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Can I use Test Runner from Visual Studio 2012 on a Windows XP machine? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know that Visual Studio Test Professional cannot be installed on XP and it uses .NET 4.5, but does anyone know if it is possible to separately install and use the Test Runner component on an XP machine to run manual tests?  I've been scouring the MS site and have not been able to find an answer, although I see references to running test agents on XP machines.
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:30 PM

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  • Hi Mat,

    Thank you for your post.

    As far as i know, you need to install MTM to launch test runner, test runner cannnot be seperately installed. To install MTM 2012, you need Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate, Visual Studio 2012 Premium, or Test Professional 2012, none of them can be installed on windows XP machine.

    If anything is unclear, please free feel to let me know.

    Best Regards,


    Lily Wu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:10 AM
  • Matt,

    In addition to Lily's reply, I just want to mention that we have a "test agent" component which is used to run automated tests on a multi-machine environment and that component is supported on windows xp.

    Regards

    Aseem Bansal

    • Proposed as answer by niveditabawa_MSFT Monday, November 19, 2012 12:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mat Kramer Monday, November 19, 2012 11:13 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 7:51 AM

All replies

  • Hi Mat,

    Thank you for your post.

    As far as i know, you need to install MTM to launch test runner, test runner cannnot be seperately installed. To install MTM 2012, you need Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate, Visual Studio 2012 Premium, or Test Professional 2012, none of them can be installed on windows XP machine.

    If anything is unclear, please free feel to let me know.

    Best Regards,


    Lily Wu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:10 AM
  • Matt,

    In addition to Lily's reply, I just want to mention that we have a "test agent" component which is used to run automated tests on a multi-machine environment and that component is supported on windows xp.

    Regards

    Aseem Bansal

    • Proposed as answer by niveditabawa_MSFT Monday, November 19, 2012 12:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mat Kramer Monday, November 19, 2012 11:13 PM
    Monday, November 19, 2012 7:51 AM