TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS Installation and Configuration'

Solved: Team Web Access link on Project Portal does not work

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication

If you configured a public FQDN for your TFS and the "Team Web Access" link on the project portal still points to the non-FQDN URL… … all you need to do is: using the Team Foundation Admin Console, in the "Extensions for SharePoint Products" node, change the TFS URL (= Integration Target) to use your […]

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Update for TFS 2010 (RTM version) including all hot fixes

August 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Downloads, Issues and Hotfixes, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Installation and Configuration

Microsoft released an update (KB 983578) for: Team Foundation Server 2010 All Team Foundation Server 2010 clients (aka Team Explorer) It’s the same update package that will update the client and server components. What’s in that upgrade? According to Brian Harry and the KB article: Enables Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management functionality Improves performance for […]

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SOLVED: Reporting Services error: Cannot impersonate user for data source ‘TfsReportDS’ (rsErrorImpersonatingUser)

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments · TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Reporting, Troubleshooting TFS

Getting this error (and your TFS is installed on a Domain Controller)? Problem: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Cannot impersonate user for data source ‘TfsReportDS’. (rsErrorImpersonatingUser) Logon failed. (rsLogonFailed) Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070569) Solution: Make sure that […]

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Configure Microsoft Test Manager for Video Recording

May 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), TFS Installation and Configuration

Error message: Steps: Install Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (optional) Install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 TFS Compatibility GDR (adds new features) Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) (on Windows Server only): Add "Desktop Experience" feature (optional) Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 (MSDN subscribers with VS Premium or Ultimate only) (Not […]

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Stop SQL Server transaction log (.LDF) files from growing indefinitely

August 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments · TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Tips and Tricks

Symptoms You notice that in your SQL databases directory the .LDF files are growing permanently. Solution Set the recovery mode of your SQL Server databases to ‘simple’. Step-by-step instructions Perform a full-backup of your SQL Server databases. Note: This is very important since switching from the full or bulk-logged recovery model to the simple recovery […]

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Customizing the folders and file extensions automatically excluded

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

When adding items to source control a list of excluded folders as well as file extensions is shown. You can customize those defaults in the registry. Matthew Mitrik has the details: If the add operation is successfully completed, the list will be saved to the registry. Order of finding masks to filter: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\[Version]\TeamFoundation\SourceControl\AddOptions\ExcludeMasks HKLM\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\[Version]\TeamFoundation\SourceControl\AddOptions\ExcludeMasks (Thanks […]

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Recommendations for Virus Scanning on TFS computers

August 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Installation and Configuration, VSTS

Anti-virus software can badly impact the performance of your Team Foundation Server. Therefore make sure the following folders are excluded from scanning for viruses: TFS Version Control Cache Folder Team System Web Access Cache Folder SQL database folders SQL backup folders Additionally Microsoft published virus scanning recommendations for: Windows Server SQL Server WSS/SharePoint Server (Thanks […]

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TSWA: Report view not showing all work items

June 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Installation and Configuration, VSTS

If you have more than 100 work items in a query and you use Tools » Report View to prepare the list for printing you might notice that not all work items are shown on the report. Here’s what Hakan Eskici, the father of Web Access, has to say about this: There’s a limit to […]

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Cannot download attachements from Work Item Web Access

June 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Installation and Configuration

Solution provided by Hakan Eskici from Microsoft: If you are using the WIWA feature in the latest TSWA 2008 SP1, you may notice that it’s not possible to download attachment files from the work item window. As a workaround, you can edit Wiwa\UI\Pages\WorkItems\DownloadAttachment.aspx and modify the page directive to fix this by adding the HasPermission […]

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Reports for measuring TFS performance

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, TFS Reporting

Grant Holliday, who runs the busiest TFS at Microsoft, posted 6 handy reports you can easily import into your TFS to monitor system performance. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the server is performing as expected and to identify any efficiencies that can be made in the server or the tools.  To do this, […]

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