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Installing the Pega RPA Service

Use the Pega RPA Service to schedule Pega®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.

This service is available for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016. Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 requires build 8.0.1067 or later. Support for Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2016 requires build 8.0 SP1 2007 or later.

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.

To install the Pega RPA Service, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on as an administrator.
  2. Open a command prompt window.
  3. 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:
    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.nnnnn.
  4. Enter the following command:

installutil.exe <RuntimeInstallationFolder>\OpenSpan.WinLogon.Service.exe

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.

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Published December 8, 2017 — Updated April 17, 2019


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