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Software Requirements for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Features

Visual Studio 2010

Updated: March 2012

By using this topic, you can determine which versions of Windows, SQL Server, and SharePoint Products are compatible with features for application-lifecycle management (ALM) in Visual Studio 2010.

This topic provides information about software requirements for ALM features in the following products:

You can find ALM features in Visual Studio 2010 Premium, Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, and Visual Studio Test Professional 2010. For a list of features that are available in each edition, see Application Lifecycle Management Features in Visual Studio 2010.

You can install Visual Studio 2010 Premium and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on a computer that is running any operating system in the following table.

Version

32-bit

64-bit

Windows XP, excluding Starter Edition

Yes

N/A

Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2), excluding Starter Edition

Yes

Yes

Windows 7

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2003 R2

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2008 R2

N/A

Yes

For information about Visual Studio Express editions, see the following page on the Microsoft website: Microsoft/Express Support.

Visual Studio Test Professional 2010

You can install Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 on a computer that is running any operating system in the following table.

Operating system

32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2

N/A

Yes

Windows Server 2008 SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2003 R2

Yes

Yes

Windows Server 2003 SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows 7

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista SP2, excluding Starter Edition

Yes

Yes

Windows XP SP3, excluding Starter Edition

Yes

N/A

To use Visual Studio Test Professional 2010, you must also install Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

Caution noteCaution

To use all the functionality in Test Professional 2010, you cannot run Team Foundation Server 2010 on a computer that is running Windows 7 Home Edition.

In this section, you can determine which versions of the operating systems, SQL Server, and SharePoint Products are compatible with Team Foundation Server 2010. For information about side-by-side installation and backward compatibility, see Compatibility between Team Foundation Clients and Team Foundation Server.

TipTip

For best results, we recommend that you install the application-tier and data-tier components of Team Foundation on computers that are running server operating systems.

Client Operating Systems

You can install Team Foundation Server on a computer that is running any operating system in the following table.

Important noteImportant

You can install some components of Team Foundation, such as Team Foundation Server Proxy, only on a computer that is running a server operating system. If you install Team Foundation Server on a computer that is running a client operating system, you cannot create reports or team project portals.

Version

32-bit

64-bit

Windows Vista Home Premium SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista Business SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista Enterprise SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows Vista Ultimate SP2

Yes

Yes

Windows 7 Home Premium*

Yes

Yes

Windows 7 Professional*

Yes

Yes

Windows 7 Enterprise*

Yes

Yes

Windows 7 Ultimate*

Yes

Yes

*If you are installing Team Foundation Server on a computer that is running Windows 7, an issue that originates in HTTP.sys may affect network connectivity. For more information, see the following page on the Microsoft website: A file does not download from an IIS 7.5 server that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

Server Operating Systems

You can install Team Foundation Server on a computer that is running any operating system in the following table.

Version

32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition with SP2

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2008 with SP2*

Yes

Yes, excluding Itanium-based editions

Windows Server 2008 R2

Yes

Yes, excluding Itanium-based editions

Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition with SP2

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP2

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with SP2

Yes

Team Foundation Build Service only

*If you are installing Team Foundation Server on Windows Server 2008 R2, an issue that originates in HTTP.sys may affect network connectivity. For more information, see the following page on the Microsoft website: A file does not download from an IIS 7.5 server that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

SQL Server

Team Foundation Server 2010 is compatible with the Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions of the following releases of SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

  • SQL Server 2008 R2

  • SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3

  • SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2

  • SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

  • SQL Server 2008

For more information, see SQL Server and Team Foundation Server.

SharePoint Products

Team Foundation Server 2010 is compatible with the following SharePoint Products:

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • SharePoint Foundation 2010

  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

For more information, see Interactions Between SharePoint Products and Team Foundation Server.

To perform some types of automated and manual testing by using Visual Studio 2010, you might have to install a test controller and test agents. For more information, see Installing and Configuring Visual Studio Agents and Test and Build Controllers.

You can install test controllers and test agents on the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2

  • Windows 7

  • Windows Vista SP2

  • Windows XP Professional SP3

NoteNote

For information about hardware requirements for test controllers and test agents, see Test Controller and Test Agent Requirements.

If you install this add-in, you can access features of Team Foundation Server 2010 from an Eclipse-based IDE on the operating system of your choice. For information about system requirements, see the following page on the Microsoft website: Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010.

Date

History

Reason

March 2012

Updated SQL Server service pack requirements.

Customer feedback.

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