i am encountering a very strange error on the my tfs server. I have a server on which i'm hosting the tfs instance and a server in witch i'm hosting the sql backend for the tfs. The thing is that i want to move the sql instance on another server, a task which i have done once before, and for some reason the tfs server doesn't want to cooperate.
The actions i have undertaken till now are: i've installed sql server 2012 on the my new server, i have moved the databases to the new server(backup - restore), and bow i'm trying to make the chance in the tfs administrative console and for some reason it doesn't work. I have stopped iis
iisreset \stop, i have stoped the tfs
net stop TfsAgentJob and when i try to run 'tfsconfig prepsql /sqlinstance:servername' or
tfsconfig prepsql /sqlinstance:servername\instancename it gives me the following error:
CreateTfsExecRole.sql Block #1 Error: TF246017: Team Foundation Server could not connect to the database. Verify that the server that is hosting the database is operational, and that network problems are not blocking communication with the server..
The thing is that the network shouldn't be the problem. I can ping the new sql server from the tfs server and i can connect to the sql server from other servers and i just don't understand the error. I have also tried to the command with the firewall disabled and still the same result. I's there something new in sql 2012 that has to be configured in order for this to work ?