MTM provides an ability to import one or more virtual machine/template to your team project. In that flow, it shows you complete list of virtual machines/templates that are available for you to choose from (see below image).

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There could be scenarios where you would want to get this complete list programmatically. For those scenarios, please follow the following steps.

  • Login to a machine with tfs object model installed. (The tfs object model gets installed with VS, MTM, Tfs, test controller etc)
  • Open notepad, copy paste the following script and change the highlighted variables as per your setup/deployment.
  • Open a power-shell command prompt and run the modified power-shell script.
  • It should emit out an output similar to the following one.

Enjoy !!

Output

TestVM2 VirtualMachine myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
W2012GOLD Template myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
Subbu_Win8 Template myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
W8Agent-02-04-2014 Template myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
Windows2k8R2-1 Template myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
Win2012RTM Template myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
Win8GOLDEN Template myHost.mydomain.com_Golden
AdminOpsVM1 VirtualMachine myHost.mydomain.com_PermissionModel
AdminOpsVM2 VirtualMachine myHost.mydomain.com_PermissionModel

Script

# Specify the tfs collection url and the projectName
$tfsCollectionUrl = New-Object System.URI("
http://myserver:8080/tfs/myCollection");
$projectName = "myProject";


# Load Client Assembly
[Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”);
[Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Common, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”);
[Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Lab.Client, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”);
[Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Lab.Common, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a”);
 
# Connect to tfs
$tfsCollection = [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsTeamProjectCollectionFactory]::GetTeamProjectCollection($tfsCollectionUrl);
$labService = $tfsCollection.GetService([Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Lab.Client.LabService]);


#Query the library shares
$libraryShareQuerySpec = New-Object Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Lab.Client.TeamProjectLibraryShareQuerySpec;
$libraryShareQuerySpec.Project = $projectName;
$libraryLocationList = $labService.QueryTeamProjectLibraryShares($libraryShareQuerySpec);

foreach ($libraryLocation in $libraryLocationList)
{
   $machineQuerySpec = New-Object Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Lab.Client.VirtualMachineQuerySpec;
   $machineQuerySpec.Location = $libraryLocation.Uri;

   $virtualMachines = $labService.QueryVirtualMachines($machineQuerySpec);
   foreach ($virtualMachine in $virtualMachines)
   {
      $type = "VirtualMachine"
      $isTemplate = $virtualMachine.IsTemplate
      if ($isTemplate -eq $TRUE) { $type = "Template" }
 
      Write-Host $virtualMachine.VMName $type $libraryLocation.Name;
   }
}