TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Problem when upgrading to TFS 2008: Setup has detected that the specified database server is already in use by another Team Foundation Server (services) computer…

May 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

When trying to upgrade to TFS 2008 you receive the following error message on your primary AT shortly after starting the setup program

“Setup has detected that the specified database server is already in use by another Team Foundation Server (services) computer. Click OK to configure this computer as a stand-by Team Foundation Server (services) computer. Click Cancel to specify a different database server.”

Cause:

You are using a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to reference your Team Foundation Server application tier.

Workaround:

  1. Remove the FQDN (run the ActivateAt command with the NETBIOS name), i.e. change it back to the regular NETBIOS name.
  2. Apply the TFS 2008 upgrade.
  3. Re-apply the FQDN.

 

Update: There is an official KB article now.

 

Enjoy TFS 2008!

 

(Thanks to Daniel Hackel who adminsters this environment.)

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