Test agent, Test Controller and MSTEST FAQ

MSTEST: 1. Do I need to install full VS to use MSTEST? Is there any light weight option? You need not have full VS to bring in MSTEST. Test agent is a light weight option to bring in MSTEST. Refer to the below link for details: http://blogs.msdn.com/anutthara/archive/2009/12/16/running-tests-in-mstest-without-installing-the-vs-ide.aspx 2. Does MSTEST work for 64 bit binaries?…

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Lab Build agents – How it works

The Lab management end-to-end workflow works leverages the Team Foundation Build Agent/Build Controllers to do the deployment. Given that build agent is primarily targeted for compiling sources, a getting-started user will get a bunch of questions : a) How does the build agent inside a lab environment work ? b) Can I use the build…

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Creating a bug when test fails in E2E

In one of the earlier post, we saw how to customize the E2E workflow to automatically create a bug on hitting a test failure. This post enhances the scenario further by taking a snapshot of the environment after the test run and attaching a link to the snapshot to the newly created bug. Attached is…

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Creating a bug on test failure ….

One of the common requirement while running E2E build is to log a bug automatically when the test run fails. It is very simple to achieve this functionality by customizing the workflow. Lets go through the steps for the same : 1.Make a copy of “labdefaulttemplate.xaml ” and check-in the new xaml. This post talks…

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What’s new in E2E in RC

Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC) was made available for public download yesterday (Feb 10th) and here is our team’s blog on “What’s new in Visual Studio Lab management for RC“. In RC we have made tremendous changes with respect to agent user accounts and getting your first lab environment up and running. And this time…

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Deployment scripts and Machine names

In a typical nightly build scenario involving a multi tier app, the deployment and test scripts running on one tier might need the machine name of the other tier. Example: To provision IIS account on SQL, the computer name of the web tier need to be passed to the scripts that will be run on…

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Macros for E2E deployment

Lab management 2010 helps in automating the daily build scenario end to end, using the build-deploy-test workflow. The deployment scripts being run as part of the workflow can be anything from a batch file to an MSI or a power shell script. Few in-built macros are available to facilitate authoring of deployment scripts. Let us…

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