RPA Installation Guide

The Automai RPA suite consists of three components – RPA, Robot Worker, and ScenarioBuilder. Together, they comprise Automai’s Robotic Process Automation solution.

Install the RPA components in the following manner:

     1. RPA – Install on a Windows PC or Windows Server. Installation sets up the Manager in which process flows are built, managed and executed. It also generates summarized and detailed run results and reports.

     2. Robot Worker (rWorker) – Install on a Windows PC or Windows Server. The robot that executes the process flows configured in the RPA.

Important: Make sure that RPA is already installed before installing the rWorker.

     3. ScenarioBuilder (version >= 8.1) – Install on a Windows PC or Windows Server. This easy-to-use tool facilitates the creation of a wide range of processes for robotic process automation.

Note: RPA components can be installed on either Physical or Virtual machine(s).

Install RPA Suite

Start by downloading the RPA installation package from the Downloads page on the Automai website. And save the RPA, rWorker, and ScenarioBuilder setup files to your Windows PC or Windows Server.

Prerequisite Softwares

Specific software needs to be installed before you can install RPA. When you run the installation wizards (“RPASetup.exe”, “rWorkerSetup.exe”, “SBSetup.exe”), if the prerequisite software is not already installed on your computer, the wizard detects which software is missing. If you continue with the installation, all missing prerequisites will be installed.

The following prerequisite software needs to be installed:

  • .NET Framework 4.0 and 4.5
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) – This is required for ScenarioBuilder and rWorker.

Install RPA

1. Run the RPASetup.exe file.

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2. Click “Next” to advance to the “End User License Agreement” (EULA).

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Review the terms of the EULA and click “I accept the agreement” and click “Next” to continue.

3. Click “Install” to accept the default settings and initiate the installation process.

Use "Customize Installation" option if you want to modify the destination folder and Web Server port configuration for the RPA installation.

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4. Click “Finish” to complete the RPA installation.

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Install rWorker

The rWorker installer is split into two main modules, each being dedicated to a particular task in robotic process automation. The rWorker modules are:

  • Robot Worker (rWorker): The robot that executes the process flows configured in RPA. 
  • Sessions Controller: Automai Sessions Controller is a service for robots (ScenarioStation, rTester and rWorker) to maintain sessions active in order for the scenario images to be buffered and to prevent any connection errors during scenario playback. It can start automatically and run in background while executing processes (scenarios/scripts) without human supervision. For more information, see this article.

Installation steps:

1. Run the rWorkerSetup.exe file.

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Click “Next” to advance to the “End User License Agreement” (EULA).

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Review the terms of the EULA, select “I accept the agreement” and click “Next” to continue.

3. Enter the hostname of the machine where the RPA is located.

Enter the “Port Number” address – use the same port that was assigned for “Web Server Port” in the RPA installation. (Choose the default one: “Port Number: 8888” ).

Next, enter a correct user credential (username [domain if needed] and password used to login to the Windows machine where Sessions Controller and robot are being installed), so the Automai Sessions Controller service can start and run. Please refer to this article to learn more about Sessions Controller.

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Click “Install” to accept the default settings and initiate the installation process.

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4. Click “Finish” to complete the rWorker and Sessions Controller installation.

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Installation Tips:

1. The installation can also be customized, to better suit your needs. Choose "Customize Installation" option if you would like to use non-default settings.

Select the modules that you want to install on this page and click "Next".

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Please note that, by default, Sessions Controller and robots are installed at the following location "C:\Program Files (x86)\Automai\..." folder. You can change it by using "Customize Installation" option.

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2. Use the "Add new robot worker" option and follow the instructions to add a new robot worker for a user dedicated to it. This only applies if you install rWorker in a Windows Server.

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You can install as many robot worker within different user accounts in the server.

Note: By default, Sessions Controller creates a user session using default RDP settings with Automai Sessions Controller service running for each user once rWorker is installed. You may change the settings by launching the Sessions Controller app and going to "Manage sessions" section. To learn more, see this article.

Note: Once rWorker is installed, it will start automatically. But if it does not start, you can start it from the rWorker’s folder in program menu or by using the desktop shortcuts.

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Install ScenarioBuilder

1. Run the SBSetup.exe file.

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2. Click “Next” to advance to the “End User License Agreement” (EULA).

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Review the terms of the EULA and click “I accept the agreement” and click “Next” to continue.

3. Enter the IP address of the machine hosting the Controller/Base in the “Host IP” field.

Enter the “Port Number” address – use the same port that was assigned for “Web Server Port” in the Controller/Base installation. (Choose the default one: “Port Number: 8888” ), then click “Next”.

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4. Select the destination folder for the ScenarioBuilder program installation. Click “Next” to accept the default location or “Browse” to an alternate location, then click “Next.”

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Note: If upgrading from an older version or reinstalling the current version of ScenarioBuilder, the windows for steps 3,4 will not appear – prior settings will be used.

5. Review settings and click “Install” to initiate the installation process.

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6. Click “Finish” to complete the ScenarioBuilder installation.

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7. After finishing the installation, ScenarioBuilder will launch.

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