Relevant for: GUI tests and components
Several prerequisites for working with UFT must be installed and configured after UFT is installed. In addition, to take advantage of UFT debugging and remote access features, certain Internet Explorer and DCOM settings need to be configured.
The Additional Installation Requirements screen displays any prerequisite software that must be installed or configured to work with UFT, according to the options selected when UFT is installed or the installation is modified.
The Additional Installation Requirements utility enables you to configure the required settings automatically, and to run the License Installation Wizard and Microsoft Debugger installation during the UFT installation.
Select an option name in the Additional Installation Requirements dialog box to display a description of the feature.
Select the check box of one or more required options and click Run.
You can run the Additional Installation Requirements utility at any time by choosing Start > All Programs > HPE Software > HPE Unified Functional Testing > Tools > Additional Installation Requirements or the <UFT installation folder>/bin/UFTInstallReqs.exe program. In addition to the options to configure Internet Explorer and DCOM settings, and to run the License Wizard, the dialog box displays any prerequisite software that is still required to be installed to work with UFT.
Note: For details on accessing UFT and UFT tools and files in Windows 8.X or higher and Windows Server 2012, see Accessing UFT in Windows 8.X or Higher Operating Systems.
Additional installation requirements listed in the Additional Installation Requirements dialog box can include the following, according to the options selected when UFT is installed or the installation is modified:
Terminal Emulator Wizard. Provides a wizard that enables you to configure terminal emulator identifying settings. This item is displayed only when the Terminal Emulator (TE) Add-in is installed.
Stingray Wizard. Provides a wizard that enables you configure UFT to work with your Stingray application. This item is displayed only when the Stingray Add-in is installed.
Note: The Web Services Add-in is supported for backwards compatibility only and is not enabled by default. New tests and components can use HPE's API testing solution for web service testing purposes. To enable the Web Services Add-in for previously created tests, contact HPE Software support.
In addition, the Additional Installation Requirements utility enables you to perform the following:
Configure Internet Explorer settings. Select this check box to automatically configure the Internet Explorer options that enable UFT to use the Microsoft Script Debugger application during test runs.
You can configure these options manually before running UFT. In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options > Advanced. Then select Disable script debugging and Enable third-party browser extensions.
Configure DCOM settings for ALM Integration. Select this check box to automatically change DCOM permissions and security settings and open a firewall port on your UFT computer. These changes are only required if you want to run UFT tests remotely from ALM, and are running UFT on Windows 7. If you need to set these options manually, see the topic on Modifying DCOM Permissions Manually to Enable Remote Execution in the Unified Functional Testing Installation Guide. You can also automatically configure DCOM later by running the Additional Installation Requirements tool (Start > All Programs > HPE Software > HPE Unified Functional Testing > Tools > Additional Installation Requirements) or running the Remote Agent (<installation directory>\bin\UFTRemoteAgent.exe).
Configure DCOM settings for Automation Scripts. Select this check box to automatically change DCOM permissions and security settings to enable another computer to remotely control UFT using automation scripts.
Caution: Selecting this option enables remote users to control UFT on this machine, exposing the UFT computer to security risks.
For information on how to configure this option manually, see the topic on Modifying DCOM Permissions Manually to Enable Remote Execution in the Unified Functional Testing Installation Guide.
Run License Installation Wizard. Select this check box to run the Unified Functional Testing License Wizard. If you want to run UFT using the demo license for up to 30 days, do not select this check box.
Note: This option is not automatically selected when upgrading from QuickTest Professional version 9.5 or later because license data is retained. If you did not install a license before the upgrade, select this check box to run the Unified Functional Testing License Wizard.