FIX: When you run a load test that uses a goal-based load pattern in Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition, you receive a LoadTestGoalCounterNotFoundException exception and an error message that states the pattern cannot be applied

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition on a computer.
  • You have a load test that uses a goal-based load pattern.
  • You use a performance counter from a category that begins with the "LoadTest" string, or you use a single-instance performance counter.
  • You run the load test.
In this scenario, you receive a LoadTestGoalCounterNotFoundException exception and the following error message:
A new goal based load pattern specified by a load test plug-in cannot be applied because it specifies a performance counter (computer name\counter name) that could not be read: Category ‘category name’ is marked as single-instance. Performance counters in this category can only be created without instance names
Note This problem does not occur in the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version of Visual Studio Team system 2008 Test Edition.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB957451

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Notes
  • If you run the load test locally, we recommend that you apply this hotfix to the local computer.
  • If you run the load test in a test rig, we recommend that you apply this hotfix to both controller and all the agents in the rig.

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.loadtest.dll9.0.30729.4021741,37630-Jan-200907:33x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the load pattern, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182564.aspx
For more information about controllers, agents, and rigs in Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms243155.aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 957451 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
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