Setting up a reporting site in SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition

I wanted to set up a load test reporting site, using the samples at http://www.codeplex.com/loadtestreports. On my host OS, I have IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition, so it was a slightly different setup.  If you’re going to develop any reports for TFS, it helps to have a practice site to work on,…

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When your web test recorder doesn’t show up

I typically run a 64-bit OS, so I occasionally see an issue with the Web Test Recorder explorer bar.  For example, the Web Test Recorder explorer bar wasn’t coming up during a test.  When I added the explorer bar manually, it wasn’t capturing any of the web interactions. It turns out, I wasn’t running Visual…

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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, and Some of the Effects

Some of you might have seen an error like Could not load type ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.WorkItemTypeDeniedOrNotExistException’ from assembly ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a’ (ref) or you might be using the Team Test Load Agent and see something like Failed to queue test run ‘username@MYCONTROLLER 2008-06-13 11:17:28’: Object of type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.LoadTesting.LoadTestConstantLoadProfile’ cannot be converted to type ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebStress.WebTestLoadProfile’. or some…

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Advanced issues for VSTS testers – Cross posts

  The guys over at SRL in Israel have posted some nifty topics on advanced testing (click here). The one I love is “Collecting performance counters from UNIX during VS load test”, below: Logon once and perform a number of tests Creating customized manual test templates Collecting performance counters from UNIX during VS load test…

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Sync points in Team System Load Tests

Sync points are something you can use to drive heavy load on a system. In some other tools, they’re called “Rendezvous points”. For example, you could have every user adding items to shopping carts at their own pace, then synchronizing so that they all check out in the same instant.  One of the nice aspects of…

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