A complete set of installation instructions and procedures is provided in the System Administrator Guide.

Related applications
The following applications are also provided for installation if required:
  • TP Director: This application should be installed when using APPC programs to help them run correctly when one of the connection partners is running in a multi-user environment such as Windows Terminal Server.
  • Script Engine: This is a separate application provided alongside Rumba to create and modify Rumba+ scripts. With Rumba+ scripts, you can automatically reconfigure the user interface, perform random access file operations, automate tasks, modify functionality, and handle incoming events.
  • Micro Focus Rumba+ Desktop Developers Edition Visual Studio Add-in: Integrates RDE .NET capabilities into Microsoft Visual Studio using templates, IntelliSense, code snippets, samples, and full documentation of the RDE .NET API.
  • VBA Add-On: Provides the ability to create macros using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
Note: Newer versions of these applications are available in line with Rumba+ Desktop 10.1 SP1.

If you have one of these applications installed, and have a previous version of Rumba+ Desktop:

  1. Uninstall the appropriate application.
  2. Uninstall Rumba+ Desktop.
  3. Install Rumba+ Desktop 10.1.
  4. Install the version of the application supplied with Rumba+ Desktop 10.1.
Upgrading Rumba+ Desktop
You can upgrade to Rumba+ Desktop 10.1 from all versions from 7.x onwards.

Data is migrated automatically if:

  • The version of Rumba+ being upgraded was installed using the default location for data folders.
  • The default location for data folders is also used during the upgrade.

Data is migrated as follows:

  • All data from:


    is copied to:

    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Micro Focus\Rumba

  • All data from:


    is copied to:

    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Micro Focus\Rumba

Upgrading from an evaluation version
  1. Ensure Rumba+ Desktop is not running.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
  3. Select Micro Focus Rumba+ Desktop and click Uninstall.
  4. Close the Program and Features window.
  5. Double-click the Rumba_<package> file, where <package> is one of :
    • AS400
    • Citrix
    • Mainframe
    • Office
    • UNIX
  6. Follow the instructions in the Rumba+ Setup Wizard.
Repairing Rumba+ Desktop
A Rumba+ Desktop installation can be repaired using the Windows Programs and Features dialog box. Choose Change > Repair from the Application Maintenance dialog box.
Types of installation
In addition to an upgrade, the installation package supports:
  • Installing on a computer with no previous Rumba+ installation
  • Administrative installation
  • SMS installation
  • Customized installations using transforms (.mst files)
Note: Advertising/Install on Demand is no longer supported.
Security compatibility with other Micro Focus products
Rumba+ Desktop Desktop 10.1 contains FIPS 140-2 compliant Security Services and supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)-formatted IP addresses for hosts.

As a result, Rumba+ Desktop 10.1 is only compatible with Rumba+ Desktop FTP Client 4.8 and Web-to-Host 6.9.3.