Installing Latest Internal Builds

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  1. Jamie
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    Posted 31 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    I have some questions about installing latest internal builds.  I have come across several threads where it is asked/suggested to upgrade to the latest internal build for troubleshooting.  In a recent thread I created it was suggested to run the latest build to verify my issue was resolved.  Which it was with the latest internal build.  However I came across a different issue with using the latest internal build, which I posted another thread.  My main concern is not the issue of installing or trying out the latest internal builds, it is in regards to the licensing as a whole.  We just purchased 3 Test Studio licenses and 5 Test Studio Run-Time licenses.  We are using the run-time licenses for the build controller and agents, and the studio licenses for the quality engineers developing the tests.  So the machines with the run-time licenses are the latest Released build, 2 of the engineers are at the latest Released build, and I am at the latest internal build.  Therefore I am limited on what I can do. 

    I assume I cannot keep the latest internal build on my computer and continue to write tests and release them.  I would assume since we are writing our tests in Visual Studio that I would need to use the same version of the ArtOfTest.WebAii framework as the controller and agents.  So if I have the latest internal build and recompile my dll, it will not work if I copy them to the controller.

    I do not want to uninstall this latest internal build in case someone at Telerik asks for more information or asks me to try something different, but I also want to continue with my test writing to keep up with my goals.

    What do you recommend I do in this situation?  I would like to be able to continue creating tests using the same framework as the controller and agents and other engineers, but depending on what issues I have outstanding still be able to have a machine configured with the latest internal build.  But is that going to require me to set aside a license for this?  I know and understand with the latest internal build is really for testing out new features or potentially to check for resolved issues, but I do not want to have to keep uninstalling and reinstalling Test Studio on my computer.  What is the recommend method for this process?  Do you have something documented?
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    Stoich
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    Posted 31 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Jamie,
         I understand your concern. A notes on this:
    When you open an older Test Project with a newer version you'll be asked whether you want to upgrade the project. If you choose "Yes" you'll no longer be able to open the project with the older version. However a copy of the project is stored as back-up under ProjectFulder\backup.

    It's definitely recommended that you keep all your Test Studio/RunTime instances in synch in terms of version number.

    Here's what I recommend: install the Latest Internal Build on a separate machine but don't activate it. When you need to use it temporarily deactivate one of your "normal" Test Studio instances. You can use the newly-released license to activate the Latest Internal Build located on a different machine. When you're done working with the LIB instance, deactivate it and migrate the license to the original machine. That way you don't need 2 separate licenses. Check out this KB:
    http://www.telerik.com/automated-testing-tools/support/documentation/user-guide/knowledge-base/activation/swap-license.aspx

    Regards,
    Stoich
    the Telerik team
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  3. Jamie
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    Posted 31 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Thank you for the quick response, this is what I was looking for.
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