UiPath Installers: UiPathStudioSetup.exe & UiPathPlatform.msi
Studio user guide offers updated information about Installing and Licensing.
Download URL: Free Community Edition
Includes: UiPath Studio, UiPath Robot in user-mode(it has has same permissions as the user under which it has been installed)
%localappdata%\UiPath(the one here is always the latest version) and
%localappdata%\UiPath\app-**.*.****(the one here is specific to a version)
Can’t run under locked screen(the Robot service is running under the User session and not under the local system)
Is always auto-updating which is not desirable in production environments
No administrator rights needed in order to install it
When installing, you can NOT change the installation folder
If the saved options are overwritten and Studio asks to provide email every time it starts, that usually means that when the user is trying to open Studio, it actually opens the installer – for this, create a shortcut from
Download URL: UiPath RPA Platform
Includes: UiPath Studio, UiPath Robot(with all the rights of a Windows service), Orchestrator
When you request the Trial you will receive the .msi installer and a trial code
Administrator rights needed in order to install it
!!! You cannot go back to Community Edition after activating a license key on a machine. It contravenes with CE terms and conditions. After you have once activated a device with a license code in the past you cannot use the free edition on the same device. After code activation, the device ID remains registered in the system and it does not allow you to go back and activate CE.
In special situations where the above should be approved (going to Community after using a trial or license key) you will need to reach out to support and give details on your request and also provide the device ID of the machine. If the request is approved, support will release the device ID from the system and it will be possible to activate CE.
!!! Regardless of the installer:
When you choose Start free the first time you open Studio, you will have Community Edition. You have to choose Activate License(and enter a valid license key) in order to get the Enterprise version.
Online activation is mandatory if you choose Start free.
Community Edition expires in 12 weeks. After this period it has to be renewed here: https://www.uipath.com/renew-community-license.
The Trial license will expire in 60 days. After this period, if you want to continue using UiPath Platform(and if you are fit for a renew), you will have to make a request here - select Service request - Licensing.
UiPath: Community vs Enterprise
CE is a fully functional edition of UiPath Platform.
Because it’s free:
- support is only available on this Forum(this means no ticketing support)
- it cannot be activated offline
- since there is no server integration, CE Robots can only be connected to Orchestrator CE - for evaluation and training purposes. In Orchestrator Community Edition there are two free Development type Robots that you can provision. Details about Robot types in the Orchestrator user guide: