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Headless Windows VM and Bamboo RRS feed

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  • Hi there,

    We are using Windows 2012 as a VM for Bamboo continuous integration. Our tests use a GUI automation tool so we need the VM to be a headless server. The problem we have is that the tests do not pass unless we remote desktop to the VM, i.e. it seems like we cannot get Windows 2012 to be a headless server.

    Is there something special we need to do to the Windows 2012 VM to make it work as a headless server?

    Some facts about what we have done:
    1. If someone logs in to the VM and runs the Bamboo test plan while the remote desktop is opened, then the tests will successfully run.
    2. If there is no one logged in to the VM or the VM destop is minimized after being logged in, then the Bamboo tests will fail.
    3. We also took some screenshots during the tests. If the remote desktop is open, the screenshots look normal. However, if the remote desktop is minimized or the user logs off the VM, the screenshots are totally black.

    Thanks for helping


    • Edited by BoGao5377 Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:39 AM
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 6:46 AM