System Requirements

Windows Server 2003

Windows Vista

Windows 7,
Windows Server 2008

Windows 8,
Windows Server 2012

Windows 10

Disk Space
Minimum 500MB 500MB 500MB 500MB 500MB
Recommended 2GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+
Minimum 1GHz 1.5GHz 1.8GHz 1.8GHz 1.8GHz
Recommended 1.4GHz+ 2.0GHz+ 2.2GHz+ 2.2GHz+ 2.2GHz+
Minimum 512MB 768MB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Recommended 1GB+ 1.5GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+ 2GB+
Recommended 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
Browser Support
Supported Internet Explorer 9, 10 & 11; Chrome, Firefox and Safari latest versions

Test Studio R3 2015 (Expected to be released in the end of the year) ends support for Visual Studio 2010. The Visual Studio plugin in the upcoming Test Studio R2 2015 release will be the last one that supports VS 2010.

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'
  • Internet Explorer 11 (IE9 & 10 are also supported, see IE Microsoft support lifecycle here)
  • Chrome latest version
  • FireFox latest version
  • Safari latest version (5.1.7)

Test Studio VS plugin

  • IDE: Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010 Professional, or Visual Studio Team Edition. Test Studio drops support of Visual Studio 2010 in the end of 2015.

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

    • You must run Visual Studio as Administrator

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.