Installation overview

This guide provides details about how to install UFT from the full installation package, or a compressed, lighter installation package.

This guide covers UFT versions 14.50 and 14.51. Any specific changes are indicated where relevant.

Installed components

In either package, installing UFT provides core UFT features, the Run Results Viewer, and the following mandatory GUI testing add-ins:

  • Web

  • Standard Windows

  • Mobile

  • Windows Runtime (when installing on computers with Windows 8.x and higher, and Windows Server 2012)

Select additional add-ins during installation, as needed.

Web 2.0 add-ins and extensibility toolkits must be installed separately from the full installation package, after the UFT installation is complete.

The lighter installation package provides the UFT setup program only.

The full installation package provides the UFT setup program, as well as additional setup programs for UFT components. To install an additional component, select it from the UFT installation wizard Startup screen.

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Additional UFT components

Additional UFT components include:

Component Description
UFT Add-in for ALM

Enables UFT to communicate with ALM and run tests or components from ALM.

Install the standalone version only if UFT is not installed on the computer.

To install this together with UFT, select to install it while installing UFT. If you did not install this originally with UFT, and want to later on, run the installation wizard again. Select Change, and then select ALM Plugin in the Custom Setup screen.

Extensibility SDKs

Enable you to develop support for Java, .NET, WPF, Silverlight, or Web object not supported by UFT by default.

Web 2.0 Toolkit Support

Enable you to recognize and use objects in your test from Web 2.0 technologies, including:

  • ASP .NET Ajax
  • Dojo
  • GWT (Google Web Toolkit)
  • jQueryUI
  • SiebelOpenUI
  • EXT-JS
  • YahooUI

Web 2.0 Toolkits appear in UFT as GUI Add-ins.

License server setup

Enables you to install the AutoPass License Server, which is used to install and manage UFT concurrent and commuter licenses.

For details, see UFT licensing and the Autopass License Server User Guide.

Run Results Viewer setup

Enables you to install a standalone version of the Run Results Viewer.

Install the standalone version only if UFT is not installed on the computer.

LeanFT setup

Enables you to install Lean Functional Testing, a functional testing tool that enables you to code tests directly from your developer IDE.

  • Install the standalone version only if UFT is not installed on the computer.
  • To install this together with UFT, select to install it while installing UFT. If you did not install this originally with UFT, and want to later on, run the installation wizard again. Select Change, and then select the LeanFT in the Custom Setup screen.
  • You must install Node.js 4.1.2 before installing LeanFT: https://nodejs.org/en/download/

For more details, see the LeanFT Readme.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, references to Application Lifecycle Management or ALM apply to all currently supported versions of ALM and Quality Center.

Some features and options may not be supported in the specific edition of ALM or Quality Center that you are using.

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Before you install

Before installing:

For more details, see Installation prerequisites.

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See also: