How to install Bizagi and configure processes in restricted environments

4 Years Ago


The installation of Bizagi Studio and/or Automation Server in Environments with high security configurations may fail due to the policies defined for the environment. This guide gives you a check lists for the options available in System Settings for a successful installation and project creation in such restricted environments.

Applies to

Bizagi all versions – Windows Server 2016 and SQL server 2016

What you need to do?

Follow the next procedure to install Bizagi:

1. Open the Registry editor (running the command regedit) and drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control and verify whether the ServicesPipeTimeout key exits.

If the key does not exist, right-click the Control node and click New > DWORD Value. Enter ServicesPipeTimeout as its name.

If the key exists or after its creation, right-click it and select Modify…
Select Decimal base and enter 240000 as value. This is equivalent of four minutes.

2. Disable UAC. Open the Registry editor (running the command regedit) and drill down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.

Find the key EnableLUA and change its value to 0.

3. Reboot the server after you change the registry.

4. Set your machine’s Time Zone to EST: (UTC-05:00) Eastern time (USA & Canada).

5. Add the installation account to the Administrators group. To do so, use the Computer Management option available for Windows.

6. Open Local Security Policy then, navigate to user rights and management. Add the installation account Log on As Service.

7. Install Bizagi following the installation wizard.

8. For Bizagi Studio, once the installation is completed, edit the BizAgiStudio.exe.config file located where Bizagi Studio was installed. Typically, this path is C:\Program Files\Bizagi\Bizagi Studio\Studio\

Add the key <enforceFIPSPolicy enabled="false"/> under the <runtime> section.

Considerations when creating processes

Once Bizagi was installed, consider the following recommendations:

  • Install SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 CU2 or higher
  • Make sure the ports TCP 1433, UDP 1434 and TCP 135 are open in your machine from Bizagi Studio and Automation Server to SQL server
  • When SQL browser is stopped due to rules and regulations, use SQLINSTANCENAME 1433 when creating Database for your project
  • The time zone must match with SQL Server


Last Modified:4 Years Ago
Last Modified By: JorgeR
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