Running MSTest on your build server without Visual Studio

Recently I had a problem where I added a Visual Studio Test Project to a solution.

As part of our CI, the build server failed to build as it didn’t contain the necessary files for the test framework. One option would have been to install Visual Studio Team System on the build server, but it seems a bit crazy to do that just to get the tests to build.

I found a post here by Mark Kharitonov that explains a method to get tests building without having to install Visual Studio which worked perfectly for me.

Posted on by Joe in Visual Studio 2008

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