Workbench Server

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2016.4.5 | Updated: 03 Nov 2016



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Software Author(s):

  • Pragmatic Works Software

Workbench Server 2016.4.5

This is not the latest version of Workbench Server available.

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To install Workbench Server, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Workbench Server, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Workbench Server, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade pragmaticworksworkbenchserver -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pragmaticworksworkbenchserver -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure pragmaticworksworkbenchserver installed
    name: pragmaticworksworkbenchserver
    state: present
    version: 2016.4.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'pragmaticworksworkbenchserver' do
  action    :install
  version  '2016.4.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pragmaticworksworkbenchserver,
    Version: 2016.4.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pragmaticworksworkbenchserver
   Name     = 'pragmaticworksworkbenchserver'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2016.4.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pragmaticworksworkbenchserver':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2016.4.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pragmaticworksworkbenchserver version="2016.4.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'pragmaticworksworkbenchserver'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url

  silentArgs    = "/quiet /norestart"
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)

  softwareName  = 'Workbench Server*'
  checksum = '513E4CDC309B554456C626D98A41CBCD7949517B57BD76771864F67CCC7609DF'
  checksumType = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'pragmaticworksworkbenchserver'
$softwareName = 'Workbench Server*'
$installerType = 'EXE'

$silentArgs = '/qn /norestart'
$validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false
$local_key     = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key   = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
$machine_key6432 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'

$key = Get-ItemProperty -Path @($machine_key6432,$machine_key, $local_key) `
                        -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue `
         | ? { $_.DisplayName -like "$softwareName" }

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    if ($installerType -eq 'MSI') {
      $silentArgs = "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs"

      $file = ''

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                -FileType $installerType `
                                -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                -File "$file"
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Workbench Server 2018.2.4.503 192 Thursday, May 3, 2018 Approved
Workbench Server 2018.2.3.412-beta 179 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Exempted
Workbench Server 2018.2.2.302-beta 283 Friday, March 2, 2018 Exempted
Workbench Server 2018.1.5.312 203 Monday, March 12, 2018 Approved
Workbench Server 2018.1.4.208 223 Friday, February 9, 2018 Approved
Workbench Server 2018.1.4.129-beta 215 Monday, January 29, 2018 Exempted
Workbench Server 2018.1.3.122-beta 243 Monday, January 22, 2018 Exempted
Workbench Server 2018.1.2.1206-beta 256 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Approved

BI xPress Server version 2016.4.5

New Features

1491: Control Flows now contain precedence constraints for nested tasks
  • Control Flows now support showing the precedence constraints for nested tasks such as Sequence Container, ForEach Container, and others. Also, users can now move the tasks and components around freely on the page in order to get a better view of some clustered items.
1618: BI xPress Server Administrators can now clean up orphaned activities and files within the Auditing Framework
  • This feature removes any activity that references a file that no longer exists. It also removes all user deployed files older than a day that are not associated with an activity.
1620: BI xPress Server's SSIS Monitoring Console is even more mobile device friendly.
6802: BI xPress Server notification engine now includes a default template for creating VSTS notifications

Updated Features

6279: SQL notification provider now supports batches


4838: SSIS Monitoring Console's filter type drop down removes filter if filter value isn't first populated
4981: Users can't toggling between Project and Package Connection within Auditing Framework
5536: Notification template syntax errors aren't being logged within the Event Execution History
6214: BI xPress Server "Unspecified Error" when attempting to applying auditing framework to certain packages
6773: Event names are no longer being cached in-memory for Notification Subscriptions.

DOC xPress Server version 2016.4.5


1548: NullReferenceException when running Snapshot Comparison
7409: Solutions won't load when viewed within Microsoft Edge Anniversary Update
7831: DOC xPress Server's dates and times appear as "Invalid Date Invalid Date" on various pages.

LegiTest Server version 2016.4.5

New Features

4960: Scheduling tests no longer has a dependency on the LegiTest Command Line
6229: Expanded items in LegiTest Server dashboard now remain expanded when done managing tags.
6258: Enhanced LegiTest notifications to include grids from comparisons and validations
  • Grids are now shown in LegiTest notification emails so that data mismatches or validations show the data in question in the notification email (HTML only)
6266: User can now specify the End Time for scheduled test runs
  • Allow the user to specify the end time on the end date when scheduling a task. If not specified, default it to end of day instead of using the start time.
6278: Added ability to create VSTS work items as a notification engine target
  • Notification can now automatically create work items in Visual Studio Team Services
  • The template is applied to create a title for the created work item
6280: Added ability to run executable as a notification engine target
  • Notification engine can now run an executable on the server in response to a notification
  • Optionally the templated output is passed to the executable as a file
6281: Added ability to make URI GETs/POSTs/PUTs as a notification engine target
  • Use notification engine to interact with HTTP APIs
  • Configure the payload using the standard templating engine
  • Support for basic authentication, as well as OAUTH1 and OAUTH2
6282: Added ability to manually run notifications for specific tests from the LegiTest Dashboard
6284: Added ability to defer population of notification engine collection objects
  • Notification engine now defers some of the work in creating a notification until the notification fires, resulting in higher performance.
6286: Implemented Role Based Security
  • Manage Access to LegiTest Server actions based on roles.
  • Manage access to tests based on roles and tags.
6784: Allowed custom name for LegiTest Tile
6828: Added Test Management Page
  • Manage Parameters, Scheduled Tasks, Tags, and certain actions all from one page.
7809: Data driven tests are displayed as separate tests on the details page and as a single item on the summary page.

Updated Features

6827: Improvements made to LegiTest Server home page
  • LegiTest Server Dashboard is now the LegiTest Server Summary page.
  • Clicking on a failed test from the Summary will take you to the details of the failed assert.
  • Tags are now listed to the right of the Summary page, with the ability to filter tags moved, and takes up less real estate on the screen.


6226: Parameter and Data Type Name no longer overlap when editing parameters.
6733: Navigation breadcrumb trail is not visible on the details page
6734: Command line configuration values are not being retained when upgrading LegiTest Server to the newest version
6735: User is now alerted if the command line can not find a valid test runner
6738: Summary page does not refresh after a test suite is manually run from the server
6744: Annotations now show up on the results page.
6781: LegiTest Server does not display any error if no coverage reports load
6800: Command Line error message reflects incorrect log location
7331: Notification events fire multiple times for each Test Group within a suite if configured to an assembly

Workbench Server version 2016.4.5

New Features

6723: Upgrading Workbench Server will now display a message indicating that all previous versions will be uninstalled during the upgrade process
  • Users upgrading Workbench Server will now see a message indicating that all previous versions of Workbench Server will be uninstalled prior to upgrading. This is not a change in behavior from previous releases, only an update to the user interface to make it more clear as to what is happening behind the scenes. This message is only visible when upgrading.
7373: Added PowerShell 3.0 or later to the system requirements for Workbench Server

Updated Features

4718: Activating or Deactivating a license now redirects users to license overview page upon completion

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