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Install a WPM Recorder

Updated: September 18, 2018

The WPM Recorder captures web browser steps as you perform them to simulate the typical steps taken by end users, including mouse clicks, text input, file downloads, and matching text strings and images. The purpose of the recorder is to create your own test scenarios. You can install a WPM Recorder on any machine that meets system requirements, as described next.

In addition to meeting SolarWinds Orion agent requirements, machines that host a WPM Recorder must meet the following requirements:




Single core processor


2 GB

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8, 2012, Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016

TCP/IP ports


80 (TCP) open for http traffic

443 (TCP) open for https traffic

17777 (TCP) open for SolarWinds traffic


Internet Explorer (IE) 11

If your organization requires an earlier IE version, use IE 11's document modes to emulate earlier versions.

Add a recorder

When WPM is installed on the Orion server, local copies of the WPM Recorder and WPM Player are added automatically.

To add a recorder:

  1. Click Settings > All Settings> WPM Settings > Manage Recordings.
  2. On the Manage Recordings page, click Download recorder locally.
  3. Click the TransactionRecorder.exe file in the Windows taskbar.
  4. If a User Account Control window prompts for permission to install the program, click Yes.
  5. When the WPM Recorder Setup Wizard appears, click Next.
  6. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  7. To verify installation, launch the WPM Recorder application and create a recording.

If desired, copy TransactionRecorder.exe to another machine and install the recorder in the default directory, C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\SEUM\Recorder. On remote machines, you can either:

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