How to obtain the latest installer for vstf_test_agent.exe?

Yang, Yi (RC-CN DI FA R&D SW) 20 Reputation points
2024-06-26T05:26:06.5666667+00:00

I received a download link for vstf_testagent.exe from a Microsoft Learn page. https://download.microsoft.com/download/8/7/a/87a28af1-1623-4e08-b62d-0429f05382b7/vstf_testagent.exe

This is the offline-installer I need to set up the relevant test environment for vstest.console.exe on my test-agent without installing Visual Studio. Is there a way to confirm if the above download link is the latest version of vstf_testagent.exe? Is there a webpage that will always redirect me to the latest installer, so I can find the latest version in the future? Also, I am looking for a download page for the version of vstf_test_agent.exe that was distributed with Visual Studio 2015 Update 3.

would you please support me for above 3 topics, many thanks.

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 27,726 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-26T08:16:03.1833333+00:00

    Hi @Yang, Yi (RC-CN DI FA R&D SW), 

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A! 

    You can download the vstf_testagent.exe from

    download center

    Install the Test Agent 2015 Update 3

    Install Test Agent 2017 

    It is noted that the “Visual Studio test agent deployment” task is deprecated. These versions are available currently. Use the Visual Studio Test task to run unit and functional tests is recommended. 

    You can check the following links:

    DeployVisualStudioTestAgent@2 - Visual Studio test agent deployment v2 task | Microsoft Learn

    Using 'Visual Studio Agent Deployment' task on machines not connected to the internet - Azure DevOps Blog (microsoft.com) 

    If you have any issues with the test agent, please report it in Azure DevOps forum. Thanks for your understanding. 

    Sincerely,

    Anna


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