Testing Browsers on a Remote Windows Machine

To test Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox on a remote Windows machine, Silk Test Workbench needs to be installed on the remote machine. Microsoft Edge does only run on a Microsoft Windows 10 machine. Silk Test Workbench supports testing Mozilla Firefox 55 or prior on a remote Windows machine.
  1. On the local machine, from which you want to test the browser, add the remote Windows machine as a remote location. For additional information, see Editing Remote Locations.
  2. If the Silk Test information service is already running with administrator privileges on the remote machine, disable the Silk Test information service.
    1. Sign in to the remote machine as an administrator.
    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view).
    3. Click Administrative Tools.
    4. Double-click Services.
    5. Double click on the Silk Test information service.
    6. If the service shows a status of running, click Stop and wait until the service status shows as stopped.
    7. Change the Startup type to Disabled.
    8. Click OK.
  3. Start the Silk Test information service with medium integrity level, which means without administrator privileges.
    1. Open a file explorer and navigate to %OPEN_AGENT_HOME%/InfoService. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Silk\SilkTest\ng\InfoService.
    2. Double-click infoservice_start.bat.
  4. You can now select the browser on the remote machine in the Select Application dialog box.
Note: Ensure that the Silk Test information service is running in a user session, and not in the services session. The Silk Test information service requires UI interaction to be enabled. The services session, which is session 0, does not enable UI interaction.