A test agent must be installed on each machine on which you intend to deploy your
automated test, and on each machine to be used to collect test data. This section describes
how to install a test agent and register it with a test controller.
Ensure that you have installed the supported components on
your computer. (Learn more
Please refer to Microsoft's instructions on configuring and registering a test
- Test agent for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, 2015 (learn more).
- Test agent for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.
Keep in mind the following specific settings:
Upon conclusion of a successful configuration, you can expect to see a
Configuration summary dialog box resembling the
- When presented with the Configure Test Agent dialog
box in Visual Studio, choose to run the test agent as an Interactive
Click Close to close the dialog box.
With a test agent installed, an icon
appears in the Windows
notification area. Open it to display the status of the test agent.