Installing and Configuring Test Controller

This is Syed Aslam Basha here from Information security and risk management team.

In continuation with my earlier blog posts on automation using VS2010, I  will show “Installing and configuring test controller” which will help in running the CUITs from Microsoft Test Manager.

  • Install the test controller by going through the installation wizard
  • Launch configure test controller from start –> All programs –> Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 –> Microsoft Visual Studio Test Controller 2010 Configuration Tool
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  • You can select network service/ this account (enter user name and password to be used) for the test controller service to be used
  • Click on checkbox “Register with team project collection” this will be required as I will be creating and using environments to run tests
  • Enter team project collection as http://YourTFS:8080/TFS/MyCollection. Make sure you select/enter appropriate team project collection. You should have access on TFS and the team project collection. Get the required access from your admin.
  • Click on Apply settings
  • This will configure windows firewall to allow test controller to communicate with test agents and also registers the test controller with team project collection.

- Syed Aslam Basha (

Microsoft Information Security Tools (IST) Team

Test Lead


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