Installing the Pega RPA Service
Use the Pega RPA Service to schedule Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) sessions. These sessions determine when RPA robots can run. With the Pega RPA Service, you can specify schedules for your RPA robots to better manage production systems whose applications are not available all day and every day.
In version 8.0 SP1, the Pega RPA Service is included when you install Pega Robotic Automation Runtime. The service is placed in the Robotic Automation Runtime installation folder. For more information, see the Pega Robotic Automation Runtime Installation Instructions.
In version 19.1, the Pega RPA Service is a separate installation when you install Pega Robot Runtime, Pega Robot Studio, or the Pega Robot Studio plug-in from the command line. For more information, see the Pega Robotic Automation Installation Instructions.
To install the Pega RPA Service, perform the following steps:
- Log on as an administrator.
- Open a command prompt window.
- Go to the .NET Framework folder. You can use any version of Framework that is 4.0 or later. The following path is an example:
- Enter the following command:
This service runs as a LocalSystem account, which means it runs standard least-privileged services and only accesses the network as an anonymous user.
After you have installed the Pega RPA Service, you must enable it. For more information, see Enabling the Pega RPA Service to simulate a Secure Attention Sequence.