How to Use Windows 7 “Problem Steps Recorder” from command line?
Problem Steps Recorder is a cool Windows 7 tool that can record your actions as a series of images. Refer earlier post here for more information about the tool. In this post I will explain how to use this tool from a command line window (cmd.exe).
psr.exe [/start |/stop][/output <fullfilepath>] [/sc (0|1)] [/maxsc <value>] [/sketch (0|1)] [/slides (0|1)] [/gui (o|1)] [/arcetl (0|1)] [/arcxml (0|1)] [/arcmht (0|1)] [/stopevent <eventname>] [/maxlogsize <value>] [/recordpid <pid>] /start :Start Recording. (Outputpath flag SHOULD be specified) /stop :Stop Recording. /sc :Capture screenshots for recorded steps. /maxsc :Maximum number of recent screen captures. /maxlogsize :Maximum log file size (in MB) before wrapping occurs. /gui :Display control GUI. /arcetl :Include raw ETW file in archive output. /arcxml :Include MHT file in archive output. /recordpid :Record all actions associated with given PID. /sketch :Sketch UI if no screenshot was saved. /slides :Create slide show HTML pages. /output :Store output of record session in given path. /stopevent :Event to signal after output files are generated. PSR Usage Examples: psr.exe psr.exe /start /output fullfilepath.zip /sc1 /gui 0 /record <PID> /stopevent <eventname> /arcetl 1 psr.exe /start /output fullfilepath.xml /gui 0 /recordpid <PID> /stopevent <eventname> psr.exe /start /output fullfilepath.xml /gui 0 /sc 1 /maxsc <number> /maxlogsize <value> /stopevent <eventname> psr.exe /stop Notes: 1. Output path should include a directory path (e.g. '.\file.xml'). 2. Output file can either be a ZIP file or XML file 3. Can't specify /arcxml /arcetl /arcmht /sc etc. if output is not a ZIP file.