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  • Host prepare for your automation work

    | Step Name                                                      | Description                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        | Expected Result
    | Create host instance from template                             | Choose a template, instantiate the system from template.If creating a new server from OS iso image, see next step.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 |                
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    | Call <Automation_VMware_instance_from_ISO_create_auto>         | Call <Automation_VMware_instance_from_ISO_create_auto>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             |                
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    | Activate windows                                               | run command slui.exe to activate windows after setting the hostname and ip address.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                |                
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    | activate windows                                               | If prompted, you can try to activate windows but it will likely fail because a network connection is not yet created.  Instead slect 'ask me later'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                |                
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    | Set host name and IP address                                   | Log into the host, change the IP address, hostname, domain.reboot                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  |                
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    | Set windows to not update automatically                        | Configure windows update to check for updates but not download or install them unless you review them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             |                
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    | Install ALM Addins                                             | The following add ins are required in order to remotely execute ALM tests.Log into the hostStart IEGo to http://qc2d.atlanta.hp.com/qcbinSelect 'Add Ins Page'HP Quality Center Connectivity Add-inSelect 'HP Quality Center Connectivity'Either run the install from the link or download and then run from hard drive.File is also available at \\pdebld1.fc.hp.com\qatest\software\qtp\qtp11\HP_QC_Connectivity_Addin\tdconnect.exeHP Quality Center System Test Remote Agent Add-inWhen installer finishes, return to the add in page.Select "HP Quality Center System Test Remote Agent Add-in"Either run the install from the link or download and then run from hard drive.File is also available at \\pdebld1.fc.hp.com\qatest\software\qtp\qtp11\QTP11_QC_System_Test_Remote_Agent\SysAgent.exeHP ALM Client Registration Add-inWhen installer finishes, return to the add in page.Select 'HP ALM Client Registration'Select 'Register HP ALM Client'If prompted, install the active X controlIf prompted, accept to install any required files.Note this install can take up to 15 minutes, and the browser may appear unresponsive.Wait at least 15 minutes and if the installer does not indicated complete, then stop the browser and try the install again.If prompted, install "Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 service pack 1", which is required for the client registration.If IE displays a message that is is not configured to download files, then close all windows, run inetcpl.cpl, select security tab, click internet, click customer level button, scroll to download category, set 'file download' to enable and 'automatic prompting for file downloads" to enable, click ok, yes, close window, try download again.If you receive a message that "You must use the role management tool to install or configure microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1" then In Windows Server 2008 R2, you don’t have to install .Net Framework 3.0, it was include in .Net Framework 3.5. You can navigate to Server Manager > Features > Add Features to add .Net Framework.If prompted, download and install 'Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 redistributable Package MFC Security Update", you will need the x86 version even if installing on a 64 bit machine.Close the browser window                                       |                
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    | Enable remote execution communication                          | For vapi-xp scripts to run the firewall on the test hos must allow communication.Currently, I don this by disabling the firewall.There are probably more specific settings that could be used.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     |                
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    | Turn off windows Firewall                                      | Start windows Server ManagerThis can be done by clicking the server icon on the windows task barIn task manager navigate to windows firewallTurn off the firewall for all profiles (Domain, Private, Public)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       |                
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    | Enable psexec connections                                      | Open firewall:  start, admin tools, windows firewallSelect inbound rulesEnable the following entries under "File and Printer Sharing" Echo RequestICMpv4-InICMpv6-InNB-Datagram-InNB-Name-InNB-Session-In                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          |                
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    | Turn off UCA                                                   | Copy file \\pdebld1.fc.hp.com\qatest\software\EnableUAC2k8Server.regand put into c:\tempNote:  login to pdebld1.fc.hp.com is qatest\L0ngh)rnExecute EnableUAC2k8Server.reg by double clicking itThe script should finish with 5 seconds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           |                
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    | Turn of UAC                                                    | For vapi-xp scripts to run remotely as 'qatest', UAC must be turned off.  There may be more specific settings to allow 'qatest' to run remotely, but for now I am turning off 'UAC'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                |                
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    | Enable remote desktop                                          | Enable remote desktop.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             |                
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    | Configure quick launch                                         | place the following icons on the quick launch bar:IEcommand windowwindows explorerconfigure command window to allow quick edit modeconfigure windows explorer to not hide known file extensionsStep through IE configuration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       |                
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    | Create qatest user                                             | LoginCreate administrative user qatest.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            |                
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    | Set pasword to never expire                                    | Set Administrator and qatest accounts so password never expires                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    |                
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    | To be automated                                                | the following steps may be automated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               |                
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    | Create c:\temp                                                 | create directory c:\temp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           |                
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    | Install windows updates                                        | If required install windows updates.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               |                
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    | Copy over baretail                                             | Copy baretail from \\pdebld1\qatest\software\baretail and put into c:\                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             |                
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    | Install OS language                                            | Install any OS languate required.Set to the default and system language.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           |                
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    | Install web browser                                            | Install any web browser required for testing.Set browser to the default browserSet browser to a home page of 'blank'Set bowser to use web proxy 'web-proxy.fc.hp.com:8088' and to bypass the web proxy for the following:  *.hp.com  15.*  16.*Step through any web browser config requests when the browser is opened so these will not be seen every time the browser opens.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     |                
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    | Call <Both_Antivirus_install>                                  | Call <Both_Antivirus_install>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      |                
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    | Configure browser to explicitly bypass proxy for local address | To ensure 5.x and 7.x I-RS interfaces will display when run locally using host name, the browsers need to be set to explicitly bypass the proxy for local addresses.IE:  open IE, select Tools, Internet options, connections, lan settings, select bypass proxy server for local address, click advanced for the proxy server, add exception ‘*.hp.com’, ok/apply to save and close settings"FF:  Open FF, tools, options, advanced, network, settings, in the 'no proxy for' box, add "*.hp.com", ok/apply to save and close settings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           |                
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    | Log in as correct user                                         | In order for automated tests to run, a user must be logged into the system.Also, the user the automated tests are to be run as must be logged in.From the vshpere client, select the host, right click, open console.Hit ctl-alt-insert, then enter the login for the user required for testing.leave the console open until the next step to capture the snapshot is complete.  Determine what local user the tests should run as.  This is available by looking at past test sets executed on the host and determining what user, administrator or qatest, the test were to be executed as.Start the vmware client associated with the test host you are saving a snapshot for.  Example:  log into webes-schnapps if the test host is hosted by webes-schnaps; log into webesvcgalway if the test host is hosted by webesvcgalwayFind the test host in the vsphere listing, right click and select 'open console'Wait for the console window to openClick the open consoleIf the local user is not logged in, select keys ctrl-alt-insert to obtain the login prompt.  Log in as the user that the tests are to operate as.If the local user is already logged in, verify the correct user is logged in:  start, run, cmd.exe, in the command window enter 'whoami' and then return.  If the user name is not correct, then logout and log back in (see above step for logging in)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              |                
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    | Call <Both_Windows_Windows_Installer_4.5>                      | Call <Both_Windows_Windows_Installer_4.5>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          |                
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    | Take Baseline_noPrep snapshot                                  | Take system snapshot named 'Baseline_noPrep'.In comments enter the date in format YYYYMMDD and your name and the template used.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    |                
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    | Update automation spreadsheets                                 | Update testdata.xls and Snapshot_Configuration.xls with host and lun information.The autoamtion tests need to know the host's lun, name, ip address in order to function.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          |                
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    | Call <Both_Postgre_ODBC_Driver_DSN_install>                    | Call <Both_Postgre_ODBC_Driver_DSN_install>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        |                
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    | Call <Both_Windows_Screen_saver_timeout>                       | Call <Both_Windows_Screen_saver_timeout>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           |                
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    | Update vmware tools                                            |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    |                
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    | Install certifcate                                             | Install the HP certificate.This is required for the host to communicate with the data center.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      |                
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    | Turn off Firefox updating                                      | This must be done on all systems where Firefox is installed, even if FireFox is not used for testing.Start Firefox.Tools, Options, UpdateIn "Automatically check for updates to" section, UN-check all boxes.Click OK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              |                
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    | Prevent Internet Explorer config request                       | When IE 8 or 9 is installed, IE will request the user to walk through some config windows.Typically user click the 'Ask later" button to prevent walking through the IE config windows, but the user will be asked the next time IE is started.For automation, this constant request for configuration info is problematic.Therefore, the config request screens should be walked through to prevent the request for occuring in the future.Start IEIf asked to walk through configuration screens, then walk through the screens.  For each question select the option that will cause the least amount of processing overhead.  For example, select to NOT load any special features, select to NOT load a favorite search engine, etc.If not asked to walk through config screens, then the walk through has already been done.Note IE9 presents the pop up request at the BOTTOM of the screen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                |                
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    | Make IE9 status bar visible                                    | If the host has IE9 installed, ensure IE9 is displaying its status bar:  -Start IE9-Move the cursor over the top area of the window-Right click and select 'status' so that status has a check mark next to the text and the status bar is shown at the bottom of the window.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      |                
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    | Run prep script                                                | Copy file \\pdebld1.fc.hp.com\auto\Test_Script\0000_Server_prep.vbs to c:\tempNote:  login to \\pdebld1.fc.hp.com is qatest\L0ngh)rnExecute c:\temp\0000_Server_prep.vbs by double clicking on the file.The script should run and finish within 15 seconds.You can review the log file on the test host at c:\irsautomation\test_result_log\0000_Server_prep.logThe last entry will indicate the script finished.Move file 0000_Server_prep.vbs from c:\temp to c:\irsautomation\test_scripts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      |                
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    | Call <Automation_ALM_install_auto>                             | Call <Automation_ALM_install_auto>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 |                
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    | Call <Automation_QTP11_install_auto>                           | Call <Automation_QTP11_install_auto>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               |                
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    | Start and configure QTP11 Remote Agent                         | Start the QTP Remote agent  -Start, programs, HP Quick Test Professional\tools\Remote Agent  -A new icon will appear on the Windows taskbar.  The icon looks like a yellow gear.  -Right click on the Remote Agent icon, and select Settings  -The Remmote Agent settings window is displayed  -Select log leve setting of 'Low'  -Enter log folder value of c:\irsautomation\test_results_log -Set 'Cleanup, Restart testing tool after " to 1 runs  -Uncheck 'Run Quicktest in hidden mode'  -Check 'Keep QuickTest open after a test lab run session ends'  -Set 'seconds to operation' to a value of 2700 (this is represents 45 minutes) -Set 'seconds for queries' to a value of 2700 (this is represents 45 minutes) -Leave all other defaults and click OK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 |                
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