Installation prerequisites

This topic describes the prerequisites necessary to install UFT One. Before you install, verify the following prerequisites:

Prerequisite Description
Install location

Select the location where you want to install UFT One.

Do not install UFT One on a network drive.

The installation path, and the path to the installation files, must include English characters only.

Computer state

Ensure that your computer does not need to be restarted.

System requirements

Ensure that your computer meets all minimum hardware and software requirements listed in the Support Matrix.

As described in the Support Matrix, some of the prerequisites are included in the UFT One installation packages. You can install these as part of the UFT One installation process.

Make sure AI Codeless Testing is not installed on your computer.


Know which type of license you are using.

If you are using a concurrent license, have the license server URL available.

For more details, see UFT One licensing.

Privileges Make sure you have administrative privileges to install UFT One.
GUI testing add-ins Know which add-ins you want to use for GUI testing. We recommend installing only those you expect to use.
API testing - SOAP activities

If you plan to run SOAP activities in your API tests, such as validating or creating checkpoints for SOAP messages, you must have the WS-I testing tools installed in the UFT One installation bin folder. To install these testing tools, perform the following steps:

  1. From the official Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) website, download the C# package of Interoperability Testing Tools 1.1.

  2. Extract the contents of the file you downloaded.

  3. Copy all of the content from the extracted wsi-test-tools\cs\bin folder to the <UFT One installation>\bin folder.

API testing - web services

If you plan to run web service testing using WSE security settings, you must have the .NET Framework 3.5, WSE 2.0sp3 package, and WSE 3.0 package installed on your computer.

The .NET 3.5 Framework and WSE packages are not installed with the UFT One installation. If they are not installed on your computer, you can install them by following the instructions below:

  1. Install and activate .NET 3.5 Framework. See the instructions in the MSDN.
  2. Download WSE 2.0 sp3 and WSE 3.0 packages from Marketplace and install them.

    Note: In Windows 10 and later, Microsoft no longer officially supports WSE.

    For details on installing these prerequisites using the silent installation commands, see Silent commands for installing UFT One prerequisites.

Note: If you use WCF for secure Web Service testing, these prerequisites are not necessary. For details, see Customize security for WCF-type Web services.

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