Currently, the selected browser will open automatically before the first steps are executed. If there was a way to prevent this from occurring until after a pretest script is executed that would be a HUGE plus. Much the same QTP allows you to just execute a script and doesn't require the browser even be open and later you InvokeApplication to start the web based scripting. For instance if I want to change my hosts file to point to a specific DEV box I need to execute a batch file to update my hosts. But if the browser is open first then it's going to wherever it wants really. The only way around I've found is to execute the first cycle with a blank row to skip to the next iteration of the script but at the end clear and go to next hosts.