TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Happy Buyer: What’s in the TFS product box?

November 11th, 2006 · No Comments · General, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration

Ever wondered what you get when you pay the few thousand dollars for a Team Foundation Server [1]?


Contents of the Product Box:

  • Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (1 CD with Microsoft Genuine hologram [2])
  • MSDN Library (3 CDs)


On the Team Foundation Server CD, labeled “VSTFD1”, you’ll find the following folders:

  • \: Team Foundation Server Installation [3] & Administrator’s Guides [4]
  • \atdt: Team Foundation Server (For Single-Server installations)
  • \at & \dt: Team Foundation Server – Application and Data Tier (for Dual-Server installations)
  • \build: Team Foundation Server Build (aka Team Build)
  • \KB913393: Hotfix KB913393 for ASP.NET [5]
    • “The hotfix is to be able to support large files attachments in  Currently TFS rely on this functionality to be existing and would fail if it is not.” [6]
  • \proxy: Team Foundation Proxy
  • \SQLServerKB: Hotfix KB914595 for SQL Server [7]
    • “The SQL hotfix is for analysis services to fix some issues emerging during the processing of cubes in the warehouse that affect performance and cause other undesired behaviors.” [6]
  • \tfc: Team Foundation Client (aka Team Explorer)









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