I re-used a VM to keep UIpath contained, and at some point it lost it’s activation, so it displays the message that it’s not activated. I even updated Windows to try to install newer .NET to make UIPath happy.
I’m also having problems getting basic fundamental activities to work. I can’t get any “exists” activity to work.
Are these two related? Does UIPath care if Windows is or is not activated?
Also, I’ve noticed that the activation message comes and goes, so there’s that too lol
I have to assume the lost activation concerns the Windows, and not UiPath. In that case, see above - no issue for UiPath.
Whenever an issue like that occurs for me, I try to simply the example. For example, in this case I would open Notepad, type in there 404 [Routes] and try to point my Text Exists activity to the Notepad window. If it works with that, then I just eliminated a few factors from the equation.
So far, the only problem I have been able to determine about an unactivated Windows is if UIPath is looking at the screen, it will see the text overlay, and therefore presumably interfere with any OCR scanning.
As far as my problem, I gave up on the -Exists activities, and I’m using Get Text to pull the text, and then doing my own comparison. It seems to be working for this project, but I am deeply concerned that the activity fails.
If I ever finish this lesson and certification process, I’ll consider spending time on debugging UIPath activities, but I am not particularly motivated to do so.