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SharePoint-based Dashboards on TFS Project Portal showing 404 File not found error after upgrading to new instance

After upgrading to TFS 2012, the Scrum Dashboards stopped working and only show a 404 error.The issue

On the TFS Project Portal, you get a 404 error from SharePoint instead of the dashboard.

Background

Then that project were probably created with the Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 template, and that template is not available on the new SharePoint server.

How to fix

  1. Download and install Visual Studio Scrum 1.0
  2. In the Project Portal subfolder, look at Readme.txt
  3. Execute the batch commands listed in that Readme.txt to upload the missing .WSP file
    (on the first line, starting with “SET STSADM”, make sure to replace version “12” with “14” if you are using SharePoint 2010, or accordingly for any newer versions).

(Big thanks to Trevor Hancock, Hassan Fadili, and Wes MacDonald for the solution.)

Installing SharePoint 2010 complete install using local accounts

The Scenario

You want to install SharePoint 2010 complete install and use local accounts (instead of Active Directory accounts).

The Problem

You receive the following error message:

The specified user is a local account. Local accounts should only be used in stand alone mode.
Error Message: The specified user is a local account. Local accounts should only be used in stand alone mode.

The Solution

The workaround is to use a PowerShell script instead of the Wizard, as explained at: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blogs/fromthefield/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=112