System Requirements

Windows Server 2003

Windows Vista

Windows 7,
Windows Server 2008

Windows 8,
Windows Server 2012

Disk Space
Minimum 500MB 500MB 500MB 500MB
Recommended 2GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+
Minimum 1GHz 1.5GHz 1.8GHz 1.8GHz
Recommended 1.4GHz+ 2.0GHz+ 2.2GHz+ 2.2GHz+
Minimum 512MB 768MB 1GB 1GB
Recommended 1GB+ 1.5GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+
Recommended 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
Browser Support
Minimum Internet Explorer 7; Firefox 4; Safari 5; Chrome 14
Recommended Latest Official Version

The R2 2014 release of Test Studio was the last official release that supports Microsoft Windows XP. Please note that Test Studio Runtime Edition will continue to be fully supported on systems running Windows XP.

User Account Control (UAC)

  • User Account Control Settings set to 'Never Notify'

Supported Browsers (minimum version)

  • Internet Explorer 7.0
  • Chrome 14
  • FireFox 4.0
  • Safari 5 (only test execution)

Test Studio VS plugin

  • IDE: Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010 Professional, or Visual Studio Team Edition

    • Ultimate, Premium, and Professional editions allow extensions/plugins and are compatible

    • You must run Visual Studio as Administrator

Note: Test Studio supports Visual Studio 2013 starting with version 2014.1.410

Data Binding

Storage Service

  • Local System account must have the DBCreator server-level role in SQL.

Test Scheduling

  • Windows Vista or above to run Load Tests

  • SQL Server or SQL Express (2008 or above) installed on reporter.

Source Control

Standalone version on a machine without Visual Studio:

  • Team Explorer VS plugin:

  • Visual Studio has built-in TFS integration.

Build Server / Continuous Integration

If executing via MSTest

  • Visual Studio (see above requirements) with VS plugin, or

  • MSTest.exe installed on agent and controller

  • Test Studio Runtime or above installed on agent

If executing via ArtOfTest.Runner

Beta Software

  • Operating systems and web browsers in the beta stage are not supported.