TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS Administration'

Discover users without Visual Studio SP1 installed

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks

Far too often people install Visual Studio SP1 before Team Explorer 2008 and therefore TE remains unpatched in the RTM state. Luckily the ambitious TFS Admin can use the TFS Server Manager from the Power Tools package (TfsServerManager.exe in the Power Tools folder) to find those users without SP1: Check for VS 2008 SP1 from […]

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Hotfix for Team Build 2008 SP1: Reducing project-to-project references in build log (KB958845)

January 31st, 2009 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Build (TF Build), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration

From Aaron Hallberg blog: […] change in TFS Build SP1 which reduced build log noise by cutting out the build steps for project-to-project references […] the fix in SP1 didn’t actually fix the problem, at least not completely. […] As such, if a project was referenced by 10 other projects the fix in SP1 would […]

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How many users can Team System Web Access support?

January 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, Training and Learning

A: Microsoft posted a white paper on this. From the whitepaper: "Test results indicate that Web Access starts to hit the upper limits once the total number of work item objects in the memory is around 180. This translates to approximately 100 concurrent users with typical usage patterns." "Test results indicate that Web Access can […]

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How TFSDeleteProject Works

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration, VSTS

There are some areas where data may remain behind after you use TFSDeleteProject. The TFS Warehouse is untouched. In order to remove the data from the warehouse, it must be rebuilt. (It is important to notice that, when the warehouse is rebuilt all the historic build data that has been trimmed from the system will […]

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Changing TFS emails to link to Team System Web Access – Part 2

January 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration

If you click on a hyperlink in an TFS notification mail the following (read-only) web page comes up instead of a nice looking Team System Web Access dialog. Let’s change that! Objective Make sure all links in the notification mails sent by TFS point to Team System Web Access (TSWA) rather than the integrated read-only […]

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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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Q: How do I disable the Team Members feature of TFPT?

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Explorer, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

A: You can disable it from the options dialog, however this does not remove it entirely (as described here). To turn it off completely you need to additonally set the following value in the registry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\TeamFoundation\PowerTools TeamTrackerHidden = True (Thanks to Bill Essary from Microsoft for this tip) You can download a ready to use […]

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Installing & Configuring Team Foundation Client (aka Team Explorer)

January 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Screen Galleries, Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Installation and Configuration

Caution: Make sure to carefully read the Installation Guide before installing this software. What do I need it for? Access to TFSNote: A plain Visual Studio still needs Team Explorer to be able to talk to TFS. It installs: a tiny Visual Studio with only the “Team Explorer” in it if you don’t have Visual […]

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Workaround for TF30207 when creating a new team project and red X on Reports in Team Explorer

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration

Problem description: You can’t create new team projects. You see a red X on Report in Team Explorer, which you are sure is not related to permission issues (as described here). Using tfsadminutil.exe configureconnections /view you discover that the ReportServerUri looks similar to: http://myTFS/ReportService.asmx It should look something like: http://myTFS/ReportServer/ReportService.asmx Cause: What happened? Looking at […]

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How to fix TF53010: Create OLAP failed

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2008 SP1, TFS Administration, TFS Installation and Configuration

Problem description: After a clean install of TFS 2008 SP1 I was wondering about this message in the event log telling me there was a problem with the cube: TF53010: The following error has occurred in a Team Foundation component or extension: Date (UTC): 08.01.2009 19:51:18 Machine: MYTFS Application Domain: /LM/W3SVC/2102708728/ROOT/Warehouse-5-128759178428736686 Assembly: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Warehouse, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, […]

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