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    Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2013

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    Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2013 enables remote debugging, remote testing, and unit testing on computers that don't have Visual Studio installed.
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        The Remote Tools are intended for computers that don't have Visual Studio so that you can debug, test, and profile apps that are executing on them. Visual Studio must be installed on the development computer that's connected to, or uses the data collected from, the computers that are running the remote tools. Connecting to the remote debugger and profiler that are included in the Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2013 is supported in Visual Studio Ultimate 2013, Visual Studio Premium 2013, Visual Studio Professional 2013, Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows, and Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop.

        Connection to the test features in the Remote Tools requires Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 or Visual Studio Test Professional 2013.

        The Remote Tools also enable the installation of a developer license, and the deployment and the performance profiling of Windows apps on computers that are running Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.
    • 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, Windows Server 2012 R2

        Hardware Requirements:
        • 1.6 GHz or faster processor
        • 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
        • 1 GB of available hard disk space
        • 5400 RPM hard drive
        • 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
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