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Mark asked on 06 Jul 2017, 04:19 AM

I have two VM servers setup:

- Test01 - Test Studio Ultimate used to develop and run test scripts

- Test02 - Test Execution (Runtime) Server for scheduled recurring overnight tests

Test02 runs as the Test Studio Test Runner application in the System Tray.   

Reading through the material, Test02 requires a user to be signed on/disconnected (or automatic user sign on after restart) on the server for the Test Studio Test Runner to work properly, and scheduled test to work.     This practice seems to be in conflict with IT Security standards and/or expectations, and means that every time the operations team performs a patch/restarts server (which is regular) they need to sign onto Test02 and then disconnect the user session (without logging off).

I am a little perplexed as to why Test Studio Test Runner could not be a service running in the background on the server.   This would also allow for the service to logon as a Local Service/System or as a predefined user.

I thought I would put this out there in this forum to see what everyone else thinks.

With enough support, maybe Telerik could improve this part of the system in future releases.

Thanks all....

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Elena
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answered on 10 Jul 2017, 12:33 PM
Hi Mark,

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us. 

I understand your idea however the Test Studio Test Runner could only work as an active client because of some limitations that Windows OS introduces. It is a general problem which affects any UI automation tools. Please find further details on the topic listed here along with possible workarounds to ensure an active desktop session. 

I hope this will bring some clarity for you. Though in case you would need anything further I will be glad to assist! 

Regards,
Elena Tsvetkova
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