Runtime edition question

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  1. Shashi
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    Posted 05 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hello,

    Do we need Developer version installed on a server that simply builds a VS2010 project of WebUI tests and then runs those tests?  Or is Runtime edition sufficient for that?  Note:  We do not need to edit the tests on this server. 

    I am asking this question in the following context:
     
    We have set up a TFS2010-based test environment which uses WebUI as the test runner (we are currently using the 2010 R3 version).  Here is the setup:

    Developers have WebUI Developer or WebUI QA.
    Tests from both versions are integrated into a Visual Studio 2010 project on one of the developer's machines (which has the Developer version installed) and checked in to TFS (let's call the TFS server ServerA).
    The tests are built using a TFS build controller and TFS build agent which are both on a remote server (let's call this server ServerB).
    The output files (dlls, aii files, xml files) are delivered to a folder on ServerB.
    The tests can then be run either from Microsoft Test Manager or using tcm.exe - using a TFS test agent which is also running on ServerB.

    The question is: Do we need WebUI Developer installed on ServerB - or is Runtime Edition sufficient?

    Also, how will this change when we upgrade to the 2011 R1 version?

    Your help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Shashi
  2. Shashi
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    Posted 10 May 2011 Link to this post

    Can someone address this question?

    Thanks,
    Shashi
  3. Stoich
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    Posted 11 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Shashi,
        I apologize for the late response.

    Runtime edition should be sufficient on your server if you only plan to build and run tests. R1 doesn't introduce any significant changes to Runtime edition (however, it does introduce changes in the way we distribute Qa and Dev edition). Take a look here for more details:
    http://admin.telerik.com/%27http://www.telerik.com/automated-testing-tools/whats-new-full-story.aspx

    All the best,
    Stoich
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  4. Shashi
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    Posted 31 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Stoich (others are welcome to answer as well),

    I am setting up a test server (Windows Server 2008) to build and run tests under WebUI 2011 in conjunction with Microsoft TFS 2010 and Microsoft Test Manager.  The setup is exactly the same as specified in my original email on this thread EXCEPT as follows:
    a) All developers will use the Developer plugin
    b) We will use Test Studio 2011 instead of WebUI 2010

    NOTE:  The new server I am setting up will be Server B in my description.

    I see two flavors of WebUI 2011 in my account - one is a full version and the other is labeled Runtime (it comes down as Execution Server).  Is it sufficient to install the Execution Server or do we need the full product to meet our needs?  Again, tests will only be built and run on this server - there will be no editing.  We will also not be using the scheduling and other capabilities of the Execution engine - this will be handled by TFS/Test Manager.

    Please advise - and thank you for your help.

    Thanks,
    Shashi

  5. Shashi
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    Posted 02 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    It would be great if someone can help with this ...

    Thanks,
    Shashi
  6. Answer
    Stoich
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    Posted 06 Sep 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Shashi,
      yes, it sounds like Runtime edition will suffice. Runtime edition is meant for building and running tests. Let me know if you have any problem with getting your testing configuration to work.

    Regards,
    Stoich
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