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Installing Pega RPA Service by using the Setup wizard

Updated on October 19, 2022

To create and run unattended automations that perform work without user interaction, install the Pega RPA Service.

The Setup wizard creates permissions for the RPAService folder, which is a subfolder of the ProgramData folder. You control permissions for the ProgramData folder. If your policies are set up to include subfolders, this could possibly affect the RPAService folder and the performance of the Pega RPA Service.

Note: For best results, install the system from a local drive, not a mapped drive.

  1. Go to My Software and download the Robot Runtime setup file. For more information, see Downloading Pega Robotic Automation software.
  2. Extract the setup file into a temporary folder, and then locate the PegaRPAServiceSetup.exe file.
  3. Right-click the PegaRPAServiceSetup.exe file, and then select Run as Administrator.
  4. In the Welcome dialog box, click Next.
  5. In the End-User License Agreement dialog box, read the license and click the I accept these terms option. Then click Next.
  6. In the Select installation folder dialog box, browse to the folder in which to install, or accept the default installation folder. Then click Next.
  7. In the RPA Service Configuration dialog box, specify the following information, and then click Next.
    1. In the Authorized RPA Group field, specify the name of the group that runs the RPA robots or accept the default of Everyone.
    2. In the RPA Service Mode field, choose from Scheduled or OnDemand to define when the when work is performed.
    3. In the Enable RPA Logging field, enable logging to help resolve any issues that might arise.
  8. In the Robotic Process Automation Settings dialog box, specify the default registration settings that you want robots to use when they connect to Pega Robot Manager, and then click Next.
    1. In the Robot Workshop field, enter the name of the default workshop.
    2. In the Robot Name field, enter the robot name. The default is the machine name.
      The robot name is the name of the operator that the robot uses when it connects to Robot Manager. Your entry in the Robot Name field, with the machine name appended to it, is known as the Robot Operator.
    3. In the RPA Service Operator field, enter the name of the RPA Service operator.
      The RPA Service Operator is the name of the operator that the Pega RPA Service uses when it connects to Robot Manager. This may not be the same as the Robot Operator. Your entry in the RPA Service Operator field, with the machine name appended to it, is known as the RPA Operator.
  9. In the Ready to Install dialog box, click Install.
  10. After the installation finishes, close the Setup wizard by clicking Finish.
Result: The Pega RPA Service is now installed and you can install the other Pega Robotic Automation components that you use.
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