TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Entries Tagged as 'TFS 2005'

Method not found: ‘Void Microsoft.Reporting.PreviewItemContext.SetPath()’ when using Report View in TSWA

September 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks

If you get the following error message above when using the Report View in Team System Web Access… … you need to install the Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005 on your TFS App Tier (as described here) to make it work again. How it looks when it works Open a work item or a execute […]

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Check-In is slow when using exclusive check-out?

September 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Issues and Hotfixes, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS Tips and Tricks

It’s still hot: Microsoft released a fix for slow check-in’s if you’re using exclusive check-out feature yesterday: FIX: The check-in process may be very slow when you use the Source Control feature in Visual Studio 2005 Team System Read more here.

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Changing TFS email notifications to link to Team System Web Access

August 31st, 2007 · 6 Comments · Project Management with TFS, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Process Customization, TFS Project Portal and Team Communication, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking

Thanks to this MSDN Forums post I was able to change the link included in every TFS notification e-mail to point to TSWA instead of the project portal. Here’s the full story: When using project alerts to get notified about work item changes you get an email containing a link to the project portal: If […]

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How to remove someone else’s workspace in TFS

August 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Tips and Tricks

A customer asked: “During my vacation my collegue was working on my machine and mapped the solution file to D:\Projects. Now I returned and wanted to map the solution to that folder as well, which obviously doesn’t work since it is already mapped. How can I get rid of the workspace that my collegue has […]

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Hotfix for: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Adapter: An error occurred while processing changeset

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Administration, Troubleshooting TFS

If you have the following error occurring every periodically when your warehouse is updated… The description text is as follows: Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: TFS WarehouseEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 3000Date:  nn/nn/nnnnTime:  10:58:00User:  N/AComputer: Computer nameDescription:TF53010: An unexpected condition has occurred in a Team Foundation component. The information contained here should be made available to your site administrative staff.Technical Information (for the administrative staff):Date […]

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Creating a separate work item form layout for Web Access

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Process Customization, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Work Item Customization

Right now custom work item controls [1] are not supported by Team System Web Access [2]. Instead your custom control you will see this unpleasant message: “Unable to create workitem control ‘ControlName’”. While this is a sad thing for us users does that mean that we shouldn’t use Web Access? No, of course not… One […]

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Listing version control changes with check-in comments using TFS

August 27th, 2007 · 8 Comments · Team Explorer, Team Foundation Server, Team Foundation Version Control, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

You can easily query for changes on a team project or a specified version control folder underneath and display them in a list with the check-in comments. By using Team System Web Access (TSWA): Note: I’m showing this first because the dialog is very comfortable, e.g. you can filter by user or time range. In TSWA […]

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Enabling email functionality in Team System Web Access (TSWA)

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS Administration, TFS Clients, TFS Tips and Tricks

By default, the email functionality in Team System Web Access (TSWA) is disabled and users will receive the following message when trying to use it: “Sending email is not enabled. Please contact your administrator.” To enable you need to change TSWA’s web.config file, which can be found under %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Web Access\Web. Change the setting “sendingEmailEnabled” […]

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Free Add-On: Team System Web Access (TSWA) Power Tool by Microsoft

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, Team System Web Access (TWA), TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Clients, Third-Party Solutions, Tools and Utilities

Microsoft now offers version 2.0 of the Team System Web Access (formerly known as TeamPlain Web Access from DevBiz, which was acquired by Microsoft ) free of charge as a Power Tool with official Microsoft Customer Service support! Download it from here. Get a detailed list of all improvements here. Make sure to read the […]

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Copy area and interation structure using the Area Import/Export Tool

July 7th, 2007 · 14 Comments · Downloads, Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS 2008, TFS Administration, TFS Extensibility, TFS Tips and Tricks, TFS Work Item Tracking, Tools and Utilities, Work Item Customization

If you look for a way to export and import your area and/or iteration structure the Team Foundation Object Model (TFOM) is your friend. However it’s only your friend if you know where to look for. While the export works perfectly using the WorkItemStore, the import is only possible through the ICommonStructureService (and could be […]

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