Sunday, August 18, 2013

TF259641: To use the environment, you must install a compatible test agent in all machines of the environment. Click 'Install Agents' to complete this task.

On a small domain test system that is connected to a production domain, see below for the network architecture, creating a new test environment with workgroup computers may not deploy the VS Test Agent 2012 properly.

The reason automatic deploy is not working is that the Test Agent deployed on the workgroup machines will try to contact the Test Controller located on another domain (DOMAIN1) but will not resolve as the Test Agents DNS server entries are configured from a DCHP connected to production domain.

You will typically get the following error message.
TF259641: To use the environment, you must install a compatible test agent in all machines of the environment. Click 'Install Agents' to complete this task.

Workaround:
In the workgroup machines, modify the IP (v4) Properties to point DNS of DOMAIN1. 

Tags:
- TFS 2012 Update 3
- SCVMM 2012 Sp1
- Lab Manager 2012 Update 3

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