Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

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Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012 enables remote debugging, remote testing, and performance unit testing on computers that don't have Visual Studio installed.  This set of tools also enables the installation of a developer license, deployment, and performance profiling of Windows apps to computers that are running Windows 8.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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    18.7 MB

    53.2 MB

    28.6 MB

      The Remote Tools package is intended for computers that don't have Visual Studio so that you can debug, test, and profile apps that are executing on them. However, Visual Studio must be installed on the development computer that's connected to the computers that have the Remote Tools. Connection to the remote debugger and profiler tools is supported in Visual Studio Ultimate 2012, Visual Studio Premium 2012, Visual Studio Professional 2012, and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8.  Connection to the test features requires Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 or Visual Studio Test Professional 2012.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012

      Hardware Requirements:
      • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
      • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
      • 5.5 GB of available hard disk space
      • 5400 RPM hard drive
      • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
      • On this page, choose the Download button for the OS architecture you are interested in.
        • To install the software now, choose the Run button.
        • To save the download to your computer so that you can install it later, choose the Save button.
        • Run the installer on the remote machine.
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