In Quality Center are you seeing intermittent ‘Catastrophic Errors' when running long BPT tests? If so this HP Hotfix might help.
I was asked about this hotfix in the comments of another post and rather than answer the question and have it get lost in the comments section I thought it would be better to make this a quick post.
What's the issue?
If this hotfix is not installed, and if you run a step that takes a really long time to run in QC, QC might throw a ‘catastrophic error'. The test will be marked as failed and QTP 9.5 will continue to run the test after the long step has finished.
What's the fix?
Hotfix QTP_00826 – ‘Prevent Failure of QuickTest Tests Run from Quality Center When a Single Step Takes a Long Time' ensures that QTP tests that are run from Quality Center do not fail when a single step takes a long time.
Mic.ini file change required for this hotfix to work
In order for this hotfix to work you also need to set or add the flag HandleLongTrans=1 under the [RemoteAgent] section in the mic.ini file. The mic.ini file is usually located under the Program Files\HP\QuickTest Professional\bin.
Mic.ini file example:
How to get HotFix QTP_00826
In general the recommend way to get a hotfix is to request it from HP support. You can also download it from http://www.joecolantonio.com/downloads