Interactive installation

Run the Abbyy.Recorder.<version>.exe file, select the language to run the Installation Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions in the Installation Wizard.

Note. ABBYY Recorder has two interface languages: English and Japanese. The Japanese interface is only available on operating systems with the Japanese locale enabled.

  1. License Agreement
    Read and accept the license agreement.
  2. Application Folders
    1. Installation folder
      Recorder will be installed into this folder. The default installation folder is:
      C:\Program Files\ABBYY Recorder
    2. Data folder
      Specify a local or network folder where the program will store its data. To keep data in %appdata%\ABBYY\Recorder\ folder, select Use AppData folder.
      Depending on the operating mode, which is set in the next installation step, different data are stored in the specified folder:
      1. When installed in Standalone mode, application logs and logs with recorded user activity are stored there.
      2. When installed in Server managed mode, only application logs are stored there.
  3. Installation Details
    1. Tag
      You may specify a tag. Tag is simply some text string that describes the current workstation with your Recorder instance. When installing in Server managed mode, tag is passed to Recording Service and helps the administrator identify a workstation in the Recording Service website. Username is not recommended as a tag because several users could occupy the same workstation.

      For example, you can specify the same tag when installing Recorder on several workstations, e.g., the 'accounting department' tag. Then you can easily find these workstations in the Recorders list on the Recording Service website by the 'accounting department' tag.
    2. Operation mode
      Select the Recorder operation mode:
      1. Standalone
        Standalone mode is useful for trial purposes. It has the following limitations:
            • Forms is unavailable
              In the 5.3 version, Task Mining obtained a fundamentally new approach to recording and analyzing user actions - Forms. A Form is a set of subsequent user actions in one application, window, or a web page. They are detected automatically by the Recording Service and Timeline if Recorder installed in the Server managed mode. In the Standalone mode forms are don't detected.
            • The feature Obfuscate user data does not apply to screenshots. This means records in text logs are encrypted, but data in screenshots aren't blurred.
            • Logs are not processed and not sent to Recording Service. Thus, it is impossible to use Recording Service to review recorded data and upload logs to ABBYY Timeline. You'll need to upload collected logs directly to ABBYY Timeline manually. For detailed information see 'How to Upload Logs to Timeline from a Recorder Installed in Standalone Mode' section.
              Important. Logs recorded in Standalone mode can only be uploaded to the Task Mining 2.5 project. Since the logs recorded in this mode do not contain information about the forms, they are not compatible with Task Mining 5.3 project and it is impossible to upload them to the 5.3 project.

When this mode is on:

            • Recording control (start/stop) remains with the local computer.
            • The logs with the recorded data are saved on the local computer.
            • Setup installs the Recorder Log Viewer utility. The utility allows opening the logs recorded by the Recorder installed in Standalone mode.
              For detailed information on usage of Recorder Log Viewer, see 'Recorder Log Viewer Guide'.
      1. Server managed
        When this mode is on, the recording control (start/stop) can be performed from Recording Service. User activity logs are automatically saved to the server.
        Specify the URL on which Recording Service is installed and accessible over Network.
  1. Installation Option
    Select browser extensions you want to install. Extensions allow Recorder to capture user actions in the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
    Note. The Recorder Firefox extension has several features. Please refer to the 'Known issues' > 'Recorder Firefox extension limitation' section for detailed information.

After Recorder is installed on users' computers, each user must enable extensions in browser. Below you will find instructions on how to enable the extension in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

Note. If a user has just been added to the Recorder-writer Active Directory group, you may need to restart the computer. This allows Recorder installed in the Server managed mode to connect to Recording Service.

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