Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express Installation

Integrating your on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory makes your users more productive by providing a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources.  Azure AD Connect is the Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals.  It provides features such as password hash synchronization, pass-through authentication, federation integration, and health … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Express Installation

Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching end of life in January 2020, many organizations have been migrating their workloads to Windows Server 2016 or newer.  This period is also an opportunity for some to decommission and consolidate domains to reduce complexities where possible.  I posted about an upgrade blocker when the File Replication Service is … Continue reading Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

Field Notes: A quick tip on DFSR Automatic Recovery while you prepare for an AD domain upgrade

With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching end of life in January 2020, many organizations have been migrating their workloads to Windows Server 2016 or newer.  Unfortunately with Active Directory (AD), an attempt to introduce a first Windows Server 2019 or version 1709 domain controller (DC) in an domain that still uses the File Replication Service … Continue reading Field Notes: A quick tip on DFSR Automatic Recovery while you prepare for an AD domain upgrade

Efficient way to retrieve work item details from a Linked Query using TFS API

Requirement: Retrieve WorkItems details of a linked query using TFS API Problem Statement: We can query a linked Query item using TFS Workitem Query language, But the challenge with linked query is, it displays only SourceId and TargetId along with LinkTypeId. It does not display other important fields like title, status, description e.t.c In Order … Continue reading Efficient way to retrieve work item details from a Linked Query using TFS API

Tool to calculate 90th percentile for common transactions on a visual studio Load test run

Requirement As a performance tester, I need to calculate 90th percentile for common transactions, from the Transaction summary of Load Test Runs Problem Statement In the visual studio Test transaction summary report, we have scenarios where in same transaction reported multiple times with different response times(due to load and application behavior). Example: Login transaction which … Continue reading Tool to calculate 90th percentile for common transactions on a visual studio Load test run

Read data from multiple data sources using Visual studio WebTest

Requirement As a performance tester, I should be able to read the data from any number of the datasource based on the my requirement (Ex: Different environments Test,UAT,Prod) We can accomplish the same using below code snippet     [DataSource("TestDataSource", "System.Data.SqlClient", Constants.TestDataConnectionString, Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.DataBindingAccessMethod.Sequential, Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.DataBindingSelectColumns.SelectAllColumns, "Users")] [DataBinding("TestDataSource", "Users", "userid", "TestDataSource.Users.userid")] [DataSource("UATDataSource", "System.Data.SqlClient", Constants.TestDataConnectionString, Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.DataBindingAccessMethod.Sequential, Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.DataBindingSelectColumns.SelectAllColumns, "Users")] [DataBinding("UATDataSource", "Users", … Continue reading Read data from multiple data sources using Visual studio WebTest

Control code execution between Load and Webtests

Requirement As a performance tester, I would like to Execute a specific plugin/block of Code during Webtest and skip the same code, when I execute the load test(Which has this WebTest) and ViceVersa This need to done without making any configuration changes while running web or loadtest. We can use below sample codesnippet to accomplish the same … Continue reading Control code execution between Load and Webtests