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System Requirements: Hardware and Software Requirements for IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture Version 8.0

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This page describes the minimum system requirements to operate IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture Version 8.0. Any configuration that exceeds these minimum requirements will result in better performance.

Because other products frequently ship fixes, updates, and new releases, testing every configuration is not possible. In general, you can install and run with updates to supported products if those updates are forward compatible.


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Minimum system requirements

The following table specifies the minimum system requirements for an installation of each type of station:

Station Type
Available Disk (GB)
Network (MBS)
Taskmaster Server/File Server
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.20GHz)
AMD Opteron™, Athlon™ or Sempron™
100 (Fast)
Taskmaster Web Server
Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850
AMD Athlon™ or Sempron™
Rulerunner Service
Intel® Core™2 Duo E6850
AMD Athlon™ or Sempron™
Rulerunner Enterprise Service
Intel® Core i7 879 2.93GHz
4-core, 8-thread or better
AMD Phenom™ or Opteron™
Scan Station
Pentium Dual Core E2160
AMD Athlon™ or Sempron™
Verification Station
Pentium Dual Core E2160
AMD Opteron™, Athlon™ or Sempron™

* 4 GBytes maximum for 32-bit O/S, 6 GBytes for 64-bit O/S.

Additional comments

  • The Rulerunner station provides all unattended processing, including document identification, recognition, image processing, and export of data.
  • Taskmaster Web Verification stations require Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.
  • Network is assumed to be Ethernet with TCP/IP running Microsoft file servers.


Hardware considerations

  • A file server is required to store the images and intermediate processing files.
  • The Taskmaster Server can be the same computer as the file server.
  • Additional hard disk storage is required for images.
  • Storage space needed depends on the image size and volume.
  • The Taskmaster Web Server can run on the same computer as Taskmaster Server in a secure configuration (Intranet, VPN, and so on).

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Operating system support

Taskmaster 8.0 works with these Microsoft Windows systems:

  • 32-bit: Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, and Windows 2003 SP1 Server
  • 64-bit: Windows 7


Databases (Taskmaster Admin and Engine Database support)

  • In a production environment, the two primary Taskmaster databases (Admin and Engine) can reside in either Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008, and Oracle 11g, are fully supported.
  • SQL Server Express and other versions of SQL Server and Oracle are generally compatible with Taskmaster 8.0.
  • Taskmaster does not require a dedicated database server or instance; a departmental or enterprise database server can be used.
  • IBM Datacap Taskmaster Capture ships with Microsoft Jet databases for the sample application and the Datacap Studio Application Wizard in "Create new application" mode. You can view and these database by using Microsoft Access.


Scanner Support

  • ISIS drivers are supported with IBM Taskmaster Capture clients (so-called "thick" clients).
  • TWAIN drivers are used for Taskmaster Web Capture remote scan clients (so-called "thin" clients).
  • Kofax VRS v. 4.50.032 is supported with some scanners. The Kofax VRS Scanner Configuration Utility displays the supported scanners in the "Available image devices" list. To enable support, you must select "Kofax VRS Scanner" in the iScan task setup window in the Taskmaster thick client Workflow tab.


Server virtualization technologies

For details about support for server virtualization technologies, such as VMware, please refer to the following tech note:

Software support for IBM products in a virtual environment

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Application Servers

Application Server Version
Microsoft Internet Information Services Supported Supported Supported Supported

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Change history

History Date Change
Release 10 Dec 2010 New
3 Mar 2011 Revised - Added Oracle Exadata platform disclaimer and Supported Scanners
12 May 2011 Revised - Added hardware requirements for Rulerunner Enterprise Service
22 July 2011 Revised - Reformatted with IBM style. Added VRS support statement
23 September 2011 Revised - Reorganized to include only Version 8.0.0 information on this tab.
4 October 2011 Added statement of support for Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server.
09 December 2011 Added link to server virtualization technologies tech note.
02 February 2012 Added Application Server support information.
29 Aug 2012 Inserted tab link to V8.1.0 Hardware/Software Requirements.
27 September 2012 Fixed headings, removed Oracle Exadata statement, removed Windows 2008 Server, updated RAM requirements.

Document information

More support for: Datacap

Software version: 8.0.0, 8.0.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 7020397

Modified date: 01 February 2011

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