Lab Management General Distribution Release is now available

We are happy to announce that the General Distribution Release for lab management in Visual Studio 2010 is now available. A couple of weeks back, we announced the general availability of lab management, licensing changes, and what’s changed since RC. You can review these here.

The final bits are now available for download to licensed customers. Here are the links to get the update that upgrades lab management functionality: The patch you need to install and the KB article that describes the update.

You need to install this patch on the following machines:

  1. Team Foundation Server
  2. Client machine (i.e. the machine running Microsoft Test Manager)
  3. Visual Studio Test Controller
  4. Build machines
  5. All the virtual machines and templates that are part of your environments. The patch has updates for the agents installed on the virtual machines.

If you haven’t configured lab management already, this page has useful links to help you get started and setup lab management.

This is a great moment for the product team. We can’t wait to see you use lab management and reap the benefits. Please provide us your valuable feedback.

Comments (7)
  1. Fatih says:


    After installing the patch on TFS 2010 over Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 I got an exception, and now i cannot connect to TFS. Its keep saying "Servicing" when i try to open administration console.

    Whats wrong with my installation? and what should I do to make it work?


  2. Vijay Vedantham says:

    Hello Fatih

    Can you please eloborate on what you meant by exception, was there an error, if so what was it?.

    We have seen an issue, where after installing the patch, it prompts for reboot, and after reboot the collection remains in servicing.

    In this case, you can open a cmd prompt and do the following

    – cd "%ProgramFiles%Microsoft TeamFoundation Server 2010tools"

    – TfsConfig updates /reapply

    Let me know if this fixes your issue.



  3. Roland says:


    Where can I find recommended hardware parameters for tfs lab management system?


  4. Peter Bateman (MSFT) says:

    Hi Roland.

    The hardware and software requirements for Lab Management are described in the topic "Configuring Lab Management for the First Time" at…/dd380687.aspx.



  5. Christian says:


    I installed Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 RTM. I then applied the servicepack 1 for VS and TFS. Unfortunately I forgot to install the Lab Management GDR update (KB983578) before. Is the GDR update included in SP1? If not, is it possible to install the GDR update after SP1?



  6. Duc says:

    I also wondered if it is necessary to install the Lab Management GDR in addition to SP1.  According to bharry it is included in SP1.…/installing-all-the-new-stuff.aspx

  7. SP1 includes the GDR bits of lab management. So, SP1 is all you need to install.

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