Mathias Olausson [MVP]

Preparing for VSTS 2010: Upgrade process

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I’ve earlier posted about the new installation process, which really simplifies the way we setup TFS. With VSTS 2010 Beta 2 around the corner it’s time to start planning for upgrade to TFS 2010 Beta 2 and then forward to RTM. This post is an overview of the overall process of upgrading a TFS 2008 server to TFS 2010. In coming posts I’ll dig in to the key steps below in detail.

Requirements for TFS 2010

  • Windows Server 2003 or 2008, 32- or 64-bit.
  • SQL Server 2008
  • WSS 3.0, 4.0, MOSS


The following steps outline the overall upgrade process:

  1. Uninstall TFS 2008
  2. Upgrade to SQL Server 2008
  3. Upgrade to WSS 3.0 SP1 or SP2
  4. Install TFS. This will copy the bits from the installation media to the local machine.
  5. Configure the features you want from the TFS admin console.
    1. Team Foundation Server
    2. Team Build Management
    3. Team Lab Management
  6. Validate the upgrade
    1. SQL Server
    2. Reports
    3. Sharepoint
  7. Upgrade existing projects to take advantage of the new features in TFS 2010.

Brian Keller has posted more details on Go-Live with 2010 including links to a detailed checklist for rolling out TFS 2010.

Written by Mathias Olausson

October 11th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Posted in 11561,12010

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