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VersionDistribution
8.100.26846 20.00%
8.100.26638 40.00%
8.59.25584 20.00%
8.58.0 20.00%

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Test Authoring and Execution Framework x86

What is Test Authoring and Execution Framework x86?  (from Microsoft)

When you install the Windows Driver Kit, the TAEF files are placed in the Testing\Runtimes\TAEF subdirectory of the WDK. When you set up a test computer for deployment, following the instructions Configuring a Computer for Testing and Debugging, the TAEF files are installed on the test computer. TAEF does not restrict ...  Read more

Overview

Test Authoring and Execution Framework x86 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 8.100.26638, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 682.41 KB (698,792 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 78% of users of Test Authoring and Execution Framework x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Romania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh439627(v=vs.85).aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows kits\8.0\testing\runtimes\taef\x86
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{488F7734-79AB-49E0-C2B1-573A295FA2F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 682.41 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Test Authoring and Execution Framework x86

  • wex.common.managed.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Wex.Common.Managed [v2.9.3]
  • wex.logger.interop.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Wex.Logger.Interop [v2.9.3]
  • wex.communication.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Wex.Communication [v2.9.3]
  • te.model.managed.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: TE.Model.Managed [v2.9.3]
  • te.testmodes.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Te.TestModes [v2.9k]
  • wex.logger.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Wex.Logger [v2.9.3]
  • te.loaders.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Te.Loaders [v2.9k]
  • te.common.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: TE.Common [v2.9k]
  • te.host.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: TE.Host [v2.9.3]
  • te.model.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: TE.Model [v2.9k]
  • te.winrt.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: TE.WinRT [v2.9]
  • wex.common.dll - Test Authoring and Execution Framework: Common [v2.9k]
  • axecore.dll - Microsoft Assessment Execution Engine Core Library
  • te.processhost.exe - Test Authoring and Execution Framework [v2.9.3]
  • te.exe - Test Authoring and Execution Framework [v2.9k]
  • microsoft.wtt.log.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System (WTTLog)
  • te.managed.dll
  • te.managedhost.exe - TAEF Managed Code Host [v2.9]
  • wex.services.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Kits 8.0 (Wex.Services [v2.9.3k])
  • te.testmode.watchdog.dll - TE Watchdog TestMode [v2.9]
  • microsoft.assessments.dll - Microsoft Assessments
  • wttlog.dll - DTM (WTT Logger Main)
  • wttlogcm.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • wex.services.exe runs as a service named 'Te.Service'.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 40%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 10 Home 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  India 11.11%
  Romania 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KJ385AA-ABA a... 25.00%
Dell OptiPlex 755 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv6-200X Note... 25.00%
MSI MS-7816 25.00%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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