29.5 Using the Transaction Recorder

You can record a transaction using an intuitive playback recorder that automatically records a series of user actions and navigation paths. You can play back transactions interactively, know whether it is internal or external to the data center, and understand the in-depth break-out of response times across all tiers of the Web application for quick diagnosis.

You must install the transaction recorder in your computer to record transactions. The transaction recorder is also used for playing back and tracing transactions. The transaction recorder is downloaded from the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control server the first time any of these actions is performed. The transaction recorder requires some Microsoft libraries to be installed in your computer. If these libraries are not present during installation, they are automatically downloaded and installed from the Microsoft site. Make sure that your computer has access to the Internet to download these files. After the installation has been completed, you may need to restart your computer to make the changes effective.