Verify prerequisites

Before you begin your ControlSuite deployment, ensure that the following requirements are met.

If deploying on separate servers, refer to the individual AutoStore and Equitrac server requirements.

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Verify that the server machine is a member of a domain.
Ensure that the following hardware requirements are met:
  • 8 GB of physical memory available
  • 5 GB of hard disk space available (including SQL server and prerequisites)
  • The CPU is 4 x 2 GHz or greater

32-bit operating systems are not supported.

Ensure that you have Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 Express SP3 or later installed.

One of the following 64-bit operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019 (x64 with IIS 10.0 and .NET 4.6)
  • Windows Server 2016 (x64 with IIS 10.0 and .NET 4.6)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64 with IIS 8.0 and .NET 4.5)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64 with IIS 8.0 and .NET 4.5)
Note: Ensure that the server is up to date with the latest service packs.
Verify that you have Administrative access rights to Windows on the server.
Check that all important Windows updates are installed.
Verify that Microsoft Windows Updates is turned ON while you are deploying AutoStore. This is necessary for the successful installation of Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation (TFS).
Ensure that .NET Framework 3.5 is installed on the server (to verify it, launch Server Manager > select Local Server > verify that .NET Framework 3.5 is listed under Roles and Features). If it is missing, it will be installed as part of the AutoStore installation process.
Note: .NET Framework 4.8 is required for ControlSuite 1.1.0.2 installation.
Ensure that Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 is installed on the server (to verify it, launch Server Manager > select Local Server > verify that Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 is listed under Roles and Features).
Allow incoming firewall exceptions for the following ports:
  • 8444: DWS port used for HTTPS connections
  • 161, 162: SNMP ports that Brother Mass Deployment Tool uses to configure the device
  • 3310: Capture server port
  • 2939: Equitrac server port
  • 8753: The default port for the Device Registration Service Web Service
  • 8755: The default port for the Device Registration Service REST-based Web Service
  • 9000: The port used by the server to communicate with the web client. This port is specified in the Service settings in the DRS Device Configuration Manager
  • 161, 9100: The printing ports used for Equitrac print command to the device
Note: Port 3310, 8753, 8755, 9100 are configurable and you should update your firewall accordingly.
Verify that IE Enhanced Security Configuration is turned OFF for Administrators in IE Enhanced Security Configuration (to access this, go to Server Manager > Local Server).
Check that you have all required components downloaded and within easy reach (components and download locations are listed in the section below).
If you are planning to use any AutoStore Route component that requires client software, ensure that this software is installed on your server machine before starting deployment.
Verify that you have Administrative access to the device.
Verify that you have supported card readers. The Brother device supports Kofax Mircro USB Card Readers and Brother-supported third-party card readers including the following tested ones:
  • Elatec TWN3
  • Elatec TWN4
  • RFIDeas pcProx RDR-7L81AKU
  • RFIDeas pcProx RDR-80581AKU