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Installing the Optical Character Recognition Module

The Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) Optical Character Recognition (OCR) module is optional (see OCR Module). You must install the module separately from CES.

When you purchased the OCR module, your CES license includes authorization for the module. You will need the CES license file that you received by email to complete the installation of the OCR module.

To install the OCR module

  1. Using an administrator account, connect to the Coveo Master server (where Coveo Enterprise Search is installed).

  2. In your emails, find and open the Coveo Enterprise Search License Information email message that you received from Coveo (

    1. Using the link provided in the email message, download the appropriate (x 32 or x 64) OCR module installer.

      Note: The latest version of the OCR module installer is always available from the Coveo download site for both 64-bit or the 32-bit version.

    2. Using a text editor, open the Coveo Enterprise Search License Code.txt file attached to the email message.

    Note: If you are updating the OCR module from the 32-bit to the 64-bit version, first uninstall the 32-bit OCR module.

  3. On the Coveo Master server, run the OCR module installer.

  4. In the installer Welcome to Coveo Enterprise Search OCR Module 7.0 screen, click Next.

  5. In the installer License Agreement screen, read the license agreement, select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click Next.

  6. In the installer Installation Folder screen:

    • Click Next to use the default installation folder.


    • Click Browse to select another folder, and then click Next.

  7. In the installer License Configuration screen:

    1. In your text editor, from the Coveo Enterprise Search License Code.txt file, copy the license text, ensuring that you include the {BEGIN LICENSE} and {END LICENSE} tags.

    2. In the installer screen, paste the license text in the text box.

    3. Click Next.

  8. If a User Account Control dialog box appears, click Yes to accept the installation of this software on your computer.

  9. Wait for the installation to complete.

  10. In the installer Setup Complete screen, click Finish.

Note: When you update CES, it is recommended to also run the OCR module installer to also update the OCR module.

What's Next?

You must create an OCR open converter (see Adding an OCR Open Converter).

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