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visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install)

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12.0.21005.20160101 | Updated: 01 Jan 2016



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visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install) 12.0.21005.20160101

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade visualstudio2013testagents -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'12.0.21005.20160101'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade visualstudio2013testagents -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'12.0.21005.20160101'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install visualstudio2013testagents
    name: visualstudio2013testagents
    version: '12.0.21005.20160101'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'visualstudio2013testagents' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '12.0.21005.20160101'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller visualstudio2013testagents
    Name     = "visualstudio2013testagents"
    Version  = "12.0.21005.20160101"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'visualstudio2013testagents':
  ensure   => '12.0.21005.20160101',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 03 Jan 2016.


Microsoft Visual Test Agent and Controller for running compiled tests on a node without installing all of Visual Studio.
By default this package installs only the Test Agent. Use the switch /ControllerInsteadofTestAgent to install the Test Controller instead.
If you need both on one node, run the package once with no options and then again with '/ControllerInsteadofTestAgent -Force'

#### Package Parameters
The following package parameters can be set:

* /ControllerInsteadofTestAgent - install the Test Controller instead of just the Test Agent.

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the use of -params.
For example: -params '"/ControllerInsteadofTestAgent"'.
To add Controller to a machine with Agent already installed: -params '"/ControllerInsteadofTestAgent"' -force.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageName= 'visualstudio2013testagents'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$url64      = ''
$silentArgs = "/silent /log $env:temp\vstestagentinstall.log"

$checksum      = $checksum64     ='C0D8789271E254E3B8307A78B6F5DC76532345C1'
$checksumType  = $checksumType64 = 'sha1'

$arguments = @{};
# /ControllerInsteadofTestAgent
$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;

# Default the values
$ControllerInsteadofTestAgent = $false

# Now parse the packageParameters using good old regular expression
if ($packageParameters) {
    $match_pattern = "\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+)):(?<value>([`"'])?([a-zA-Z0-9- _\\:\.]+)([`"'])?)|\/(?<option>([a-zA-Z]+))"
    $option_name = 'option'
    $value_name = 'value'

    if ($packageParameters -match $match_pattern ){
        $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $match_pattern -AllMatches
        $results.matches | % {
      throw "Package Parameters were found but were invalid (REGEX Failure)"

    if ($arguments.ContainsKey("ControllerInsteadofTestAgent")) {
        Write-Host "Installing Test Controller instead of Test Agent because /ControllerInsteadofTestAgent was used."
        $ControllerInsteadofTestAgent = $true
} else {
    Write-Debug "No Package Parameters Passed in";

Write-Output "Logs for installers will be in $env:temp"

$AvailableDriveLetter = @(65..90 | ForEach-Object {[char]$_ + ":"}) | Where-Object {@(get-wmiobject win32_logicaldisk | select -expand deviceid) -notcontains $_} | select-object -last 1

try {
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile "$packageName" "$env:temp\vs2013.5_agts_enu.iso" $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType -checksum64 $checksum64 -checksumType64 $checksumType64
    imdisk -a -f "$env:temp\vs2013.5_agts_enu.iso"  -m "$AvailableDriveLetter"
    If (!$ControllerInsteadofTestAgent)
      Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage 'visualstudiotestagent' 'exe' $silentArgs "$AvailableDriveLetter\testagent\vstf_testagent.exe"
      Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage 'visualstudiotestagent' 'exe' "/silent /log $env:temp\vstestcontrollerinstall.log" "$AvailableDriveLetter\TestController\vstf_testcontroller.exe"
    start-sleep -seconds 5
    Try {start-process imdisk -argumentlist "-d -m $AvailableDriveLetter" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue}
    Catch {#swallow dismount ISO errors
    If (test-path env:ProgramFiles`(x86`)) {$PF = ${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}} Else {$PF = $env:ProgramFiles}
    Install-ChocolateyPath "$PF\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\TestWindow" 'Machine'
    Install-ChocolateyPath "$env:windir\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319" 'Machine'
catch {
    throw $_.exception

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visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install) 12.0.21005.20160101 339 Friday, January 1, 2016 Approved
visualstudio2013testagents Update 5 (Install) 12.0.21005.1 380 Monday, December 21, 2015 Approved

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