I am looking to record action recordings for capture playback and eventually to use for CodedUI tests. The recording would be either via exploratory testing or running a test case.

Our application under test is web based and i run it in IE locally on my computer.

How should my test environment and test settings be configured? I don't need to run the tests on a remote computer.

Should i still have to enter information regarding IIS server, SQL server and set up roles etc or just leave the default settings of local computer.

I am only looking to capture the action log and no other diagnostic data at this time.

In the steps given for EXPLORING YOUR APP, one of the steps is this: "Get your app ready to start testing. For example, if itís a website, start the server." -- What is required for this step?

Thanks in advance for your help.