Thursday, January 7, 2010

Video record your test session using Microsoft Test and Lab Manager

One of the great capabilities of Microsoft Test and Laba Manager is the possibility to video record your tests. Before you can get this feature up and running, some extra installation steps have to be done.

The steps:

1. If your are using Windows 2008 R2 enable the Desktop Experience feature using Server Manager

a. Open Server Manager and select Features, then click the Add Features link on the right side of the screen.
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b. Select the Desktop Experience checkbox, then “Next” your way through the wizard until you’re done.
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2. Download and install Media Encoder (always use x32 regardless of your OS)

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/encoder/default.mspx

3. If you are using Windows Vista, 7 or 2008 R2 Install the Media Encoder hotfix

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929182

Note: to install the KB hotfix, you MUST use RUN AS administrator, otherwise the installation will fail.

4. Enable Video Recording in Microsoft Test and Lab Manager

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