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Since I installed TFS on Windows 7 64 bit, I can't figure out why it very often hangs, with apparently no reason:

  • no evident anomaly on task manager or procexp: CPU usage rate low, a lot of free memory
  • Event Viewer is empty

Did anyone else experience this?
How can I improve the performance of the system?

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Some things to try. Disable anti-virus. Reinstall TFS. Which version of TFS are you using? – murisonc Mar 8 '11 at 0:34
@murisonc Antivirus disabled, TFS 2010 – onof Mar 9 '11 at 7:51

I was having the same issue with TFS where it would hang and become unresponsive.

I found a solution to this by updating the tf.exe.config or devenv.exe.config file with the following configuration values.

        <add address="*" maxconnection="1000"/>

I set the limit to 1000 on my side, as i carefully watched the value in Resource Monitor, though truthfully i never got higher than 600 concurrent connections.

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Fire up Process Explorer, find your hung process and try and work out what it's blocked on. It will hopefully give you some pointers to the underlying cause.

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with procexp I meant Process Explorer. – onof Mar 9 '11 at 7:52
If you have never used any of the Sysinternals tools before I would take a look at Mark Russinovich's webcast Case of the unexplained found here: It has some great problem solving logic using the sysinternals tools – jgardner04 Mar 9 '11 at 15:49

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