TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'Troubleshooting TFS'

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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Reporting Services: Cannot set value for "To" field

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments · TFS Reporting, Troubleshooting TFS

You use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and wonder why you can’t set the "To" field. By default, SSRS will use your user name as the receipient and not allow manual changes. How to enable the "To" field? Locate RSReportServer.config on your SSRS server. Make one change: <SendEmailToUserAlias>False</SendEmailToUserAlias>

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TFS Build: "Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found.

August 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Troubleshooting TFS

You receive the following error message as build result: The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v10.0\WebApplications\Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk. Solution Install Visual Studio on the build server (make sure to check the "Visual Web Developer" component). Note: Although it […]

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UITestException: Automation engine is unable to playback the test because it is not able to interact with the desktop.

August 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 14323, Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Troubleshooting TFS, VS Test Tools

You receive the following message as part of a build process that contains UI automation: UITestException: Automation engine is unable to playback the test because it is not able to interact with the desktop.  This could happen if the computer running the test is locked or it’s remote session window is minimized." Solution If you […]

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TFS Reports: An Error occurred during reporting processing

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments · TFS Reporting, Troubleshooting TFS

You receive the following error message when opening a TFS report: An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted) Query execution failed for dataset ‘dsIteration’. (rsErrorExecutingCommand) The Team System cube eitehr does not exist or has not been processed. It basically says: the cube has not been processed. Solution: Either: Wait and try again later […]

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Hotfix KB 971092 for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 install problems

July 29th, 2009 · 33 Comments · Troubleshooting TFS, VSTS

Applies to: Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (KB971092) Symptoms: The update installs successfully and but will be offered again by Windows Update as a new update. This can be repeated indefinitely. or the standalone installer tells you that this update "does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on […]

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Be aware: don’t use underscores in server names

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, Troubleshooting TFS

An underscore ("_") is not a supported character for a server name according to the RFC standards and therefore Windows will warn you when trying to use it as part of a DNS name. Symptoms ASP.NET applications that use session state, like Team System Web Access, will work when invoked using the IP (http://1.1.1.1:8090/) but […]

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Beware of configuration changes – TFS might not like them

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, Troubleshooting TFS, VSTS

If one of the following action are planned you should ready the appropriate documentation: Change the name of your TFS server Join a domain with your TFS or change the domain to which the TFS belongs Change the accounts used for running the TFS services Change the account passwords for the involved services (TFS + […]

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Documentation on how to troubleshoot TFS issues

July 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, Troubleshooting TFS

Check the Windows Event Log. Run TFS Best Practices Analyzer.(part of the Power Tools, requires PowerShell to be installed first) TFS-Team Explorer 2008 Troubleshooting Guide (@ MSDN Forums) Have a look at the available troubleshooting documentation on MSDN:   For connection trouble have a look at:Troubleshooting connections to TFS

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Known Work Item History Limitations for Links & Attachments

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting TFS

They are two major problems when looking into the history with regard to links. 1. No clue what has changed:If you remove an attachment and add a completely different one the history will indicate that there was a change (revision gets in incremented by 1), but it won’t tell you what has changed since TFS […]

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