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Installing Pega Robotic Automation

Updated on October 19, 2022

Pega Robotic Automation provides the tools you need to create attended and unattended robots and provides a runtime environment for those robots.

Note: For information about Pega Robotic Automation version 19.1, see the version 19.1 installation instructions.

The following installation instructions show you how to install and configure Pega Robotic Automation, by using either the Setup wizards or the command line.

  • Requirements for running Pega Robotic Automation

    This topic shows the minimum and recommended hardware and software configurations to run Pega Robotic Automation version 22.1.

  • Downloading Pega Robotic Automation software

    The first step in the installation process is to download your Pega Robotic Automation software from the My Software site.

  • Migrating solutions from 19.1 to 22.1

    Use the Upgrade 19.1 solution option to migrate your Pega Robotic Automation version 19.1 solutions into projects that you can open and modify in Pega Robot Studio 22.1.

  • Running Robot Studio 19.1 and 22.1 on the same computer

    You can install Robot Studio version 22.1 on a computer that also has Robot Studio version 19.1.109 or later installed.

  • Installation of prerequisites

    It is important to install system prerequisites in the correct order. The following diagram shows the order in which you install the various components when using the Setup wizards.

  • Installing Robot Runtime by using the Setup wizard

    To provide a runtime environment for the automations that you create with Robot Studio, install Robot Runtime. For information on installing Robot Runtime by using the command line, see Installing Pega Robotic Automation from the command line.

  • Installing Robot Studio prerequisites

    Before you install Robot Studio, there are prerequisites that you must install to enable Robot Studio functionality.

  • Installing Pega Robot Studio

    To automate applications and streamline the workflows in your organization, install Pega Robot Studio, the main component of Pega Robotic Automation.

  • Installing Pega Robotic Automation from the command line

    You can bypass the Setup wizard and install Pega Robotic Automation from the command line. This involves installing all of the prerequisites and both of the components that comprise the Pega Robotic Automation.

  • Installing the OCR Screen Scraping and Document OCR features

    Pega Robotic Automation v22.1 includes Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Screen Scraping and Document OCR features. These features use the OCR capabilities in the third-party tool, the ABBYY FineReader Engine.

  • Updating your system

    To experience a trouble-free update process, follow these best practices when you update Robot Runtime or Robot Studio.

  • Starting Robot Runtime

    You typically use the Pega.Loader.exe application to automatically start Robot Runtime for end users, but you can also start Robot Runtime by selecting Robot Runtime from the Start menu.

  • Next topic Requirements for running Pega Robotic Automation

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