Monday, November 4, 2013

How to Install Microsoft Test Manager 2013 aka Visual Studio Test Professional 2013

If you are interested in how to install Microsoft Test Manager 2013, I have created a list of tools and instructions to get you up and running quickly with the latest.  It seems like just yesterday I was installing 2012, oh my how time flies.  It is so exciting that the test product team has been able to release a new version so quickly!

As a good tester, I have also included steps on how to verify the installation of all these tools.  Enjoy!


  1. Virtual Clone Drive  
  2. Microsoft Visual Studio Test Professional installs Microsoft Test Manager & Visual Studio Team Explorer
    • Download Visual Studio Test Professional https://www.visualstudio.com
    • Click on Downloads
    • Under Visual Studio Downloads > Click on Visual Studio 2013
    • Select Test Professional 2013
    • Choose format: Select ISO
    • Click Download button
    • Right mouse click on  downloaded ISO and Mount ISO to drive letter
    • Go to mounted drive letter and run VS_TestProfessional.exe
    • Go thru the install wizard
    • You will be prompted to restart
    • Verify Installation:
      • Find Microsoft Test Manager 2013 & Visual Studio 2013 tiles OR
      • Go to Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 > Microsoft Test Manager 2013
      • Go to Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 >  Visual Studio 2013 (this is actually Team Explorer if you are just installing Test Professional)
  3. Test Scribe allows you to print Microsoft Test Manager Test Plans and Test Runs
    • Download Test Scribe http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e029e3a1-c246-4737-8943-c90d68803c18
    • Run TestScribe_x86.msi
    • Go thru the install wizard
    • Verify Installation: 
      • Find Microsoft Test Manager 2013 tile OR
      • Go to Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 > Microsoft Test Manager 2013
      • Click on the Testing Center dropdown
      • Select Tools from the dropdown
      • You will see Test Plan Summary and Test Run Summary available

Anna Russo
Sr. ALM TFS Software Process Consultant 

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