for the specific infrastructural requirements of organizations. We also have included a description of the manual installation process for those who require granular control of the server installation process.
Server component prerequisites
Before initiating the Scan2xonline installation, ensure that the following software is installed on your machine:
• Scan2x Windows Edition
• A Web licence
•4-core Intel processor or better
•500GB SSD hard disk
•1GBit network card
On Windows IIS Server
o.Net Framework 4.8+ Advanced Services
oInternet Information Services
Web Management Tools
IIS 6 Management Compatibility
oIIS 6 Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility
oIIS 6 WMI Compatibility
IIS Management Console
IIS Management Scripts and Tools
IIS Management Service
World Wide Web Services
Application Development Features
o.Net Extensibility 3.5
o.Net Extensibility 4.5+
Common HTTP Features
Please note that if the OS is a Server version, there may be some of the features which may be named differently. Web Server would be one of the features that need to be enabled.
On Windows client browser PC
It is necessary to install a component on each PC that needs to scan via a browser using Scan2x. This component is what allows Scan2x to access TWAIN-compliant USB scanners and only needs to be installed once. This component can be downloaded from the Scan2x webpage at bottom left.
This can be installed manually on every PC or can be pushed from a central admin location via Active Directory Group Policy.
Kindly refer to your Active Directory documentation for details on how to push software installations via Group Policy.
Note: SQL Express and SSMS are both needed before downloading Scan2x. Please see the SQL & SSMS Installation tab.
The server installation commences with the installation of Scan2x on the server PC. The initial installation will install the PC version of the software, and this is necessary for both the installation of the web components and the administration of the Scan2x configuration going forward.
ØStart the process of applying the Web licence by clicking on the “Admin Panel” on the left-hand side menu:
ØClick the Licences tab and insert the web licence key.
ØClick on “Activate” to apply the new / existing web licence.
ØClick On “Apply Changes” At the top Left of the Window.
ØOnce the key is activated close the Admin Panel and the Application will return to the Main Window.
ØClick on “Check For updates” for the web environment to download. This is located at the bottom left of the Main Window.
ØOnce the updates have been downloaded – Click on Admin Panel and click on the Web Installer Setup tab at bottom left.
ØFor a new installation click on “Launch new installation Wizard”.
ØIf you are updating to a new version, click on “Update to latest version”. Before clicking for a new update make sure that the tabs above the button have the required information as the update will not be started.
The Application must be running on Scan2x – 64-bit Administration Mode. If your Scan2x Application is not running as recommended, you will be prompted to restart. The below message is displayed.
The Application will restart, and the user will have to navigate back to the Admin Panel and click on “Web Installer Setup” to continue with the Web Installation.
Once the Launch Wizard button is clicked, the system will prompt to select either “Standard Installation”, “Custom Installation” or "Remove Installation". The “Standard Installation” option will install the default settings whilst the “Custom Installation” option will provide a step-by-step guide for a custom installation.
These two options are further explained in the following tabs: Standard Installation & Custom Installation.
The "Remove Installation" button is an option in the case that:
•Something goes wrong with the installation
•The administrator wishes to remove the server from one environment and move it another one.