FIX: When you run a unit test on a computer that is running Windows 7 together with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed, the Result field in the Test Result window always shows "Pending" and the test cannot be completed

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SYMPTOMS

You install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on a computer that is running Windows 7. When you run a unit test on the computer, the Result field in the Test Result window always shows Pending and the test cannot be completed. Additionally, you notice that the VSTestHost.exe process in the task manager shows a high CPU usage. This problem occurs regardless of whether any of the following conditions is true:
  • You run the test in the Visual Studio IDE or use the MSTest.exe command.
  • You enable or disable the User Account Control (UAC).
  • You run the process as an ordinary user or as an administrator.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2008 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Suite SP1 or Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Tester edition with SP1 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer if no instance of Visual Studio is being used.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English 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.controllerobject.dll9.0.30729.4116126,97631-May-200900:03x86

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 unit tests, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182516.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: 970449 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
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