Install and Set Up the Desktop Agent 3
- How to install the Desktop Agent 3
- How to register a tenant in the Desktop Agent 3
- A Windows PC
- If you are using a MAC, please install a VDI
The Desktop Agent 3 is a component of SAP Process Automation that is installed locally on user desktops. It executes automation projects that launch and run applications of various kinds, read information from screens, enter data, click options, and process data.
- Step 1
The Desktop Agent 3 is an on-premise component of SAP Process Automation that is installed locally on user desktops. It executes automation projects that launch and run applications of various kinds, read information from screens, enter data, click options, and process data.
The very first time you launch the Desktop Agent 3 on your workstations, you will be prompted to log in. If you are unsure of your login details, please ask an administrator.
- Step 2
CAUTION: If you are a P user, you will have to download the Desktop Agent 3 from the SAP Development Tools. Please choose option Manually.
- Step 3
When you install the Desktop Agent 3, it will automatically set up the SAP Process Automation web browser extension for Google Chrome and Edge.
To prevent issues during the installation, please close all the Chrome or Edge tabs opened on your machine.
The minimum version of the Desktop Agent supported by SAP Process Automation is 3.7.41.
Open the downloaded file with administrator rights. Select Next to begin the installation process.
Make sure you install the service, and confirm.
Wait for the installation process to complete.
Once the installation has been successfully completed, choose Finish and launch the Desktop Agent 3.
A Google Chrome extension and an Edge add-on are installed when you install the Desktop Agent but you have to enable them (at least the Google Chrome extension).
On Google Chrome select the manage extensions under Extensions.
Enable SAP Process Automation extension.
- Step 4
Once the installation steps of the SAP Robotic Process Automation setup wizard are completed, you need to register your agent and connect it to a SAP Process Automation tenant in order to execute automations.
The Agent icon will be available on your System Tray, when the Desktop Agent 3 is installed.
Once you have completed the installation process of the SAP Process Automation setup, what needs to be done in order to execute automations?
- Step 5
Navigate back to the Application Development. Select Settings. Choose Agents Management then Add Agent.
When the pop-up window opens, select your agent and choose Add agent.
Your agent is now added and ready to run.