Is it possible to install the LoadGen Agent manually?

Yes, copy the LoadGen Agent folder to a machine which needs to be a LoadGen Agent:


  1. Find the LoadGen Add-in folder: C:\Program Files\LoadGen\LoadGen Director\LoadGen Agent
  2. Copy the folder to the machine which needs to have the LoadGen Agent installed
  3. The location of the folder must be: C:\Program Files (x86)\LoadGen\LoadGen Agent
When the copy succeeded follow the next steps:


  1. Go to the Windows Start Menu.
  2. Type cmd.
  3. Right-click the Command Prompt shortcut.

  1. Press Yes when the User Account Control window pops up.
  2. In the Command Prompt window go to the correct folder:
    cd "c:\Program Files (x86)\LoadGen\LoadGen Agent"
  3. Type "LoadGen LoadBot Agent.exe" /install in the Command Prompt.


Uninstall the LoadGen Agent

Follow steps 1 to 5, as the final step you need to type: "LoadGen LoadBot Agent.exe" /uninstall


LoadGen Agent for VMware Horizon VDI and Azure Virtual Desktop

Release: LoadGen - 2020-Q3

From LoadGen release 2020-Q3 it's not necessary anymore to install the LoadGen Agent for VMware Horizon or Windows Virtual Desktop manually although you still can by following this article

If you want to manually install the LoadGen Agent on a VMware Horizon or Windows Virtual Desktop VDI machine. First of all, you have to follow steps 1 to 6 in this article. After you have installed the Agent manually follow the additional steps:
  1. Create an XML file in the location of the VDI Agent "c:\Program Files (x86)\LoadGen\LoadGen Agent" named LoadGenLocalAgent.xml
  2. Add the following content to this file:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<LocalAgentConfig xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="">
  1. Make sure you change false to true in the <Enabled> tag
  2. Enter the correct values of your LoadGen Director machine within the <DirectorHostName> and <DirectorIP> tags
  3. Restart the LoadGen Agent service
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