Dotcom-Monitor provides the EveryStep Scripting Tool to record scripts for monitoring and load testing. The EveryStep Scripting Tool is a web-based, cross-platform tool available online in the browser. However, 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 and adding custom C# code.

Also, if it is necessary to test 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 or load testing from within the local network, you also need to install and configure a Private Agent or LoadView Onsite Proxy Agent software correspondingly on a desktop. See also: Enabling Windows Authentication for Intranet Web Apps Monitoring.

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:

  1. Login to your Dotcom-Monitor account.
  2. On the left sidebar menu, select EveryStep Recorder.
  3. Select Windows Desktop Application to download.
  4. Start the installer and follow the wizard to complete all the installation steps.

There are some recommendations to start the tool.

Logging in

If you have a Dotcom-Monitor account, 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 EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop, see EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop Video Tutorial.

By default, we start the EveryStep Scripting Tool under a currently logged-in user.

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.