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HOWTO: Upgrade to Brooktrout SDK 5.1.3



ID: ZTN1640

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • Zetafax v2007 SP1 and later


This technical note describes how to update your Zetafax Server v2007 SP1 installation to Brooktrout SDK 5.1.3.  This is required to support the PCIe Digital boards.  Please note that following this advice may require you to reboot your server.

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To upgrade to Brooktrout SDK 5.1.3, please perform the following steps:

  1.  Download the updated files from the following location:
  2. ftp://ftp.equisys.com/pub/Zetafax2007SP2/Patches/ZTN1640-BrooktroutSDK5.1.3.zip

  3. Extract the files from the downloaded update to a temporary folder.
  4. Shutdown the Zetafax Server and Zetafax Configuration programs.
  5. Copy the following files from the temporary location directly into your < program files> \Zetafax Server\SERVER folder:
    • Bostdlld.dll
    • Btbinit.exe
    • ShareSetup.dll
  6. Copy the Boston folder directly into you < program files> \Zetafax Server\SERVER folder, overwriting the folder that already exists at that location.
  7. Open Add/Remove programs.
  8. Uninstall the Brooktrout System Software if it is present.
  9. Browse to < program files> \Zetafax Server\SERVER\Boston\TRxStream\x86\.
  10. Run Boston.msi – this will launch the new Brooktrout Configuration Tool and Driver installer.
  11. Follow the wizard screens and on-screen instructions.
  12. During install, the New Hardware Wizard will be displayed.
  13. Choose the ‘No, not this time’ option and tell Windows that you will ‘Install from a list or specific location’.
  14. Choose the ‘Don’t search.  I will choose the driver to install’ option.
  15. Choose the ‘Have Disk...’ button and when prompted select the trxstream.inf file in the < program files\Zetafax Server\SERVER\Boston\ folder.
  16. Complete the install.
  17. You may be prompted to reboot your system.
  18. Run the Zetafax Configuration program.
  19. If required, Add/Edit your Brooktrout device.
  20. Open the Brooktrout Configuration Tool and check that your country code setting is correct.  If not, change your country code to the correct value, then hit Save/Apply.
  21. Start the Zetafax Server.

Last updated: 31st January 2008 (GR/TA)

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