UiPath Installation and Upgrade

The UiPath Installation and Upgrade Guide

Install Studio

There are three installers that help you install Studio on your machine:

  • the UiPathStudio.msi for installing Studio, the UiPath Assistant or the legacy Robot;
  • the UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe for installing Studio, the Robot and Orchestrator;
  • the UiPathStudioSetup.exe for installing Studio and the Robot in user-mode.

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Important!

It is NOT supported to have both the User Mode installer (.exe) and Windows Installer (.msi) versions of Studio on the same machine.

The installation artifacts are provided when you first purchase Studio or they can be provided by your customer success manager or our support team. To request a trial, access this page.

For instructions on installing Studio with command line arguments, access this page.

UiPathStudio.msi Installation

The UiPathStudio.msi installer is used for installing Studio, the UiPath Assistant or the legacy Robot on your machine. It requires administrator permissions, but the installed products are available to all users on the machine.

Studio is installed at the following location - C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio. You can change the install location by making use of the command line arguments.

After launching the installer, read and accept the Terms of use. Please note that by accepting the aforementioned terms of use, you implicitly accept the terms of use of UiPath activity packages and their dependencies.

The following Advanced options are available:

  • UiPath Studio - Installs Studio. This option is enabled by default.
    • StudioX Excel Add-in - Installs the Excel Add-in for StudioX. This option is disabled by default.
  • UiPath Robot - Installs the Robot on the local hard drive with the chosen options:
    • Register as Windows Service - Specifies how to install the Robot. If enabled, it is installed as a Windows service - the default option. If disabled, the Robot is installed in user mode.
    • Install local activities feed - The local activities feed is created by default in the C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio\Packages folder. This option is enabled by default. Having the activities packages locally is useful if you do not intend to connect your Robot to Orchestrator, or you want to have better control of the activities used in an automation project. Check out the list of default activities packages here.
    • Automatically start client - Starts the Robot tray at Windows startup. This option is disabled by default.
    • Use legacy Robot Tray - Installs and uses the legacy Robot Tray, instead of the UiPath Assistant. This option is disabled by default.
    • UiPath extension for Java - Installs the UiPath extension for Java for a better integration and automation in regards to Java applications. This option is disabled by default. Please note that installing the Java Bridge may cause the installation to last longer than usual. This option installs the Java Bridge only in the system drive Java folders. If you are using custom JRE not located on the system drive, you have to manually install it. Read more about Java support here.
    • UiPath extension for Chrome - Installs the UiPath extension for Chrome needed for automating processes in Chrome. This option is disabled by default.
    • UiPath extension for Microsoft Edge Chromium-based - Installs the UiPath extension for Microsoft Edge Chromium-based versions v79 or higher. This option is disabled by default. Read more about this here.
    • JavaScript Add-on for Robot - Installs the JavaScript add-on for the Robot. This option is enabled by default. Read more about this here.
    • UiPath extension for Citrix - Installs the UiPath extension for Citrix for automating Citrix Apps natively. This option is disabled by default.

To change the default installer settings, click the button buttonbutton next to each feature and select one of the following options:

  • Will be installed on the local hard drive - helps you install the corresponding feature on the local hard drive.
  • Entire feature will be installed on the local hard drive - installs the corresponding feature on the local hard drive, along with all its sub-features.
  • Entire feature will be unavailable - does not install the corresponding feature.

UiPathPlatformInstaller.exe Installation

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Important!

Launching the UiPathPlatfromInstaller.exe installer while another such installer is running results in a corrupted installation.

Read and accept the Terms of use. Please note that by accepting the aforementioned terms of use, you implicitly accept the terms of use of UiPath activity packages and their dependencies.

Proceed with your installation of UiPath Studio:

  1. From the Products tab of the UiPath Platform Installer, click the Install button for UiPath Studio & Robot. The UiPath Studio & Robot Installer screen is displayed.
  1. From the Regular tab, complete the following settings and options:
    • Installation Path - Enables you to select a custom installation directory. The default directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio) is prefilled.
    • Products - Use the radio buttons to select if you want to install only UiPath Robot. The Install UiPath Studio + Robot option is selected by default.
    • License Code - Optional. Enter your stand-alone trial or enterprise license key, if available. If left blank, you are prompted to activate Studio when it is first launched.
  • Orchestrator Connection String - Provide the connection string to automatically connect your robot(s) to Orchestrator. More details here.
    • Installation Type - Use the radio buttons to select the Robot installation type. See here for details.
    • Automatically Start Robot in Tray - If selected the Robot is launched automatically after the installation is completed.
    • Use Legacy Robot Tray - If selected UiPath Assistant is not installed and the legacy tray is used.
    • StudioX Excel Addin - Select to also install the integration add-in for StudioX and Microsoft Excel. Learm more about StudioX here.
  1. Click the Advanced tab to further customize your installation with these settings:
    • Tools - Use the checkboxes to also enable the installation of the Java, Chrome, Edge Chromium, or Citrix extensions. Read more about extensions for Studio here.
    • Custom Packages Path - Enables you to provide a custom download location for your workflows and dependencies for UiPath Studio and Robot. By default these are saved to %ProgramFiles(x86)%\UiPath\Studio\Packages.
    • Packages Configuration - Select whether to Install Local Activities (enabled by default) and whether you want to Disable Online Feeds of activities. Learn more About the Activities Feeds.
    • Custom NuGet Feeds - Use the Feed Name and Feed URL fields to add any custom Nuget feeds to the installation.
  1. From the Other Settings options, select if you want to:
    • Enable Signed Execution - If selected, only signed packages can be installed and executed. Read more about signing and verifying packages.
    • Disable Secured XAMLs - If selected, no security for process .xaml files is used, meaning users are allowed to read and modify the process files and logic.
    • Disable Telemetry - If selected, UiPath will not collect any usage or performance data. Read more about Opting Out of Telemetry.
  2. Click Install. Your installation in finalized and you can begin using UiPath Studio and Robot.

UiPathStudioSetup.exe Installation

The UiPathStudioSetup.exe file enables you to install a user-mode Studio and a Robot. The installation path - %localappdata%\UiPath and all other advanced options are already configured to help you get Studio up and running right away.

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Note:

The User Mode installer does not require administrator permissions, meaning that it is installed per user and is limited to the rights that the user has.

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