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Start Testexecute remotely

Hi to all,

i just wanna to know how can i start a TE projekt remotely. I dont wont to start a Remotedesktopsession i just wanna to click a .bat with the regular commandline statement and the test on the TE VM is running. Is there any way to get this done?




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You can't run a command line locally for TE and have it execute on a different machine.  You need to execute the command line ON that remote workstation somehow, either using some kind of tool like Jenkins or QA complete or setting up an Windows task in Task Scheduler on that remote machine.


Regardless of which way you do it, you HAVE to have that remote machine logged in somehow and with an active user session with a desktop.  There are plenty of ways of doing this as documented in the help.  While you don't necessarily NEED to do a Remote Desktop, you DO need to activate a user session on that machine... TE and TC work with the UI... so you need a UI for them to run.

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Hi Kai,


I dont wont to start a Remotedesktopsession

Note, that while RDP session is not a requirement, it is required by the operating system to have active not locked desktop session for the user on behalf of which tests are executed.

If RDP session exists, then the mentioned desktop session is connected to this RDP session. If RDP session is absent, then desktop session is connected to console.


So, if you have active unlocked session connected to console on the remote machine, you may write a code that will find out the id of this session and then remotely start TestExecute within this session and trigger tests execution. The above actions can be done with the help of either WMI, or Power Shell or some other programming language that supports remote COM calls.


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