ALM Explorer Add-In is useful if you are unable to download ActiveX controls or if your browser restricts the use of ActiveX components. The only components that are downloaded when you use ALM Explorer are ALM components.


ALM Explorer does not support Performance Center windows, such as the Performance Test Designer, Performance Trending, or MyPC. These windows open in a standard Web browser.

If the machine has no internet access, then Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package x86 must be pre-installed manually.

Due to an installer bug, only v14.0.23026 is usable; Newer versions of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015, 2017, or 2019 x86 must be uninstalled first!

The required file is available from Microsoft at

Newer versions of VC++ can be re-applied after installation is complete.


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ALM Explorer For ALM 15.5x
2.6 MB
Sep 4, 2020
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Version 15.50 · 15.51
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nstallation and Usage InstructionsPrerequisite: On the machine on which you want to install and run ALM Explorer:

  • For Windows 8.1: Install update 2919355 (see
  • For Windows 8.1/Windows 10: Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.
  1. Log in with administrator privileges.
  2. If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10), either:

* Disable UAC and then perform the regular installation described in step 3.* Keep UAC enabled and continue with the silent installation described in step 3, making sure to open the command prompt window as an administrator.3. To install the add-in, do one of the following:* Regular installation:a. Click the download link to download and install this add-in on your ALM client machine.b. As prompted, click Save to download and then Open to install.c. Follow the instructions.* Silent installation:To silently install, upgrade, or uninstall this add-in on your ALM client machine:a. Click the download link and save the add-in on your ALM client machine.b. Open a Microsoft Windows command prompt window.Note: For Windows 8.1, open the command prompt window using the Run as Administrator… option, even if you belong to the Administrator group.c. Navigate to the folder in which you saved the add-in, and type: ALMExplorerAddIn.exe /s /v/quiet /iUsage instructionsTo open ALM Explorer:

  1. Choose Start > HP ALM Explorer 15.5x > HP ALM Explorer 15.5x.
  2. In the Address box, type your ALM URL (http://<ALM server name>/qcbin) and click the Go button. ALM Explorer connects to the ALM server and displays the Login window.

Setting the default for opening ALMTo set the default for opening ALM (either with ALM Explorer or with your Web browser interface):1. In ALM Explorer, choose Tools> TD Links Setup.2. Choose one of the following options as your default:* Open all TD links in IE* Open all TD links in ALM Explorer* TD Links will be opened only for specified list3. Depending on the option you choose, enter the enabled fields in the dialog box.4. Click OK.Notes* To start Site Administration, type: http://<ALM server name>/qcbin/SiteAdmin.jsp* To start Lab Management, type: http://<ALM server name>/qcbin/start_a.jsp?projectType=LabManagement


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