Upgrading from Previous Versions

ABBYY Recognition Server 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 are the earlier versions of ABBYY FineReader Server 14.

ABBYY FineReader Server 14 can be installed on a computer where ABBYY Recognition Server is installed. The configuration of an earlier version of ABBYY Recognition Server can be imported into ABBYY FineReader Server 14.

To import the configuration of an earlier version:

  1. While in the Remote Administration Console of an earlier version of ABBYY Recognition Server 14, select the Recognition Server node and click the Properties button on the toolbar. Alternatively, select the corresponding item on the shortcut menu.
  2. In the Recognition Server Properties dialog box, click the Export… button.
  3. Save the Configuration.xml file to a folder of your choice.
  4. In the ABBYY FineReader Server Remote Administration Console, select the FineReader Server node and click the Properties button on the toolbar. Alternatively, select the corresponding item on the shortcut menu.
  5. In the FineReader Server Properties dialog box, click the Import... button in the Export/Import Settings group and specify the path to the Configuration.xml file you saved in step 3.

Or:

  1. In the ABBYY FineReader Server Remote Administration Console, select the FineReader Server node and click the Properties button on the toolbar. Alternatively, select the corresponding item on the shortcut menu.
  2. In the FineReader Server Properties dialog box, click the Import... button in the Export/Import Settings group.
  3. In the Open dialog box, specify the path to the Configuration.xml file:
    • < ABBYY Recognition Server installation folder >\Bin\Configuration3.xml – for ABBYY Recognition Server 3.5 or earlier
    • %PROGRAMDATA%\ABBYY Recognition Server 4.0\Configuration.xml – for ABBYY Recognition Server 4.0
  1. As the Configuration.xml file is not removed when you uninstall ABBYY Recognition Server, you can import your ABBYY Recognition Server configuration into ABBYY FineReader Server 14 even after you uninstall the earlier version.

Note. User dictionaries, samples, and templates are saved to separate files and are not transferred when importing configurations. They must be connected separately in the workflow settings (for more information, see ABBYY FineReader Server 14 Remote Administration Console Help).

Note. If both versions are installed on the same computer, you must reconfigure the input settings after importing the configuration of an earlier version so as to avoid conflicts.

Note. In ABBYY FineReader Server 14, a number of changes have been made to the XML result file. As a consequence, you may need to modify the software that integrates ABBYY FineReader Server 14 with your data storage system. For detailed information, please refer to the section of ABBYY FineReader Server Help which describes the XML result file.

Compatibility of protection keys

Serial numbers for earlier versions of ABBYY Recognition Server cannot be used for ABBYY FineReader Server 14.

20.09.2022 9:27:51

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