Installing TotalFlow BatchBuilder

To install TotalFlow BatchBuilder, you need the TotalFlow BatchBuilder installation media.
To install TotalFlow BatchBuilder:
  1. Log in to Windows as an Administrator.
  2. Insert the TotalFlow BatchBuilder installation media in the drive.
    The installation should start automatically.
    Note: If it is not automatically launched, go to the Setup folder on the installation disk and run setup_x64.exe .
  3. On Windows operating systems, the User Account Control dialog appears. Click OK.
    The TotalFlow BatchBuilder splash screen is displayed.
  4. Select a language for the installer and click OK.
    The Introduction dialog is displayed.
  5. Click Next.
    The Try or Register dialog is displayed.
  6. In the Try or Register dialog, select one of the two options:
    • I have bought this product and I want to register it.

      Select this option if you have purchased the TotalFlow BatchBuilder software and want to install the permanent license.

      Important: Make sure that you have the email with the Entitlement ID (EID) that you received from your service representative.

    • I want to try this product.

      Select this option if you want to use the TotalFlow BatchBuilder software in trial mode. You have 60 days to evaluate the product before it stops working. At any time during trial mode or after the trial mode ends, you can purchase and register the TotalFlow BatchBuilder software.

    The License Agreement dialog is displayed.
  7. In the License Agreement dialog:
    1. Read the license agreement.
    2. Click I accept the terms of the License Agreement.
    3. Click Next.
  8. If you choose to try the product, the Try dialog is displayed. Click Next.
    If you choose to register the product, the Register dialog is displayed.

    You can register the TotalFlow BatchBuilder software manually using the self-service website:

    1. Go to the EMS website at https://www.ricohsoftware-entitlements.com/ems/customerLogin.html.
    2. In the Login Using field select EID, if it is not already selected.
    3. In the EID field, enter the EID that you received from your service representative by email.
    4. Click Login.
      You see the license activation program under Associated Product and Features.
    5. Expand the Associated Product and Features section.
      To see all the extensions that you will activate, also expand the List of features associated section.
    6. Click Activate.
      You see the Activate Product(s) dialog box.
    7. Enter or paste the system fingerprint for the computer where TotalFlow BatchBuilder is installed into the Client 1 info field and click Generate.
      A license key is generated. It is displayed on the screen and sent to the email address in the Contact field.
    8. Click Save to file to save the license key on your computer.
      The license key is called lservc. The save procedure and the file type are different depending on the browser.

      Make sure that you remember the folder where you saved the license key file.

    9. To send the license key to someone else by email, click E-mail, enter the email address of the recipient and click Send.
    10. Click Close.
    11. Log out of the license activation website.
    12. In the Register dialog, click Browse, navigate to the license key file, and click Open.
    13. Click Next.
    The Choose install folder dialog is displayed.
  9. In the Choose install folder dialog:
    1. To change the default installation folder, click Choose. Navigate to the folder where you want to install TotalFlow BatchBuilder and click OK.
        Note:
      • If you accept the default installation folder and C:\Program Files\RICOH\TotalFlow BatchBuilder does not exist, the installer creates it.
      • If you want to restore the default installation folder, click Restore Default Folder.
      • Make sure that the install path for TotalFlow BatchBuilder contains only characters from the same code page as the operating system.
      • Make sure the specified install location contains the recommended disk space for installing and running TotalFlow BatchBuilder. For more information, see "Computer Requirements"
    2. Click Next.
    The Choose shortcut folder dialog is displayed.
  10. In the Choose shortcut folder dialog:
    1. Select where you want to create the product icons:
      In a new Program Group
      You can edit the name of the new program group.
      In an existing Program Group
      Select the program group from the list.
      In the Start Menu
      Select this option if you want to place a shortcut icon in the Start Menu.
      On the Desktop
      Select this option if you want to place a shortcut icon on the Desktop.
      In the Quick Launch Bar
      Select this option if you want to place a shortcut icon in the Quick Launch Bar.
      Other
      Type in the folder path where you want to place the shortcut icon or click Choose and manually select a folder.
      Do not create icons
      Select this option if you do not want to create any shortcut icons.
      Note: If you want to create icons for all the users, select the Create Icons for All Users checkbox.
    2. Click Next.
    The Configure ports dialog is displayed.
  11. In the Configure ports dialog, you can change the default port numbers for the TotalFlow BatchBuilder web server and the database server. Click Next.
    The Choose Units of Measure dialog is displayed.
  12. In the Choose Units of Measure dialog, you can set the Measurement System you want TotalFlow BatchBuilder to use. Select the Imperial Measurement System or the Metric Measurement System from the list. Click Next.
    The Preflight setup dialog is displayed.
  13. In the Preflight setup dialog, you can select between the preflight internal to TotalFlow BatchBuilder and an external preflight software.
    1. The Preflight setup dialog is displayed.
    2. Select one of the following configurations: Preflight files using Batch Builder’s internal Preflight Software or Preflight files using external preflight software.
      Note: The preflight feature is available for purchase or by using a trial version.
    3. Click Next. The Input default user information dialog is displayed.
  14. In the Input default user information dialog:
    1. Enter a user name, a password, and the password confirmation for the default user.
    2. Click Next.
    The Pre-installation summary dialog is displayed.
  15. Review the information in the Pre-installation summary dialog and click Install.
    The TotalFlow BatchBuilder software is installed and activated.
  16. The Install complete dialog displays the installation report. Click Done to finish the installation procedure of TotalFlow BatchBuilder.
The default web browser opens and you can see the TotalFlow BatchBuilder user interface.

    Important:
  • If you install multiple software on the same server where TotalFlow BatchBuilder is installed, make sure you increase the system hardware so that the system satisfies the sum of all individual hardware requirements. To view the system requirements, go to Computer Requirements.
  • The maximum amount of jobs retained within the system is currently approximately 30000. If you exceed this value, the system might experience delays in displaying information. Adjust the retention time properly for batches and orders.
  • Due to file system security constraints, if you intend to use TotalFlow BatchBuilder with Ultimate Impostrip® on the same server, it is recommended to install these two applications on a different location than the one where Program Files and Windows folders are located. For example, use a D: drive for these two programs if you have Windows operating system installed on C: drive. To complete the configuration process, after installing TotalFlow BatchBuilder, go to AdminFeaturesImposition, insert or browse the directory path where Ultimate Impostrip® Root Folder (Directory Path) is installed, enable the Ultimate Impostrip® toggle and, in the Mapping tab, select the Co-location checkbox.
  • If you installed TotalFlow BatchBuilder and Ultimate Impostrip® on the same drive where the Program Files and Windows folders are located, do not select the Co-location checkbox. First, configure Ultimate Impostrip® to have the input hot folders and Impostrip\XmlInput, Impostrip\AuditFiles saved on a separate drive from the one containing the Program Files and Windows folders. Secondly, in TotalFlow BatchBuilder, go to AdminFeaturesImpositionMapping and make sure that PDF to be Imposed and Imposed PDF are saved on a separate drive from the one containing Program Files and Windows folders.
  • The interaction implemented between TotalFlow BatchBuilder and Ultimate Impostrip® relies completely on file exchange, without API, as follows:
  1. TotalFlow BatchBuilder prepares the PDF file into the PDF input folder of Ultimate Impostrip®, using the service user account.
  2. TotalFlow BatchBuilder writes an XML ticket file into the XML hot folder of Ultimate Impostrip®, using the service user account.
  3. Ultimate Impostrip® reads the XML ticket, reads the PDF and starts processing, placing the output into the PDF output location. All these actions are performed under the user that created the Ultimate Impostrip® account.
  4. When the process is complete, Ultimate Impostrip® writes an Audit file that provides an evaluation of the process.
  5. Ultimate Impostrip® monitors the Audit folder and whenever the expected Audit file is ready, TotalFlow BatchBuilder reads the file and takes the imposed PDF from the PDF output location.
  • To view more information on Ultimate Impostrip® go to https://imposition.com/support/.
  • To view information on the Enfocus PitStop Server version number:
    1. Go to the Admin section, Preflight tab, enable and properly configure the Preflight feature.
    2. In the Jobs tab, double-click a job to open job properties. In the Preflight tab, open the document under the Preflight Report field. If there is no report available, click the Run manual preflight button.
    3. In the generated preflight report, see the Enfocus PitStop Server version in the footer of every page and under the General File Information section.

    For more information on how to configure Enfocus PitStop Server, see: https://www.enfocus.com/en/support/manuals/pitstop-pro-manuals.