LR 12.53: Unable to use Vugen to record "HP Web Tours" demo application on Windows 7, IE 11

Just downloaded LR 12.53 trial version last week, got HP Web Tours working and started going through the tutorial.  When I started to try to get Vugen working, it now launches IE 11 with the intended URL but HP Tours fails to launch (although it works when I launch it manually).  I have already checked the options mentions (limiting Windows DEP, disabling IE add-ons) and tried it once with firewall (Symantec Endpoint Protection) turned off, but that has not fixed the problem.

Sending along the following log data in case that helps.

[API Trapper      (2ee4:22ac)] Recording in 32-bit mode: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
[API Trapper      (2804:215c)] Recording in 64-bit mode: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
[API Trapper      (2428:2eb8)] Recording in 32-bit mode: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)] Load Network Traffic Analyzers:
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Analyzer Module: WPLUS (value=)
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Analyzer Module: WebBase (value=GetHttpProtocolAnalyzer:api_http_filter.dll)
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Network Analyzer: api_http_filter.dll @ GetHttpProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Interception Auditors: WinInetWplusInterceptionAudit:api_http_filter.dll
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Analyzer Module: QTWeb (value=GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer:WebSocketAnalyzer.dll)
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Network Analyzer: WebSocketAnalyzer.dll @ GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)]     Analyzer Module: local_server (value=)
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Network Analyzer (2428:26f0)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
[Network Analyzer (2428:27ac)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 127.0.0.1:1080   (Service=)  (Sid=  1)  PROXIED!
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)] Load Network Traffic Analyzers:
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Analyzer Module: WPLUS (value=)
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Analyzer Module: WebBase (value=GetHttpProtocolAnalyzer:api_http_filter_x64.dll)
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Network Analyzer: api_http_filter_x64.dll @ GetHttpProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Interception Auditors: WinInetWplusInterceptionAudit:api_http_filter_x64.dll
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Analyzer Module: QTWeb (value=GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer:WebSocketAnalyzer_x64.dll)
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Network Analyzer: WebSocketAnalyzer_x64.dll @ GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)]     Analyzer Module: local_server (value=)
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[Network Analyzer (2804:2b64)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
[Network Analyzer (2804:2628)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 204.79.197.200:80   (Service=)  (Sid=  1)  PROXIED!
[Network Analyzer (2804:2d90)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
[Network Analyzer (2804:2848)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
[Network Analyzer (2804:2d90)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 72.21.81.200:443   (Service=)  (Sid=  2)  PROXIED!
[Network Analyzer (2804:2848)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 72.21.81.200:443   (Service=)  (Sid=  3)  PROXIED!

VuGen has detected that the application has encountered the following error:


VuGen was unable to connect to the selected application to record the HTTP traffic

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  • When I change from Proxy to Direct recording, request connection shows "Hooked" instead of "Proxied", but otherwise the same end result (below).

    I should mention that when I launch the IE session for "Web Tours" manually, the login page comes up quickly.  When I launch it through Vugen, the login page never appears, as if something about the way Vugen is set up is preventing the launch of the application in IE 11 from working.

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    [API Trapper (3148:3194)] Recording in 32-bit mode: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    [API Trapper (2ebc: fb0)] Recording in 64-bit mode: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    [API Trapper (20f0:266c)] Recording in 32-bit mode: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] Load Network Traffic Analyzers:
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] Analyzer Module: QTWeb (value=GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer:WebSocketAnalyzer.dll)
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] Network Analyzer: WebSocketAnalyzer.dll @ GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] Analyzer Module: local_server (value=)
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Network Analyzer (20f0: 658)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
    [Network Analyzer (20f0:2148)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 127.0.0.1:1080 (Service=) (Sid= 1) HOOKED! , Socket Type=1
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Load Network Traffic Analyzers:
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Analyzer Module: WPLUS (value=)
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Analyzer Module: WebBase (value=GetHttpProtocolAnalyzer:api_http_filter_x64.dll)
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Network Analyzer: api_http_filter_x64.dll @ GetHttpProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Interception Auditors: WinInetWplusInterceptionAudit:api_http_filter_x64.dll
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Analyzer Module: QTWeb (value=GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer:WebSocketAnalyzer_x64.dll)
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Network Analyzer: WebSocketAnalyzer_x64.dll @ GetWebSocketProtocolAnalyzer Loaded!
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Analyzer Module: local_server (value=)
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:14c4)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2418)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2418)] (Sid: 1) Bind to local address @ 10.0.1.185:0
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Address lookup for ADMINIB-OJJGI6T = 10.0.1.160
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2418)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 204.79.197.200:80 (Service=) (Sid= 1) HOOKED! , Socket Type=1
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] (Sid: 2) Bind to local address @ 10.0.1.185:0
    [Network Analyzer (2ebc:2380)] Request Connection: Remote Server @ 204.79.197.200:80 (Service=) (Sid= 2) HOOKED! , Socket Type=1
    VuGen has detected that the application has encountered the following error:

    VuGen was unable to connect to the selected application to record the HTTP traffic

    The possible reasons for this failure may be:
    * Interference Internet Explorer add-ons.
    * Windows Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature is on.

    In order to enable recording, we suggest:

    Disable Add-Ons in Internet Explorer.
    1. From the Internet Explorer menu, click Tools |Internet Options.
    2. Click the Programs tab.
    3. Click Manage add-ons.
    4. Click the Add-on you wish to disable, then click the Disable radio button.
    NOTE: This option will only be available when an Add-on is selected.
    5. IE7 users also have the ability to delete the ActiveX control.
    6. Follow the steps outlined above to select the ActiveX control.
    7. Click the Delete button found under Delete ActiveX.
    NOTE: This option will only be available when an ActiveX control is selected.
    8. Not all Add-ons in the list are active. Toggle the Show drop-down to view add-ons currently loaded in Internet Explorer.
    9. Click OK to exit the Manage Add-ons menu
    10. Click OK to exit the Internet Options menu
    11. If a necessary add-on has been mistakenly disabled, repeat steps 1-3 above, highlight the disabled add-on, then click the Enable radio button.
    12. Close Internet Explorer and restart it for changes to take effect.

    Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.
    1. Open Control Panel.
    2. Click System.
    3. Click Advanced or Advanced System Settings tag.
    4. Click Settings button under Performance.
    5. Click Data Execution Prevention tab.
    6. Select the first option (Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only).


    Click Continue to ignore this warning and continue recording.
    Click Cancel Recording to cancel the recording.

  • Hi All,

    I am also troubled with similar behavior. Please post incase any solution is identified.

    Thanks !!