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UFT Support Tip: What is the Unified Functional Testing (UFT) UFT4WinRT service?

This service is used and needed for the new UFT 12.x Windows Runtime Add-in. the Windows Runtime Add-in allows to test Windows Runtime applications (from the Windows Store) created to run on Windows Runtime environments (Windows 8.x, Windows RT, or Windows Server 2012).


When installing UFT, a service named UFT4WinRT is installed on the computer.

To use UFT to test Windows Runtime applications, it’s ‘required to start this service (in the Windows Task Manager in the Services tab).


The windows user must have administrative privileges to enable the service.


This service enables to use UFT in the Windows Runtime environment through the following:


  • Sets the integrity level of UFT to High (default is Medium)
  • Runs UFT in elevated mode
  • Runs UFT with the UAC for the user enabled.


This service enables to use common UFT tools, such as the Object Spy, Navigate and Learn toolbar, and recording for a Windows Runtime application.


Note: When testing a non-Windows Runtime application (that opens from the Desktop section in Windows 8.x or Windows Server 2012), It should use the Standard Windows Add-in.


Also there is a related kb article on our software suport portal : KM01339230

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