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How to configure SMTP Settings for Team Foundation Server

There are three places where you might want to configure SMTP settings:

  1. On TFS itself via » TFS Admin Console » Email Alert Settings:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms400808(v=vs.110).aspx
  2. SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) via » Reporting Services Configuration Manager: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345234.aspx
  3. SharePoint (SP) via » Central Admin » System Settings » Outgoing e-mail settings:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288949.aspx

Here are some screenshots:

TFS Admin Console:
Configure SMTP Settings in TFS Admin Console

Reporting Services Configuration Manager:
Configure SMTP Settings in SQL Server Reporting Services Configuration Tool

SharePoint Central Administration:Configure SMTP Settings in SharePoint Central Administration

Screen Gallery: Installing TFS 2010 Beta 2

Screenshots of a successfull installation of Team Foundation Server 2010 according to the Team Foundation Installation Guide 2010.

As prerequisite make sure you configured the following components for use by TFS:

Part 1: Installation

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Part 2: Post-Install Configuration

Note: These screenshots show the “Advanced” wizard option. There are also “Standard” and “basic” wizards available.

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Part 3: Validation

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Screen Gallery: Preparing SQL Server 2008 for TFS 2010 Beta 2

Screenshots of a successfull installation of SQL Server 2008 according to the Team Foundation Installation Guide 2010.

In this case TFS is installed in a dual-server configuration, meaning:

  1. Data Tier: containing SQL Server and Analysis Services
  2. App Tier: containing Reporting Services, Windows SharePoint Services and TFS itself

Installation

Note: In the sceenshots a new SQL instance is added to an existing database server.

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