TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS Administration'

Change notification delay setting in TFS 2010

February 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2010, TFS Administration, Tools and Utilities

As you probably noticed or know already, TFS 2010 by default delays all notifications (aka project alerts) by 2 minutes (as explained here). You can change the default by setting the following key in the TFS registry (not the Windows Registry on the TFS server) to the desired number of seconds (0 = no delay, […]

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How to manually install TFS Extensions for SharePoint

January 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · TFS Administration, Troubleshooting TFS

Warning: In regular cases you should install the TFS Extensions for SharePoint as described here and do not follow the steps in this blog post. Error Message: The Microsoft.TeamFoundation.SharePoint.wsp did not get deployed to the SharePoint Products server.  This web service is deployed to SharePoint as part of this package. Solution: Solution 1 (preferred): Install […]

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How to add a source control folder to an existing team project

November 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2010, TFS Administration, Tools and Utilities, Troubleshooting TFS

When double-clicking the Source Control node of a Team Project that has no source control folder you receive the following message: No Source Control Folder Cannot open $/Projectname. Source control has not been configured for this team project, you do not have permission to acces it, or the team project has been moved or deleted. […]

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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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How to add a project portal and reports to a Team Project?

August 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · TFS Administration, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication, TFS Reporting

You created the team project without a project portal and/or without reports? Or maybe you upgraded your TFS to 2010 and did not migrate the reports/portals as well and want to create new, fresh ones? The TFS 2010 Power Tools are your friend: tfpt addprojectportal – Create a project portal for an existing Team Project […]

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How to stop and resume all TFS services

August 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · TFS Administration

Using the command line tool: TFSServiceControl [quiesce|unquiesce] You can use the TFSServiceControl command to stop or start all of the services and application pools Visual Studio Team Foundation Server uses. For example, you use this command when backing up or restoring databases, or when you are moving your deployment from one machine to another. Source: […]

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TF30207: Can’t create team project on TFS itself / red X on documents and reports / insufficient SSRS or WSS permissions

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration

Problem description Team Project creation fails on the Team Foundation Server itself due to insufficient permissions although the user has all neccessary permissions in SQL Server Reporting Services (Content Manager role) as well as Windows SharePoint Services. or A red X is shown next to the Reports and Documents node when running Team Explorer on […]

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Naming Restrictions for Team Foundation Server

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks, VSTS

If you ever had questions like: How long is the team project’s name allowed to be? How many levels may an work item area hierarchy have? Which characters are allowed in build type names? What is the maximum supported size for work item attachments? Those are answered by the MSDN topic: Naming Restrictions for Team […]

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Unable to publish test results from Visual Studio to TFS

May 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Build (TF Build), Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, VS Test Tools

Error message similar to: username@servername (mailto:username@servername) 2008-10-13 2:21:50          0.28 MB            10/13/2008 3:19:14 PM    Failed    Access to the path ‘\\DropFolder\Buildname_20080723.3\TestResults\fd8883e0-2153-44c6-8671-6d6db460c4a8\uesrname 2008-10-13 _02_21.trx’ is denied. Cause: Permission issue A Workaround can be found in the KB article 958726.

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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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