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Comment: Related to https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/TW-61333


The Administration | Tools page provides a unified interface to set up tools to be used by appropriate plugins. You can install different versions of any of the tools a tool and/or change the default one. The tools will be automatically distributed to all build agents to be used in the related runners. 


  • IntelliJ Inspections and Duplicates Engine with the bundled version of IntelliJ IDEA set as default.
  • JetBrains dotCover Command Line Tools with the bundled version set as default. Used to collect code coverage for your .Net project 
  • JetBrains ReSharper Command Line Tools: by default the tools are bundled with TeamCity and are used by Inspections (.NET), Duplicates Finder (.NET) build runners to run code analysis. 
  • Maven: several bundled versions are displayed, with 3.0.5 set as default.
  • NuGet.exe used in NuGet specific build steps and NuGet Dependency Trigger.   NuGet packages (.nupkg files) with the tools/NuGet.exe file inside are supported.
  • NUnit 3: different versions can be installed and the default version set/changed
  • Sysinternals handle.exe used to determine processes which hold files in the checkout directory on Windows agents.
  • Sysinternals psexec.exe required for installing a TeamCity agent from a Windows server to a Windows host using Agent push
  • You can also upload your own tool as a .zip archive: the structure of the tool plugin is described described on the the Plugins Packaging page. TeamCity will use the name of the zip file as the tool name on all agents. The zip file will be automatically unpacked on the agents to the directory with the same name.
    When a the first custom tool is installed, a separate section the Zip Archive section appears on the page displaying the installed version(s), . In this section, you can see all the tool usages, remove the default version or the ability to change the default. You can also remove an installed tool/version.tool, or install a new one.

You can see that the tool appears on the agent in the TeamCity Web UI by checking configuration parameters reported by the agent in the form teamcity.tool.<the installed tool id>. You can use this parameter in your build: reference this parameter in the TeamCity Web UI (anywhere where the %parameter% format is supported) or refer to this parameters in your build as an environment or a system parameter.