Replace TestController for TFS2018 Azure DevOps Server 2019 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everybody,

    we are using the TFS 2015 and are currently switching from the "old" build definitions to the vNext build definitions and want to update to the TFS2018 or 2019 soon.
    So far, we've run tests on TestAgents hanging in a test net (called "B"). To communicate with the TFS connected to network "A", we use the TestController, which has both network "A" and network "B" connected.
    The TestAgents are not in a domain.
    Unfortunately I haven't found how to establish this communication without the TestController (because it doesn't work with the TFS2018 anymore).
    Is there a replacement for the TestController? Can this computer on which the TestController is running be used as a proxy?

    Thank you


    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:51 AM

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  • Hi Johannes

    You could get some information with the title "Testing" here:

    Lab Center:
    • No longer supported:
      • Test Controllers cannot be registered with TFS for creating and managing Lab environments.
      • Any existing Test Controllers registered with TFS will go offline and existing Lab environments will appear as 'Not Ready'.
    • Recommended alternative:
    Automated Testing:

    Maybe it could provide a workaround or suggestion for you. 

    In addition, the discussion for TFS has moved! Report a problem with TFS itself on Developer Community, provide a suggestion on UserVoice, get advice on Stack Overflow, and get support on TFS Support.

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    Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:50 AM
  • Hi Jack,

    thanks for your answer, but none of the links above describes how to replace the TestController for two different networks.
    I will contact the support.

    Best Regards,


    • Edited by Johannes_J Monday, January 21, 2019 9:32 AM
    Monday, January 21, 2019 9:32 AM