Install UFT with the install wizard

This topic describes how to run the UFT installation wizard, which guides you through the installation process.

Run the installation wizard

Before the installation, restart your computer to ensure complete configuration of the system.

Then, run the UFT_14.50_Setup.exe file, and select Unified Functional Testing Setup. Follow the steps as instructed to complete your installation.

For more details, see:

When the UFT installation is complete, you are prompted to view the Readme and installation log.

You may also be prompted to restart your computer. If you are, we recommend restarting as soon as possible. Delaying the system restart may result in unexpected UFT behavior.

Note: If you are using Web 2.0 add-ins or extensibility toolkits, perform additional installations. For details, see Install Web 2.0 add-ins or extensibility toolkits.

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UFT improvement program

UFT versions 14.51 and higher

In the End-User License Agreement pane, UFT enables you to select to participate in the UFT Improvement Program.

Selecting this option configures UFT to collect and send usage data back to Micro Focus. This data helps us understand which improvements matter most to our users.

In the wizard, click More Details for details about the program.

Note: You can later disable and re-enable this data collection inside UFT.

If you leave this disabled during installation, UFT does not show you the More Details message again. For more details, see Usage Data Collector pane in the UFT Help Center.

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Custom Setup screen

Select the UFT features you want to install in the Custom Setup screen.

For example:

For each feature, select one of the following installation options:

Will be installed on local hard drive.

Installs the selected feature on your local hard drive. Sub-features of the selected feature are not installed.

Entire feature will be installed on local hard drive.

Installs the entire selected feature and its sub-features on your local hard drive.

For example, you can instruct UFT to install the .NET Add-in with its sub add-ins, Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation.

Note: Selecting Entire feature will be unavailable. excludes the feature from the installation. It will not be available in UFT.

The following table describes each feature listed:

Feature Description
Runtime Engine

Mandatory. Enables you to run UFT or LeanFT tests.

UI Designer and IDE

Enables you to edit UFT tests.

Run Results Viewer

Enables you to view UFT or LeanFT run results.

Alternately, you can view run results in a browser window without the Run Results Viewer.


Demo applications used in the UFT tutorials.

ALM Plugin Enables you to run and edit UFT tests directly from ALM.

Enables you to create functional tests directly from your developer IDE.

GUI Testing Add-ins

Provide the support which enable you to test applications using supported technology versions.

You must install the Web Add-in to test applications based on Web 2.0 technologies.

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UFT Configuration screen

Select any required items you want to configure automatically with the UFT installation.

For example:

Configuration options include:

Configure Internet Explorer settings

Enables UFT to use the Microsoft Script Debugger application during test runs.

Alternately, configure these settings manually before running UFT. In Internet OptionsAdvanced, select the following options:

  • Disable script debugging
  • Enable third-party browser extensions
Allow running UFT remotely from ALM

Changes DCOM permissions and security settings and opens a firewall port on your UFT computer.

Required if you are running UFT on Windows 7, and want to run UFT tests remotely from ALM.

To set these options manually later on, see

Enable running UFT remotely from Automation Scripts

Changes DCOM permissions and security settings to enable other computers to remotely control UFT using automation scripts.

To set these options manually later on, see

Caution: Running UFT remotely from Automation Scripts enables remote users to control UFT on this machine, exposing the UFT computer to security risks.

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Install Web 2.0 add-ins or extensibility toolkits

You must perform an additional installation to use Web 2.0 add-ins or extensiblity toolkits. Extensibility toolkits enable you to develop support for add-in objects not currently supported by UFT add-ins.

Do one of the following, depending on the type of UFT installation you performed:

UFT installation package Web 2.0 / extensibility installation
Full installation package
  1. Run the UFT installation wizard.

    In the UFT installation start screen, select the Add-in Extensibility and Web 2.0 Toolkits option.

  2. In the Unified Functional Testing Add-in Extensibility and Web 2.0 Toolkit support page, select the Extensibility SDK or Web 2.0 Toolkits installation option that you want.
  3. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete your installation.

Lighter installation package for the Web
  1. After performing the UFT installation, navigate to the <UFT installation>\Installations\Web2AddinSetup folder.

  2. In the Web2AddinSetup folder, run the Web2AddinSetup.exe file.

  3. Follow the steps in the wizard to complete your installation.

After your installation, the toolkit files and Extensibility SDKs are found in the <UFT installation>\dat\Extensibility folder.

Web 2.0 add-ins are displayed as child add-ins to the Web Add-in in the Add-in Manager when starting UFT.

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