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Spire CXP8000 Color Server
for Xerox DocuColor 8000
Digital Press
version 1.0
731-00293A-EN
Software
Installation Guide
English
www.creo.com

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  • Page 1 Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Press version 1.0 731-00293A-EN Software Installation Guide English www.creo.com...
  • Page 2 PEARLdry, and PEARLgold are registered trademarks of Presstek, Inc. Xerox, DocuColor, and MajestiK Color Series are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other brand or product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Overview ... 1 Backing Up and Restoring the Software ... 4 Backing Up the Creo System Partition ... 4 Backing Up the Job List Database... 5 Restoring the Creo System Partition ... 7 Restoring the Job List Database...
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  • Page 5: Reinstalling The Spire Cxp8000 Color Server Software

    Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Overview This chapter describes when and how to back up and restore the entire operating system and application software (including the current job list database) on your computer, as well as when and how to reinstall the software configuration on your Spire CXP8000 color server.
  • Page 6 Windows XP Professional • MS Service Pack 1a • Internet Explorer 6.0 • Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press • Adobe Acrobat 6.0 • Network Parameters (hostname, IP address, network services and protocols) • System backup Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide...
  • Page 7 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Disk Configuration The following table outlines the Spire CXP8000 color server disk configuration: Disk 0 Disk 1 Disk 2 Disk 3 Windows XP Professional software Creo application Image storage Image storage Image storage Spool files Shared files Output directory files...
  • Page 8: Backing Up And Restoring The Software

    Backing Up and Restoring the Software We recommend that you restore the software on your Spire color server after an unrecoverable system crash or when you want to replace the system hard disk. When you back up the Creo system partition (partition C), all the operating system files are copied to partition D (see Backing Up the Creo System Partition).
  • Page 9: Backing Up The Job List Database

    Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software If you are already logged on to your system, on the Windows desktop, follow the path: Wait until the The following choices are available: • • • • • Use the keyboard arrows to select ENTER The Norton Ghost window appears.
  • Page 10 In the Scripts window, double-click When the backup is complete, the following message appears. Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide Backup_Joblist.bat...
  • Page 11: Restoring The Creo System Partition

    Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Make sure that the folders created in D:\Backup have the latest modification date. Note: The actual backup is a group of folders that are created the first time you back up the job list database. Press any key to continue.
  • Page 12 When the • • • • • Use the keyboard arrows to select Press The system takes about one minute to respond, and then the following message appears. The restore process is irreversible and overwrites all information on the system partition. To save job and other resource information use the Backup_Joblist.bat script.
  • Page 13: Restoring The Job List Database

    Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Restoring the Job List Database When you restore the Creo software and configuration that you previously backed up, you are replacing the current job list database with your original job list database. Note: If you are already logged on your system and the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace is open, exit the workspace and proceed to step 3.
  • Page 14 The following message appears. Press The following window appears. Press any key to continue. You have completed Restoring the Job List Database. Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide to continue.
  • Page 15: Reinstalling The System

    CD #1A and #1B (Windows XP Professional Fast Install) One CD #2: • CD #2 (Spire CXP8000 color server version 1.0 for the DocuColor 8000 Application Software) when physically replacing the system hard disk when the Windows XP Professional operating system is corrupt and needs...
  • Page 16: Reinstalling The Software Complete Overwrite

    Reinstalling the Software Complete Overwrite When possible, we recommend that you back up and restore the software. That is, in cases other than system crash or system disk replacement. For more information, see Backing Up and Restoring the Software on page 4. We suggest that you study the following flowchart, which will assist you to establish which procedure to perform and in what sequence.
  • Page 17: Reinstalling The Operating System (windows Xp)

    Gateway, WINS address, and DNS information Required AppleTalk zone IPX information For more details, refer to the Xerox Installation and Planning Guide. Exit the workspace. Place CD #1A (Windows XP Fast Install) into the DVD-ROM drive. On the Windows desktop, follow the path, Start >...
  • Page 18 Use the keyboard arrows to select Installation Note: If the Norton Ghost® License Agreement Warning appears, click OK. The system starts copying the files. After about five minutes, the following message appears. SPAN Volume [1] Done Norton Ghost needs to open the next part of the image. Please either insert the next disk and choose OK.
  • Page 19: Reinstalling The Creo Application Software

    Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Reinstalling the Creo Application Software Insert CD #2 into the DVD-ROM drive. In the SPIRE application splash screen that appears, click The Adobe Acrobat setup begins. After the Adobe Acrobat setup is complete, the Spire CXP8000 color server installation starts.
  • Page 20: Establishing The Correct Disk Striping Procedure

    The Computer Management window appears. Maximize the window. Establishing the Correct Disk Striping Procedure In the Computer Management window, verify that Disks 1, 2 and 3 are labelled Dynamic If you have replaced a disk or low-level formatted any disk, low-level format all the image disks (a required procedure, see Appendix B, Formatting the External Device on page 45);...
  • Page 21 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Right-click and select Foreign disks are any hard disks that were recognized as dynamic disks from a previous installation. Verify that the The following window appears. Click The dynamic disks are striped as shown in the following window. Import Foreign Disks Foreign disk group (3 of 3 disks) check box is selected, and click...
  • Page 22: Striping Unknown Disks

    Close the Computer Management window. The Image Disks File System is not Formatted message appears. Click You have completed Disk Striping. • • Striping Unknown Disks Perform the following procedures if you: • Have replaced an image disk (low-level format all disks) •...
  • Page 23 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Verify that the Computer Management window appears similar to the following illustration. Proceed to Converting the Disks to Dynamic Disks. Converting the Disks to Dynamic Disks Position the mouse pointer in the Disk 1 area, right-click, and select Dynamic Disk Check the Disk 1, 2 and 3 check boxes.
  • Page 24 Verify that the Computer Management window appears similar to the following illustration. Creating a Striped Volume Position the mouse pointer in the white area to the right of the first disk, right-click, and select The Create New Volume Wizard appears. Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide New Volume...
  • Page 25 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Click Select The following window appears. Select Disk 2 and click Next , and click Striped Volume Next , then select Disk 3 and click...
  • Page 26 Disks 1, 2, and 3 are listed under Selected. Click The following window appears. Select the Select the Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide Do not assign a drive letter or drive path option, and click Do not format this volume Next option, and click Next.
  • Page 27 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software The following window appears. To complete the Create New Volume wizard, click Confirming the Disk Striping After you click Finish, the following window appears. Confirm that the Computer Management window appears as illustrated in the previous window, and verify that the drive letters have been removed.
  • Page 28: Using The Configuration Wizard

    To make sure that the changes take effect, restart the Spire CXP8000 color server. On the Windows desktop, follow the path: Start > Shut Down > Restart > OK You have completed Disk Striping. After the computer restarts, the Configuration Wizard appears. Note: If a message appears requesting you to activate Windows XP, ignore it until you have completed configuring the system.
  • Page 29 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Configuring the Spire CXP8000 Color Server for the First Time The Spire CXP8000 color server Configuration Wizard automatically appears the first time you turn on the Spire CXP8000 color server. Verify that the Setting the Language Select the required interface language, and click option is selected and click...
  • Page 30 Configuring the Host Name The Spire CXP8000 color server contains a default Computer Name (Hostname) set from the factory. Check with your System Administrator if the computer’s name needs to be changed. Note: The Hostname is taken from the computer name you typed during the Windows XP Professional Fast Installation, see Reinstalling the Operating System (Windows XP) on page 13.
  • Page 31 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software The Computer Name Changes dialog box appears. Attention: Do not change the Workgroup or Domain in the following step 3 unless instructed. If you are changing the Domain/Workgroup, verify that you have the user name and password for the Domain/ Workgroup. In the would like to change the appears, type the new name in the corresponding area and click...
  • Page 32 Check that the Date and Time are set correctly, and click Change Set the Date and Time correctly. Select the Set the time zone and click Click Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide tab. Time Zone Next . Otherwise, click Next...
  • Page 33 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Setting the Default Measurement Units Select the default measurement unit you require, and click Configuring the IP Address The Spire CXP8000 color server is set to DHCP server configuration. Click If you would like to specify a specific IP address, click the to continue.
  • Page 34 Select the Subnet mask For more details on how to get the IP or DHCP (also subnet mask and default gateway) information, refer to the Xerox Installation and Planning Guide. Click In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Click Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide...
  • Page 35 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Configuring the AppleTalk Zone This option enables you to change the AppleTalk network zone that your Spire CXP8000 color server will appear in. Note: This option only applies to networks that contain Macintosh computers. Click the The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears, followed by the AppleTalk Protocol Properties dialog box.
  • Page 36 Open the Select the required zone from the list. Click In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click Click Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide This system will appear in zone Next list.
  • Page 37 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Completing the Configuration After the configuration is complete, the View Configuration window appears. Click The following window appears. Click When the backup is complete, the following message appears. Click After a few minutes, the Spire CXP8000 color server workspace appears on your screen.
  • Page 38: Restoring The Configuration

    Changing the Administrator Name and User Password (Optional) To change the administrator name and password: On the Windows desktop, right-click Expand the Local Users and Groups tree, and select Select Type the Full name, and click Select Click To change the user password: Press C In the Windows Security window, click Type the old and new password, confirm the new password, and click...
  • Page 39 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Select the The following dialog box appears. If you would like to restore the default configuration, select the Configuration If you received the message want to use a different configuration file than the default, choose Configuration Locate the required configuration file, and then click Click the...
  • Page 40 Click The following message appears. Click After the recovery is complete, the following confirmation message appears. Click Click The View Configuration window appears. Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide in Step 2 Recovery window. Next...
  • Page 41: Installing And Configuring Novell Client For Spire

    If you want to configure the McAfee VirusScan, see Appendix D, Configuring the McAfee VirusScan on page 51. Enabling Unix Connectivity If you want to enable Unix connectivity, see the Spire™ CXP8000 color server for Xerox® DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press User Guide, Chapter 3-Unix Connectivity. Close. Finish...
  • Page 42: Activating Windows Xp

    Activating Windows XP Windows XP contains software-based product activation technology, which means that you need to activate your copy of Windows XP in order to use it. There are two methods by which you can activate Windows XP, both of which are performed using an activation wizard: •...
  • Page 43 Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Click Registering your copy with Microsoft is optional. If you do not want to register, select the windows Click If you selected Yes in step 4, type the required information and click you do not want to register, click .
  • Page 44 Congratulations, you have successfully activated your copy of Windows XP. Click Activating Windows XP by Phone On the Windows desktop, click Windows wizard appears. Select the activate Windows Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide to quit the Let’s activate Windows wizard. Start >...
  • Page 45: Backing Up The Creo System Partition

    Reinstalling the Spire CXP8000 Color Server Software Click Follow the instructions on the Repeat steps 3 to 8 of the previous (Internet) procedure to complete the activation process. Backing Up the Creo System Partition To back up the Creo system partition, see Backing Up the Creo System Partition on page 4.
  • Page 46: Reinstalling The Software Preservation Installation

    Reinstalling the Software Preservation Installation Note: To enable the restoration of customer settings and job data, we recommend that you back up the Spire CXP8000 color server configuration and other information before loading the operating system, see Backing Up the Creo System Partition on page 4 and Backing Up the Job List Database on page 5.
  • Page 47: Appendix A: Formatting The Image Disk

    Formatting the Image Disk Perform the following procedure when suggested as a recovery action. Important: Formatting erases all data stored in the Storage folder. It is recommended to back up your data, if possible, to an external device. On the Windows desktop, follow the path: Start >...
  • Page 48 Click Click Click To enable the changes to take effect, restart your computer. Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide...
  • Page 49: Appendix B: Formatting The External Device

    Formatting the External Device This section describes how to format the external device, if the Spire CXP8000 color server has not located the device, or has identified that the device has not been formatted. On the Windows desk top, select (F:) From the menu select Format...
  • Page 50 Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide The Computer Management window appears, similar to the following example. You have completed all the procedures and are ready to use your external SCSI device.
  • Page 51: Appendix C: Installing And Configuring Novell Client For Spire

    Further information about configuring the connection between the Spire CXP8000 color server and a Novell NDS server, in a Novell working environment, is provided in the Spire CXP8000 Color Server for Xerox DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press, User Guide. Installing Novell Client for Spire Close the Spire workspace and the Spire application.
  • Page 52 Click Click You have completed Installing Novell Client for Spire. Proceed to Configuring Novell Client for Spire. Configuring Novell Client for Spire After the system reboots, the Novell Setup window appears. Type the If you do not know the name, click Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide Install Reboot...
  • Page 53 Installing and Configuring Novell Client for Spire The following window appears. Double-click the appropriate The Tree Name appears in the Novell Setup window. Type the If you do not know the name, click Double-click the appropriate The Context Name appears in the Novell Setup window. Click The Spire workspace appears.
  • Page 54: Uninstalling Novell Client For Spire

    Uninstalling Novell Client for Spire Uninstall Novell Client for Spire if you no longer operate a Novell network running IPX protocol. To uninstall the Novell Client for Spire: Close the Spire workspace and the Spire application. Close all other applications. Right-click Right-click Clear the Novell for Client for Windows check box.
  • Page 55: Appendix D: Configuring The Mcafee Virusscan

    Configuring the McAfee VirusScan It is highly recommended to install virus protection. The current Creo recommended virus protection software is McAfee VirusScan. Important: Running the McAfee VirusScan could slow down the process time and effect the overall performance of the Spire CXP8000 color server. Note: It is recommended to close all applications before installing and configuring the McAfee VirusScan.
  • Page 56 Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide The following window appears. Clear the check box, and select the tab. Outbound files Exclusion The following window appears.
  • Page 57 Configuring the McAfee VirusScan Click the Type The following window appears. button. in the File or folder to exclude area, and click D:\Output...
  • Page 58 Select the The following window appears. In the check boxes. In the select Click Spire CXP8000 Color Server 1.0 Software Installation Guide tab. Action area, clear the Possible actions Delete File area, open the When a virus is found Clean infected files and close the System Scan Properties window.
  • Page 59 Configuring the McAfee VirusScan Open the VirusScan console by following the path, Associates > VirusScan Console In the VirusScan Console window, double-click In the Task Properties window, select the Select the CXP8000 color server is turned off for the day. You have completed Configuring the McAfee VirusScan.
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  • Page 61: Appendix E: Performing A Test Print

    D:\Sample_files\Color_files\ATF Europe (A4 or A3)\ATF_A3.PS, locate the ATF_tab.PS D:\Sample_files\Color_files\ATF US (Letter or Tabloid)\ATF_tab.PS. Double-click on the file to add it to the list for importing. Select Virtual Printer: ProcessPrint Click Submit The file is processed, printed, and sent to the Storage Folder.
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