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    Agents for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013

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    Agents for Visual Studio 2013 contains agents and controllers that you can use to build and test applications across the desktop, the server, and the cloud.
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        By using the test controllers and test agents in Agents for Visual Studio 2013, you can scale out load generation, and support distributed data collection and distributed test execution. You can also use test agents to manage testing, workflow, and network isolation for virtual machines that are used with Visual Studio Lab Management.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

        Additional Supported Operating Systems for Test Agent:
        • Windows XP Service Pack 3
        • Windows Server 2003 SP2

        Hardware Requirements:
        • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
        • 1 GB of RAM for x86
        • 2 GB of RAM for x64
        • 800 MB of available hard disk space
        • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution

        Additional Requirements:
        • On Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, KB2883200 (available through Windows Update) is required
        • To download an image to burn on a DVD:
          • On this page, choose the Download button
          • Select the .iso option and then choose the Next button.
          • Choose the Save button to download a DVD5 ISO image so that you can burn a DVD later. Make sure that the CRC and SHA1 hash values of the downloaded ISO image match these:
            • CRC: 73D18F3A
            • SHA-1: 6883BCA7F1564E6B0585852C27B8ED7A21E4A071
          • To calculate the hash value, you can use the File Checksum Integrity Verifier tool.
          • To install the agent component, navigate to the \TestAgent\ folder, and then open the vstf_testagent.exe file.
          • To install the controller component, navigate to the \TestController\ folder, and then open the vstf_testcontroller.exe file.

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