Can Co-Existence be automated?
I've recently joined a company who roll out the operating system and a basic build (Microsoft Office, Anti-virus software etc) remotely to tens of thousands of desktops and laptops. The system they use to do this (RADIA) re-packages the code in a unique way, so when we are testing we want to come up with a method of verifying that the initial package that is delivered is ok.
The management are suggesting we put together a series of scripts in Winrunner to do this, but I think this may be a mammoth task that may not prove very useful in the end for obvious reasons, E.G. Different user profiles who position toolbars differently, have different resolutions etc.
Does anyone have any experience in trying to attempt something like this or can anyone suggest a better method or tool to do this?
Re: Can Co-Existence be automated?
I think you need to scope the job before deciding. WinRunner or other tool could probably do it.
Unless you have to verify correct resolution for each user type, I don't believe you need be concerned about screen resolutions unless you are forced into analog scripts (if using WinRunner). However, if you need to check that a correct resolution is associated with a user type, then you need not worry about analog. Then it would be just a matter of reading the resolution.
How many user types are there?
It may be useful especially if you use it (automated process) multiple times. It might be a good exercise to calculate when you would achieve a ROI.