Due to network issues or firewalls, the download of additional packages may not be successful sometimes.
If you have an earlier version of RPA Express installed, the installer prompts you to update your current version as soon as you run it. In this case, refer to the How to Update RPA Express.
Make sure your computer meets System Requirements.
Stop your running programs.
Check if automatic Windows updates are not running at the moment. Otherwise, they should be paused.
Run the installer as Administrator.
In case installation includes a Server package, make sure you open ports 15100, 15110, 15280 for external usage inside your network (if you plan to use it on other computers).
Make sure that ports 15410-15423, 15444, 15580, 15306 are closed to any external interaction.
- Starting from RPA Express 2.3.3, port 8220 should be open for incoming connections from local machines.
While there can be multiple users on a server, only one user is able to run RPA Express at a time.
Selecting Licensing Model
Installing RPA Express
Before RPA Express installation, make sure your machine meets System Requirements.
The installation procedure described below refers to RPA Express
Depending on what licensing model you have selected, the installation procedure varies. At the moment, there are two installation options.
Development Workstation – installation of WorkFusion Studio together with OCR and RPA components for developing and testing RPA automation. No server components (Control Tower, WorkSpace, File Storage) are available for the installation within RPA Express Starter licensing model.
Development Workstation and Server – installation of WorkFusion Studio and all server components to manage multiple bots and running automation unattended at scale. The installation type is available for RPA Express Pro Business and Trial licensing models.
Let's see installation scenarios according to the selected licensing models.
RPA Express Starter
RPA Express Starter refers to a completely free product, with no trial period, no license generated, and less system requirements.
If you have downloaded RPA Express Starter, you will be able to install WorkFusion Studio, together with OCR and RPA components. The installation type available in this scenario is Development Workstation (Free) only.
To install RPA Express, follow the steps below.
RPA Express Pro Business
RPA Express Pro Business has several licensing models to follow.
RPA Express Pro Business Trial – has the trial period of 30 days for you to use all Pro features. After the trial period expires, you can either subscribe and work in RPA Express Pro Business, as a fully-featured enterprise product. At the end of the 30-day period, you can still keep using RPA Express for free but capabilities will be limited to a single bot on a single machine.
RPA Express Pro Business includes the whole set of server components together with WorkFusion Studio, thus enabling you to automate complex use cases, manage multiple bots, and run automation unattended at scale.
The installation types available in this scenario are both Development Workstation and Development Workstation and Server.
Development Workstation and Server
Starting from RPA Express
Once RPA Express is installed, you can modify some core features with no need to reinstall. For more details, refer to How to Modify RPA Express.