PDF Converter - Installation & Administration Guide
PDF Converter - Installation & Administration Guide - Version 8.0 - 15/10/15
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Deploying K2 Integration facilities
As of version 7.3, the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint provides native
support for the K2 blackpearl workflow engine. The same Workflow Activities
that we make available for Nintex Workflow
, SharePoint Designer Workflows
and Visual Studio Workflows are now exposed as K2 SmartObjects as well.
describes how to deploy the PDF Converter’s K2 integration
facilities to a typical K2 environment. All screenshots and installation steps are
based on the K2 Core 5.5.1 reference virtual machine
, which runs K2
blackpearl 4.6.6 and SharePoint 2010. Unless stated otherwise, the steps for
SharePoint 2007 and 2013 as well as other K2 versions are identical.
A note on licensing the Muhimbi PDF Converter for SharePoint when used in
combination with K2 blackpearl. Muhimbi¶s licensing model is very simple
, if a
server runs Muhimbi Software in any way shape or form, then it requires a
server license. Even though the PDF Conversion engine may be installed on a
non-K2 server, all K2 Servers run our SmartObjects and therefore require a
license. For details, in plain English, about how Muhimbi¶s software is
licensed, see this Knowledge Base Article
Deployment of the K2 Integration Facilities is relatively straight forward as long
as these instructions are followed carefully.
Begin by making sure the prerequisites are installed:
1. If you have not already done so, please download
the Muhimbi PDF
Converter for SharePoint version 7.3 (or later) from the Muhimbi Website
and deploy it to your SharePoint farm in line with Chapter 2.
2. Please make sure your K2 environment is running version 4.5 or later.
In order to deploy the PDF Converter’s K2 facilities please make sure you
have the appropriate privileges to deploy new Service Types, Service
Instances and SmartObjects to K2.
Copy installation files
Once the prerequisites are in place, please deploy Muhimbi’s K2 Integration
facilities to all K2 servers using the following steps:
1. When using K2 in combination with SharePoint 2007, then enable the
Muhimbi PDF Converter - API registration Web Application scoped
SharePoint Feature on all web applications that interact with K2 workflows.
2. Copy the contents of the K2 Integration folder - located in the Conversion
Services installation folder, see the Muhimbi Document Converter / Open
Installation Folder shortcut in the Windows Start Menu - to the K2 server
and place the contents directly in C:\Program Files (x86)\K2
blackpearl\ServiceBroker. If K2 blackpearl was deployed to a different
folder, then please amend the path accordingly.
Repeat step #2 on all K2 Servers.