Questions: Installer Front Office Robot / Installation instructions


is there an installer (possibly also as a trial?) which only includes the front office robot,
which doesn’t install the complete UI Path package ?

Greetings !

No. Not really sure why you need to differentiate here - UiPath Studio installs Front Office, Back Office and the Robot Service. The type that you build is entirely down to you and the licensing determines how they run.

Front office licenses will not run if the session is unattended.


Hi Richard,

I need more details please, in order to understand better the problem.

I have two licenses: one for UiPath Studio Development and one for UiPath Front Office Robot.
The idea is to use the UiPath Studio license on the development machine and the UiPath Front Office Robot on the machine were we want to automate (the backoffice operator will decide when to run the robot).

We have installed (using the installer for Studio) and registered the UiPath Studio (using the Studio license activation code).
Now, we want to install only the Front office robot. To do this we need to use again the installer for Studio and to register it using the Robot Front Office license activation code or there is a different installer ?

Thank you !

The installer is the same so yes you will need to install Studio and register it using the Front Office license. Ultimately I believe the product will get to the point where you don’t actually need to install the full product on each machine as this is a little time consuming.

@qateam - are there plans to change this? What would be cool is to have the license key added to Orchestrator when you provision the license which would then allow a process to run on a machine without having UiPath installed. For Front Office automation I believe this is a very important improvement.



Hi Richard,
Sorry to bother you.
I just wanna know the differences between UiPath Studio and Robot because they look like two products on the official website, but in my understanding, studio should be able to do anything that a robot can do.
So I think maybe the point is about license or say, about the license fee. So it is the same software to be installed no matter you want the studio or the robot. What matters is the license you use, which will determine how many functions you can use in UiPath.
Am I right?
Sorry for this naive question, I am new to this software and I basically know nothing about it.
Looking forward to your reply and thank you!

UiPath Studio is the designer but when you install it the Robot Service is already installed. So from a development perspective there is no difference. However, when you go into production you need to purchase licenses so if you are running Back Office robots you need to purchase back Office license to run these.

If, however, you still require the use of Studio (typically most people will) then you can continue to work on those particular machines with just the Studio license which is a little cheaper.

At present you cannot install the robot service separately, so you have to install Studio on all machines you wish to run UiPath on regardless.


OK, now I understand, thanks a lot!
Yet I got new questions:
1, So you are saying that we can use studio as a robot with a studio license? If yes, what’s the point of purchasing back office robot, which is more expensive but not compulsory.
2, Noticed that you mention back office and front office, I wonder if all the robots can be divided into two types (Back Office and Front Office), and the only difference is if any manual operation during the process.
Appreciate it a lot if you can kindly reply.

With the back office license you can run on machines which are locked, there are some other limitations and also it is based on honesty when working at enterprise level. If you are only using for personal use then Back Office license is never necessary.

Yes Front Office robots work alongside, or are triggered by a user or agent. The licenses for these type of robots are considerably cheaper but you generally need more as you need one per machine.


OK thank you!
Last question: which license is more expensive, the studio or the Back office.
Thank you!

Back Office


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But I am still confused why people bought back office license since the studio license is cheaper and can do the back office work.

Sorry bothering you again

Because that’s against the license terms. Same way it is technically possible to do enterprise level applications with VisualStudio Community. That doesn’t make it legal either (not even going into ethics, as that’s pretty clear I think).

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@andrzej.kniola I am sure there is some physical restriction as well…just can’t remember what it is.

You mean in VS or UiPath?
In VS it’s mostly large-team support (which there are other tools for as well) and licensing.
In UiPath… maybe? Depending on version I guess. Don’t really know.

OK Got it.
thanks for your kindly reply!

I am not able to understand one thing that - Do I need to Connect to a Remote Desktop Connection to configure the robot with the orchestrator(i.e is it required that the orchestrator to which i am trying to configure the robot be present on different machines) or I can configure the robot with the orchestartor running on the same machine.

Orchestrator needs to be installed on Windows Server, so…technically you could run on the same machine but the typical setup would be to have Orchestrator on Windows Server and a separate VDI to run the robot.

Once installed you can access Orchestrator via https so you can view Orchestrator from the VDI (assuming connections allow it).

@andrzej.kniola is my first statement correct?

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