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NCover Software and Hardware Requirements

Software requirements:

NCover supports any programming language that runs on the .NET Framework Common Language Runtime and conforms to the CLI specification.

NCover supports all versions of the .NET Framework that Microsoft has released and still supports. Currently, this includes .NET 1.1 (.NET 1.0 is unsupported), .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 3.5 SP1, .NET 4.0, and .NET 4.5.

However, .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 must be installed on the machine where you plan to run NCover.

NCover currently supports Visual Studio 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015, both Professional and Community editions.

Note: Bolt cannot be installed on Express editions of Visual Studio. VS Express doesn’t support third-party extensions, only those created by Microsoft.

Use of the NCover web GUI requires IE9, Firefox 14 or higher, or Google Chrome 20 or higher. The stand-alone NCover Explorer application is provided where a compatible web browser is not available.

Hardware requirements:

NCover hardware requirements are heavily dependent on the covered application and usage, so it's not possible to give an optimal spec for every situation, but here are some guidelines:

A typical development build server with combined use for building, testing, and covering the software:

  • 8 GB
  • 64-bit, 4 cores
  • 20 GB for NCover Data folders

A Code Central server which does not profile local processes, but collects coverage data from clients, aggregates data, and provides reporting and license management:

  • 4 GB
  • 64-bit, 4 cores
  • 40 GB for coverage history and trend data

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