TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries from August 23rd, 2010

Update for TFS 2010 (RTM version) including all hot fixes

August 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Downloads, Issues and Hotfixes, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Installation and Configuration

Microsoft released an update (KB 983578) for: Team Foundation Server 2010 All Team Foundation Server 2010 clients (aka Team Explorer) It’s the same update package that will update the client and server components. What’s in that upgrade? According to Brian Harry and the KB article: Enables Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management functionality Improves performance for […]

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Visual Studio Database Guide

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Training and Learning, VS Database Tools

The ALM Rangers published a guide how to use Visual Studio 2010 Database projects, which are an innovative and powerful way to manage your database schemas. Project Description Practical guidance for Visual Studio 2010 Database projects, which is focused on 5 areas: Solution and Project Management Source Code Control and Configuration Management Integrating External Changes […]

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Certified as Professional Scrum Developer Trainer

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Training and Learning

"A fool with a tool, is still a fool." TFS is a great tool, but still it doesn’t tell you how to do things. To close the missing gaps you need practices and a framework (like Scrum). Luckily, Scrum.org and Microsoft started the Professional Scrum Developer Program (PSD), which trains people in all three topics. […]

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How to add a project portal and reports to a Team Project?

August 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · TFS Administration, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication, TFS Reporting

You created the team project without a project portal and/or without reports? Or maybe you upgraded your TFS to 2010 and did not migrate the reports/portals as well and want to create new, fresh ones? The TFS 2010 Power Tools are your friend: tfpt addprojectportal – Create a project portal for an existing Team Project […]

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SOLVED: Reporting Services error: Cannot impersonate user for data source ‘TfsReportDS’ (rsErrorImpersonatingUser)

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments · TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Reporting, Troubleshooting TFS

Getting this error (and your TFS is installed on a Domain Controller)? Problem: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Cannot impersonate user for data source ‘TfsReportDS’. (rsErrorImpersonatingUser) Logon failed. (rsLogonFailed) Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070569) Solution: Make sure that […]

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How to stop and resume all TFS services

August 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · TFS Administration

Using the command line tool: TFSServiceControl [quiesce|unquiesce] You can use the TFSServiceControl command to stop or start all of the services and application pools Visual Studio Team Foundation Server uses. For example, you use this command when backing up or restoring databases, or when you are moving your deployment from one machine to another. Source: […]

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Reporting Services: Cannot set value for "To" field

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments · TFS Reporting, Troubleshooting TFS

You use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and wonder why you can’t set the "To" field. By default, SSRS will use your user name as the receipient and not allow manual changes. How to enable the "To" field? Locate RSReportServer.config on your SSRS server. Make one change: <SendEmailToUserAlias>False</SendEmailToUserAlias>

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TFS Build: "Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found.

August 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Troubleshooting TFS

You receive the following error message as build result: The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v10.0\WebApplications\Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. Solution Install Visual Studio on the build server (make sure to check the "Visual Web Developer" component). Note: Although it […]

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UITestException: Automation engine is unable to playback the test because it is not able to interact with the desktop.

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Troubleshooting TFS, 14323, VS Test Tools

You receive the following message as part of a build process that contains UI automation: UITestException: Automation engine is unable to playback the test because it is not able to interact with the desktop.  This could happen if the computer running the test is locked or it’s remote session window is minimized." Solution If you […]

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TFS Reports: An Error occurred during reporting processing

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments · TFS Reporting, Troubleshooting TFS

You receive the following error message when opening a TFS report: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Query execution failed for dataset ‘dsIteration’. (rsErrorExecutingCommand) The Team System cube eitehr does not exist or has not been processed. It basically says: the cube has not been processed. Solution: Either: Wait and try again later […]

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