Known issues when installing
Files in use
If the UFT One Files in Use dialog box is displayed during the installation process, select Close the application and attempt to restart them.
UFT One automatically closes the applications and continues the installation.
If after restarting, the UFT One Files in Use dialog box lists Explorer as the open application, do one of the following:
|Close the applications and attempt to restart them||
Instructs UFT One to automatically close the applications that are needed for the installation.
|Do not close application||
Instructs UFT One to continue the installation. You must restart your computer after the installation if you select this option.
Component registration failed
If a message is displayed during installation about component registration failing, do not click OK to continue.
Instead, check the issue in the VC2015Prerequisite_yyyymmdd_XXXXXX.log file in the %TEMP% directory. If the log shows that a service did not start correctly, restart the service manually, and start your installation again.
Change or repair the UFT One installation
Changing or repairing the UFT One installation requires write permissions to certain registry keys.
Repairing the installation from the control panel without these permissions behaves as follows:
UFT One versions 2022 and later: The installation wizard stops and displays an error message.
UFT One versions 2021 R1 and earlier: If you include the ABBYY OCR Engine feature in the installation, the OCR engine is not installed correctly.
Solution: Repair the installation in one of the following ways:
Log in to Windows as an administrator and Change or Repair the UFT One installation from the Control Panel.
Run the UFT One MSI installation program from the UFT One installation package and select the Change or Repair option.
UFT One installations and other ADM software
The following describes troubleshooting and limitations for installing other ADM software with UFT One.
|Sprinter||If you are using both UFT One and Sprinter on the same computer, and you modify either UFT One or Sprinter, you must run a Repair for the installation of the other product.|
When an ALM client is installed on the same computer as UFT One, uninstalling UFT One may remove the association of movie (.fbr) files.
This may prevent you from viewing movies associated with defects in ALM using the Micro Player application.
Workaround: Re-associate the movie files with the Micro Player application from the Windows File Options dialog box.
UFT One installations and Microsoft software
The following describes the troubleshooting and limitation for installing UFT One on Windows or using UFT One with other Microsoft software.
|Windows 10 and 11||
To debug GUI tests in UFT One, ensure that you have the pdm.dll file installed and registered.
The pdm.dll file is installed and registered with Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Office, and installed (but not registered) with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Alternatively, install the Microsoft Script Debugger provided with the UFT One installation, which provides the pdm.dll. Do one of the following to use the UFT One Additional Installation Requirements Utility:
To register the pdm.dll file installed with Microsoft Internet Explorer, do the following:
If your currently registered pdm.dll version is lower than 9:
|Microsoft Office 64-bit||
Using UFT One and Microsoft Office 64-bit on the same machine requires some intervention. This is due to a conflict between the Microsoft Access Database Engine versions used by these two programs.
Do one of the following:
|Windows Server 2012 R2||
When using UFT One on Windows Server 2012 R2, if you want to use API tests and components, make sure that you have MSU (Microsoft Update) KB2887595 installed.
UFT One installations and the Micro Focus UFT Agent (browser support)
The following provides instructions on installing Micro Focus UFT Agent extension in browsers.
If you are testing applications in Google Chrome version 68 or later, Chrome automatically downloads and installs the Micro Focus UFT Agent for Google Chrome the first time you open Chrome after UFT One is installed.
In the following cases, you must manually install the Micro Focus UFT Agent Chrome extension:
UFT One version 2022 and later:
For details on manually installing the extension, see Enable the Micro Focus UFT Agent extension on Google Chrome.
The first time you open Firefox after UFT One is installed, accept the prompt to install the Micro Focus UFT Agent for Firefox.
To use the latest Micro Focus UFT Agent browser extension, make sure its older version, the Functional Testing Agent extension is not installed. If both extensions are installed, manually remove the older before enabling the new.
UFT One installations and 64-bit applications
|Installing with administrator privileges||
UFT One loses support for 64-bit applications if a user with administrator privileges installs the UFT One Add-in for ALM, or performs a Repair operation on the Run Results Viewer, and then a user runs UFT One on that same computer without administrator privileges.
Workaround: Log in as an administrator and do one of the following:
|32-bit and 64-bit applications||
If your computer has two versions of an application, where one is 32-bit and the other is 64-bit, UFT One always opens the 32-bit version.
This occurs when the operating system performs a redirect from the Program Files folder to the Program Files (x86) folder, and from the System32 folder to the SysWow64 folder.
Workaround: To specify a 64-bit version, make sure that the step explicitly states the path to the 64-bit application.
|.NET / WPF Add-in extensibility||When working with .NET or WPF Add-in extensibility for a 64-bit Windows Forms process, the custom server DLLs must be built using the Any CPU option.|
UFT One installations and Java
When re-installing or upgrading the JRE on a machine with UFT One installed, you might encounter error 1603 preventing the JRE installation to complete.
This can be caused by an interference between the UFT One Java environment variables and the Java installer.
To successfully complete the installation, rename the UFT One Java environment variables, perform the JRE installation and restore the variable names.
To temporarily rename the UFT One Java environment variables:
On your Windows Desktop, right-click My Computer or This PC and select Properties.
Select the Advanced tab.
Click the Environment Variables... button.
Look for the following environment variables both under the user variable list and the system variables list and edit their names:
Install the JRE.
Once the installation is completed, change the environment variables names back to their original names.
UFT installation in languages other than English
When installing UFT One in languages other than English, the TTF16.ocx file is not registered by default. To avoid errors in these cases, do the following before beginning your installation:
Browse to the Windows Welcome screen and new user account settings. You may be able to find this in your Windows Region or Region and Language control panel settings.
Click Copy settings… and select to copy your current settings to the Welcome screen and system accounts.