Creating a new environment in the Microsoft Test Manager Lab Center

To run your automated tests using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), you must use a lab environment. It must have roles for each of the client and server machines used in your tests.

To create a new lab environment, do the following:
  1. Run MTM and connect it to the team project from TFS where your project resides.
    • Visual Studio 2015.
    • Visual Studio 2013.
  2. In MTM Lab Center, create a new environment.
    • Visual Studio 2015.
    • Visual Studio 2013.
  3. Keep in mind the following specific settings:
    • In the Type and name step, select the Standard environment option.

    • Select Desktop client for machine role.
      Note:
      • For domain machines, in the User name box, use <domain>\<username> format.
      • For workgroup machines, in the User name box, use .\<username> format.


    • In the Advanced step, select the Configure environment to run UI tests check box and enter the proper credentials.
      Note:
      • For domain machines, in the User name box, use <domain>\<username> format.
      • For workgroup machines, in the User name box, use .\<username> format.


  4. Click the Verify button. The verification process starts. Upon conclusion of a successful verification, you can expect to see the following.

  5. Click Finish.
A new lab environment is created successfully.