What is Bot Runner?
ElectroNeek Bot Runner is a tool that executes bots without needing to install and run ElectroNeek Studio. Bot Runner executes bots either from the local machine or those published to Orchestrator.
What operating systems can Bot Runner run on?
Bot Runner can run on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019. The main focus is on Windows 10.
Does Bot Runner require internet access to operate?
If Bot Runner is used to run attended bots then internet access is not required unless there are activities in the workflow that uses the internet (such as “HTTP Request” or similar). If Bot Runner is supposed to run bots published to Orchestrator, then internet access is required to check the user’s license and permissions to use Orchestrator.
How users can scale and deploy Bot Runners?
The Bot Runner tool can be downloaded without any account in the ElectroNeek ecosystem and installed on any number of machines freely. Users can run an unlimited number of attended bots as well without any fee which is a unique offer on the RPA market.
What are the technical limitations for attended bots with regards to unattended bots?
Attended and unattended bots do not have technical limitations. What kind of bots should be used depends on the budget and on the use cases. Typically attended bots are good small helpers especially in combination with the user interaction. Unattended bots come together with Orchestrator. While Orchestrator itself is paid, there are no fees that depend on the number of unattended bots. Unattended bots are meant to run independently without user interference.
Can a bot be launched through the Windows Command Prompt?
Yes, .neex files can be launched through the Windows Command Prompt. To do that, launch the command prompt, type the full path to the .neex file that is to be executed, for example:
Then hit “Enter”. If the ElectroNeek Bot Runner application was not launched before, this action will trigger Bot Runner to run and after Bot Runner is launched, the execution will start immediately.
Can bots work on minimized virtual machines/RDPs?
Yes, bots can work on VMs and RDPs with a minimized window.
Can Studio Pro work simultaneously with Bot Runner on the same machine?
Studio Pro and Bot Runner are two different applications: they do not depend on each other. However, keep in mind that if Bot Runner is running some algorithm while you are working in Studio Pro on the same computer, your interaction with desktop applications, including Studio Pro, can disrupt the work of the bot. Bot Runner, which executes the algorithm, can also interfere with other applications: this depends on system resources, computer configuration, and other factors. We do not guarantee the stable performance of the platform when running the algorithm through Bot Runner and actively working in Studio Pro at the same time.
You can learn more about bot launching options in this article.