StresStimulus has one installer for standalone and Fiddler addon versions. Download the installer from our website here and double-click to launch it.

Welcome screen

At the welcome screen, click Next to start the installation wizard.

License Agreement

Once you accept the license agreement select the accept radio button and click Next

Installation Type

Select the product you want to install and click Next

  • StresStimulus Load Testing Tool includes standalone and Fiddler versions, plus the PerfMon agent
  • StresStimulus PerMonAgent is the PerfMon agent only. Use this option if installing on a server you wish to monitor.

Features to install

Select the features you wish to install

  • StresStimulus standalone tool. Installs StresStimulus standalone tool. This feature can't be unchecked.
    • SQL Compact Edition (CE) 3.5. Installs SQL CE v3.5. If already installed, this feature will not be on the list.


      Starting from v5.7, SQL CE is deprecated, and this option is optional. Only install it for backward compatibility and to open test SQL CE test results from previous versions.

  • Fiddler Add-on. Installs StresStimulus Fiddler addon. This is optional but recommended. 
    • Fiddler. If Fiddler Add-on is selected and Fiddler is not installed, then this feature will install Fiddler. If Fiddler is already installed, this feature will not be on the list. This feature requires an internet connection.

Install addon later

If you choose not to install the Fiddler Add-on or if you are behind a firewall and get the below warning during installation,

You can install it later from the StresStimulus main menu > Help > About > click Download Fiddler link

If installing Fiddler automatically fails, download Fiddler from the following URL and install Fiddler manually.

Installation Folder

Select the folder to install StresStimulus. Default is %ProgramFiles%\Stimulus Technology\StresStimulus


Select the start menu folder to add StresStimulus shortcuts. Also, select if you wish to add shortcuts to the desktop and quick launch toolbar.


Click Next to begin the installation.


Installation may take 1-5 minutes, depending on the features selected.

Trusting Root Certificates

To record HTTPS traffic, StresStimulus and Fiddler root certificates must be trusted. On this screen, select which certificate to trust (StresStimulus, Fiddler, or both). Click next and follow the on-screen instructions. For more on certificates, see Enabling HTTPS in standalone version and Enabling HTTPS in Fiddler

Installation complete

Once the installation is complete, check Launch StresStimulus to launch the application. Click Finish.

Command-line switches

To use command-line switches, download the cmd installer here.

StresStimulusInstaller.exe [-n | -i | -u | /?] [/q] [/agent]

-n: Run the installer to install StresStimulus (Default).

-i: Run the installer to update the existing StresStimulus installation with existing settings. If StresStimulus is not installed, then -n flag is used.

-u: Run the installer to remove the existing StresStimulus installation. If StresStimulus is not installed, then -n flag is used.

/q: Run the installer in quiet mode (silent installation). If running with -n flag, all default settings will be applied.

/agent: After the installer is complete, start StresStimulus as a Windows Service agent. Only compatible with -n and /q flags

/?: Outputs the command line switch help.

See also:

Unattended Installation

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