Test Studio System Requirements

 

XP SP 3+/Server 2003

Vista

Win7/Server 2008

Win8/Server 2012

 

Minimum

Recommended

Minimum

Recommended

Minimum

Recommended

Minimum

Recommended

Free Disk Space

500 MB

2 GB+

500 MB

2 GB+

500 MB

2 GB+

500 MB

2 GB+

Processor

1 GHz CPU

1.4GHz+ CPU

1.5 GHz CPU

2.0 GHz+ CPU

1.8 GHz CPU

2.2 GHz+ CPU

1.8 GHz CPU

2.2 GHz+ CPU

Memory

512 MB

1 GB+

768 GB

1.5 GB+

1 GB

2 GB+

1 GB

2 GB+

Display

1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

Browser

IE7

IE8+

IE7

IE8+

IE7

IE8+

IE10

.NET Framework

  • Test Studio: .NET 4.0 (.NET 4.5 as of version 2013.1.806)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: .NET 3.5.1
  • Run-Time Edition: .NET 3.5.1

User Account Control (UAC)

  • User Account Control Settings set to 'Never Notify'

Optional Requirements

  • Alternate browsers for test execution:
    • Firefox 2.0 or above (Firefox 4.0 or above as of version 2012.1.411) 
    • Safari 5.0 or above
    • Chrome 14.0 or above
  • Silverlight 3 or above

Test Studio VS plugin

  • IDE: 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

Data Binding

  • Microsoft Office installation or AccessDatabaseEngine 2008 or above (x86 redistributable)

Storage Service

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

Test Scheduling

  • SQL Server or SQL Express (2005, 2008, or 2012) installed on the Scheduling Server
  • (2013 R1) TFS Client installed on an Execution Server if checking out projects from TFS

Load Testing

  • Windows XP SP3 or above to run Load Tests (as Host, Controller, Reporter, or Agent)
    • Windows XP 64-bit is not supported (can target Load Tests against a site hosted on that OS, but cannot run Load Tests through Test Studio directly on it)
  • SQL Server or SQL Express (2008 or 2010) installed on Reporter

Source Control

Standalone version on a machine without Visual Studio:

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.