Updated: Visual Studio 2012 RTM ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts

The Visual Studio 2012 RTM ALM Virtual Machine is now available!

This new VM replaces the previously available Visual Studio 2012 RC ALM virtual machine to use the final Visual Studio 2012 RTM releases.


This is the most comprehensive ALM virtual machine yet. It includes 20 hands-on-labs / demo scripts. 8 of these labs highlight features/scenarios which are brand new in Visual Studio 2012, and the remaining 12 of these scenarios were upgraded from the older Visual Studio 2010 ALM virtual machine.


Go here to start your downloads and to read more about this release!

Comments (7)
  1. Always on time! Thanks 😀

  2. Nagaraj says:

    Hi Brian,

    In VS2012 VPC Build is service is not working.

    When I try to register Build configuration in TFS 2012 Admin Console, It gives error "Server was unable to process the request–>Timeout Interval must be less than 2^32-2 " Parameter name dueTime.

    Kindly let me know is there anything I should to reconfigure Build Service.

    Thanks & Regards,


  3. Brian Keller says:

    @Nagaraj, the only time I have seen this issue is when people restart the virtual machine after booting it for the first time. Due to the date/time "hack" I have in the VM to fool TFS into thinking that it's mid-May (to support the Agile project management scenarios and show an iteration mid-flight) this creates problems if you boot the VM, make edits to anything related to TFS, then reboot.

    I suggest you start from a fresh extract of the VM and be careful not to reboot after making any updates to TFS data. You are allowed to reboot if you want for activation or if Windows detects additional hardware updates it needs to install, but after that you should rely on snapshots if you need to roll back to an earlier point in time.

  4. Carrd says:

    Hi Brian,

    This VM is great however the 1 thing that appears to be the Coded Ui Automation. Is there a lab and configuration document for this?

    This is the one area I am particularly interested in?

    Could you kindly let me know please?

    Many thanks.

  5. Brian Keller says:


    In the list see "Introduction to Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio Ultimate 2012"

  6. Jacob says:

    Has anyone succeeded converting this vhd image into a native-bootable vhd?

  7. Brian Keller says:

    @Jacob, not that I'm aware of. I would expect it to blue screen. Boot-to-VHD is a very different technology from virtual machines. The only thing they share in common really is a VHD disk file format.

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