Upgrade UFT

You can upgrade directly to the most recent version of UFT from any previous version of UFT, or from Service Test 11.50.

For other upgrades, including versions of QuickTest or Service Test versions earlier than 11.50, manually uninstall QuickTest or Service Test, and then install UFT.

Perform your upgrade

Do the following to upgrade UFT:

  1. Download the installation files for your new version: https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/products/unified-functional-automated-testing/download

  2. Restart your system ensure complete configuration for the system.

  3. Run the UFT_14.50_Setup.exe or UFT_14.51_Setup.exe file to upgrade using the installation wizard.

    Alternately, update your silent installation scripts to use the newly downloaded files.

Note: Upgrades retain Run Session and Startup options only. Redefine all other settings as needed.

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Notes for upgrading

The following items address issues when upgrading in specific situations. Read the instructions for any of the situations that are relevant for your upgrade.

Upgrade silent installation scripts

If you are upgrading your silent installation scripts, and the current scripts including the Help_Documents parameter, remove this parameter from your scripts. Help documents are no longer installed with UFT.

Instead, access our Help Center online, or download it to your local drive. Download the Help from the Options dialog box (Tools > OptionsGeneral tab > Help).

Upgrade licenses

If you are upgrading from QuickTest, Service Test, or a version of UFT earlier than 12.50, you must get a new license.

In addition, you can also upgrade your license to the new Functional Testing licenses: UFT Ultimate, UFT Enterprise, and UFT Pro. This step is not required.

For assistance, contact a regional licensing support center or your sales representative.

Upgrade with a concurrent license

UFT supports the Autopass License Server as its concurrent license server.

If you are upgrading to UFT with a concurrent license, you must also upgrade your concurrent license server and install your licenses on the Autopass License Server.

For details, see the Autopass License Server User Guide , downloaded with your AutoPass License Server installation.

Note: If you are installing UFT from the compressed package for the Web, this link is not available. If you need to install UFT and the License Server, you must install UFT from the full installation package.

Upgrade with Web tests on Microsoft Edge

UFT has changed the way that the Microsoft WebDriver program (required for the Functional Testing Agent for Edge) is used. For details on the required steps to perform, see Use the Functional Testing Agent for Microsoft Edge.

Upgrade with Web tests on Safari

If you used a previous version of UFT to test Web applications on Safari, you must reinstall the UFT Connection Agent on the Mac from the current version of UFT.

The UFT Connection Agent preferences and the Unified Functional Testing Agent Safari extension preferences are reset to their defaults.

Upgrade with text recognition options in automation scripts

If you are running UFT with an automation script and have added text recognition options to the script, the following properties are obsolete and must be updated:

Update To

One of the following:

  • UFT versions 14.50 and lower: AbbyOcrLanguages.
  • UFTversions 14.51 and higher: AbbyyOcrLanguages
TextRecognitionOrder TextRecognitionOcrMechanism

Upgrade after using UFT and ALM

If you upgrade to UFT from an version of UFT earlier than 12.50 shortly after using UFT to run GUI tests from ALM, make sure to stop the Remote Agent (if running) before running tests from ALM again.

To stop the previous Remote Agent process, in the Windows system tray, right-click the Remote Agent icon and select Exit.

Upgrade with the QTPNET_00015 patch

If you install UFT while the QTPNET_00015 patch (a QuickTest 10.00 patch) is installed on your computer, UFT may behave unexpectedly.

Before installing UFT, remove the patch from the Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs dialog box.

Upgrade from QuickTest Professional 11.00

When upgrading from QuickTest Professional 11.00 and installing UFT into the same directory as QuickTest, certain files will be missing from the installation.

After the upgrade, run the UFT installation again and select the Repair Installation option.

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