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System Requirements

This section will help you verify that your system meets the minimum requirements for using dotTEST.

Operating Systems

The following versions are supported:

  • Windows 7 and 10
  • Windows Server 2016 and 2019


At least 4 GB RAM is required. 8 GB RAM is recommended.

.NET Framework

.NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher must be installed on the target machine.

(info) dotTEST is bundled with .NET Framework 4.7.2, which is installed automatically when dotTEST is installed. To install the framework manually, run the following command:


Visual C++ Redistribution Packages

The Visual C++ Redistribution Packages are required to perform analysis and testing with dotTEST. If you install dotTEST with the executable installer, the Visual C++ Redistribution Packages are automatically installed in your machine.

If you install dotTEST from a ZIP distribution, you may need to manually install the Visual C++ Redistribution Packages by running the following installers located in the [DOTTEST_INSTALL_DIR]\bin\prerequisites directory:

  • vcredist_x64_15.exe
  • vcredist_x86_15.exe
  • vcredist_x64_10.exe
  • vcredist_x86_10.exe
  • vcredist_x64_9.exe
  • vcredist_x86_9.exe

Build Utilities

dotTEST requires MSBuild to be installed on the same machine. dotTEST supports MSBuild shipped with Visual Studio IDE or installed with Visual Studio Build Tools.

(info) Ensure that your build utility is installed with a .NET-related workload.

Support for .NET Core

dotTEST requires .NET Core 2.x to analyze .NET Core projects.

(info) Ensure that your build utility is installed with a .NET Core-related workload.

Supported Languages

dotTEST supports code analysis for the following languages:

  • C#
  • VB.NET

Managed C++ is not supported.

Supported Visual Studio Solutions

dotTEST can analyze the following versions of Visual Studio solutions:

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2019

IDE Integration

Parasoft dotTEST can analyze locally buildable projects that are imported into your IDE. This section describes the requirements to import and work with findings in an IDE. To perform code analysis, ensure that your system meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Visual Studio 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019

Parasoft IDE Plugins

To integrate Parasoft dotTEST with your IDE, you need to install two plugins that are shipped with the product: the Parasoft Plugin and the dotTEST Plugin for your IDE. Both plugins are required to work with dotTEST from within your IDE.

(info) The plugins must have the same version.

(info) Ensure that the previous versions of the plugins and other Parasoft products are uninstalled from your IDE before you install the plugins.

DTP Integration

If you connect your dotTEST instance to DTP, ensure that the DTP version your connecting to supports your dotTEST version. For example, upgrading dotTEST to version 10.4.3 requires upgrading DTP to the corresponding 5.4.3 version.

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