The EveryStep Scripting Tool is a web-based, cross-platform tool available online in the browser.  In some cases, it may be necessary to use the desktop version of the tool.

When The EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop Can Be Useful

To make some more advanced changes in the script after recording, the desktop version of the EveryStep Scripting Tool is the way to go. In addition to a wide choice of built-in features provided by the web-based version, the EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop supports manual inline script editing as well as adding custom C# code.

Also, if it is necessary to monitor web applications that are not accessible from outside a company’s network, the EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop can be installed and launched from a desktop.

To perform monitoring from within the local network, you need to install and configure a Private Agent software on a desktop.

Installation and Launch Walk-through

System requirements:

  • 2 GB RAM or higher
  • CPU 1 GHz or higher
  • Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.7

The software should be installed and run under a user with Administrator rights.

To install the software login to your Dotcom-Monitor account and download the software installer under the Tools menu. Then start the installer and follow the wizard to complete all the installations steps. There are some recommendations to start the tool.

Secondary Logon Service

Upon the start, you will be prompted to enable the Secondary Logon Service. The Secondary Logon Service allows the EveryStep scripting tool to launch IE as a different user to clear the browser history and browser cache upon each script playback. In case you need to set up monitoring in the Internet Explorer browser, it is recommended to enable the service.

On the other hand, the EveryStep scripting tool comes with Google Chrome that can be used to record and replay scripts independently of the local browser instances. In the case of Chrome or mobile browsers, select to ignore the Secondary Logon option. The EveryStep scripting tool will be started under the current user and the browser history will be cleared automatically.

Logging in

If you have a Dotcom-Monitor accountant, log in to the EveryStep scripting tool with the corresponding credentials. You can also opt for SSO Login (if configured for your Dotcom-Monitor account) or try the free version of the tool that doesn’t require a Dotcom-Monitor account.

Recording the script

To configure monitoring using the EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop, see EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop Video Tutorial.

In the case of using Internet Explorer to record and play the script, make sure there are no other IE instances running on the computer. Otherwise, the browser cache will affect script playback.

For script editing, refer to Editing a script with EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop.

How to Use The EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop on a Mac

Even though the desktop version of The EveryStep Scripting Tool is a Windows-only application, there are some recommendations on how to use the tool on a Mac.

First, you need to install Windows OS on a Mac. To do this, you can use any of the available approaches, for example, using either Boot Camp or virtualization. Find more information here.

Once the Windows OS has been configured, log in to your Dotcom-Monitor account, and under the Tools menu, select to download the desktop version of the EveryStep Scripting Tool software. After software installation, the EveryStep Scripting Tool can be launched and used as normal.