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A known issues testing framework, powered by PowerShell scripts.

Computer systems today are complex. Some years ago, if software A did not run, the reason was "A requires B and B is not installed". Today it’s more like "A does not run because B is not working as the value C in D is not set by E".

Using Xteq5, you could now write PowerShell scripts that test A, B, C, D and E. The generated HTML report (Example) will then inform you if, and what, isn’t right. From that time on, you don’t have to remember this case anymore. Just run Xteq5 again and you will be informed in seconds. This can also be done silently using the command line, resulting in a XML or JSON report for further automated processing.

This procedure can lead to cost savings if you have separated 1st and 2nd level support teams. The 1st level support can check with Xteq5 if the problem is already known and fix it without escalating to 2nd level. This means higher first call resolution rates for 1st level and less tickets for 2nd level.


The most recent version can be downloaded from Releases.

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 SP2 (or higher)
  • 256MB free memory, 6 MB free disk space
  • .NET Framework 4.5 (or higher)
  • PowerShell 4.0 (or higher)
  • Download links are provided by Setup.exe if one of the components is not installed


Please see the Xteq5 Wiki for documentation. This includes How to use Xteq5, creating your own assets or tests, customize the installation or utilizing the command line interface.


Any constructive contribution is very welcome!

If you encounter a bug, please create a new issue, describing how to reproduce the bug and we will try to fix it.

In case you have created a script you want us to include, please open a new issue (with the label addscript) and include a download link to your script. Please make sure that the script implements the recommendations described in the Wiki.

Pull requests for source code changes or scripts are welcome as well.

Copyright and License

Copyright © 2010-2015 Michael Hex (@texhex).

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. For details, please see LICENSE.txt.

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