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PowerShell: Getting a “does not support user interaction” error when no input is required

I'm running a PowerShell script during a TFS 2015-based deployment. It won't run because PS thinks it needs user interaction, but, when I copy-and-paste the command and arguments into the PS console ...
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Some users not seeing all TFS options in Visual Studio

I have two users who only see the following options in the Team Explorer tab in Visual Studio: Changes, Branches, Sync and Settings Another user, correctly sees all of them: Changes, Branches, Pull ...
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TFS - user appears twice

(This question is similar to, but I think not quite the same as Duplicate User appears in TFS work item query. :1 postfix because I, the TFS admin, do not see the duplicate user) Using TFS 2015 web ...
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TFS 2015/vNext: $(Build.Repository.LocalPath) vs $(Build.SourcesDirectory)

TFS 2015 defines various variables, but both $(Build.Repository.LocalPath) $(Build.SourcesDirectory) point to the path of the sources-directory ("s"). Does anyone know if these will always have ...
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TFS 2015: TFS hosting path when using “server”

In TFS 2015 the "publish" task in a build definition may either push to the TFS server or to a fileshare/UNC path. Unfortunately, deleted builds aren't automatically pruned if you're using a fileshare....
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How to acces Team Foundation Server 2015 configured on local client PC, from other pc connected to that wifi network from Visual Studio 2015?

I have installed and configured Team Foundation Server 2015 on my client laptop. And i have created one team project from Visual Studio 2015 Team explorer. So my TFS 2015 is installed on one laptop. ...
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TFS 2015/RM: Permission to bypass gated builds

There used to be a permission to be able to grant a user the right to bypass gated-builds, but, as of TFS 2015, it seems like this is no longer possible. Does anyone know of a way?
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TFS backup notifications apparently not working

What must I do to correctly configure Alert Notifications for backups on my TFS 2015.1 installation? I've entered the SMTP information and verified that a test message goes through; my domain account ...
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Microsoft Project unable to connect to Team Services online

This is the error I get when I try to bring the latest work items into a blank MS project file that I just connected to Team Services online. I have got this error with MS Project 2013 and 2016 as ...
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Host TFS on Azure

I am trying to set up a distributed instance of TFS on 2 Azure VMs and I am having issues getting the main TFS Server to see the TFS DB Server. It is complaining about needing to be on an Active ...
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TFS 2012 migration to clean installation of TFS 2015

We want to move TFS 2012 to clean installation of TFS 2015. Are there any guides? The rough idea now is to execute in-place upgrade of TFS 2012 and than point TFS 2015 to this databases. There is only ...
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Accessing TFS Express via public URL [closed]

I have installed Team Foundation Server 2015 Express on my development PC and it works fine. I am on a network that does not have domain. However, when I try to access TFS via public URL: http://my-...
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TFS command line (team explorer everywhere) and workspaces

I need to be able to check out files with a lock from windows and linux simultaneously. The only solution I found is using "server workspace". But, the command line for creating workspaces doesn't ...
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TFS DB and Recovery Model. Is Simple Safe

On my TFS database server all the databases are set to Full Recovery Model. We don't do any log shipping and just do full db backups each night so would there be any impact to TFS is we changed our ...
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Sql Express 2012 Upgrade to SP1

I have Sql Server Express 2012 installed on one server. As I'm trying to install TFS 2015 and it require Sql Express 2012 with SP1 I would like just to update my instance to SP1, but I can't find a ...
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TFS 2015 not picking up groups from the AD

I've got a VM with AD & TFS 2015 set up. I've added a group to the AD : 'g_buildagents' and I was attempting to add that group to the TFS Group containing the build service accounts (...
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Mirror team foundation server 2015 git repo to bitbucket

I have a tfs 2015 server with a git repo. When a developer carries out a sync, I would like tfs to also push the changes to bitbucket git repo. Can anyone suggest any solution to this?
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SSMS (2014) cannot connect to remote DB on local network [closed]

To start, this set up used to work. I wanted to help on a friend's project and installed git and vagrant and somewhere between the last time I opened my own project (using the setup listed below) and ...
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Cannot configure TFS Express

I am running W2012 DataCenter edition I already have SQL Express 2012 installed (which works fine), and I want to start using TFS Express. When I try to run the TFS installation exe, the ...
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403.14 when accessing site remotely, works on the server

A test TFS instance has just started to play up. Whilst on the server I can access http://localhost/tfs if I attempt it from a remote machine using http://tfs.it.domain.local I get a 403 error. ...
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What do I need to be able to delete a user's workspace?

I need to delete the workspace of a user that has some files checked out. My account is a member of Administration Console users, TFS_APPTIER_SERVICE_WPG and the Application Tier's Team Foundation ...
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Why can't I change the identity of this account in Team Foundation Server?

I'm trying to migrate the collections from one Team Foundation Server to another. A collection that uses local account memberships fails to get attached to the new server. The other collections use ...
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How can I replace a local TFS service account with a domain TFS service account to perform a migration?

I changed the service account used by Team Foundation Server from a local account HOSTNAME\local_tfs_service_account to a domain account DOMAIN\domain_tfs_service_account, by directly clicking on the "...
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Easy way to resurrect numerous AD clients powered off for 2 years?

I have a pair of active directory domains with a one-way trust where I am attempting to revive some servers (~12, so automated steps would be handy but I can manually do everything if necessary) that ...
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Find all application tiers for a given TFS instance

Do you know a way to list all application tier servers for a TFS instance? It's probably somewhere in the Tfs_Configuration database, but I didn't find it there.
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tfsbuild.exe delete / destroy keeps orphans in database

We're using TFS 2012 since 2013. In the mean time the database has increased up to ~60GB. This has several drawbacks like increased backup time, wast of drive space, ... After having a look into to '...
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User's AD account deleted then recreated, now cannot access TFS

I have a user who a couple months ago had access to our Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 instance (he was able to access queries, work items, backlogs etc via the web interface). Recently, we needed ...
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TFSOnline: the connection was unexpectedly closed by the server

We are having a persistent issue with our Visual studio online development environment. Scenario: Connect to the same team project in Visual Studio, with different accounts, on different PCs (but ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 trace doesn't work

I'm trying to turn on tracing on my TFS 2013 instance. To do this I'm modifying C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0\Application Tier\Web Services\web.config file like this: <...
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Is it technically possible to upgrade TFS 2010 to TFS 2013 Express?

Is there a supported upgrade path from Team Foundation Server 2010 Professional to Team Foundation Server 2013 Express? Is this possible on technical level?
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TFS 2013: Checking what projects a user has access to

I often need to give a user, A, access to the same projects as another user, B. How can I do this without having to ask user B what projects he has access to?
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Starting a team project collection after detaching and attaching again

I recently detached a team project collection using Team Foundation Admin Console and made a backup of the database and then reattached the same collection. After compeleting the attachment, an error ...
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TFS Database migration miss the detach step issue

We currently doing the TFS database migration, originally, we suppose to upgrade to 2012 which support SQL 2008 R2, after a period of time, we decide to upgrade to 2013, and unfortunately we are ...
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List databases in TFS Application trier only configuration error

I have an application trier (APPTR1) an an data trier (SQLSRVR) installed Now I am trying to install a second application trier(APPTR2) to use in a cluster with apptr1 i have installed tfs on apptr2, ...
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Change TFS setup default installation directory

I want to do an automated TFS (2013) setup on 150+ build servers. The OS support guys insist on installing 3rd party apps on "D:\Apps" instead of the default location, but leave the default ...
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TFS 2010 cloned to TFS 2013 test environment - Best Practices Analyzer issue

So I have successfully cloned my existing TFS 2010 production environment onto new hardware (and software) and it is running TFS 2013. Everything appears to be working just fine. I notice however ...
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TFS 2013: An error occurred while initializing a build for build definition (The remote name could not be resolved)

I'm trying to start a build from my TFS to my Build Controller. Both are not inside a domain or active directory. The Build Server is a virtual machine hosted in Hyper-V on the dedicated TFS machine. ...
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Team Foundation Backup Plan failure message

I ran my backup and it failed due to timeout. The message I see is: The SQL Server timeout value is set to 6 hours. This value can be modified in the tool's setting file Does anyone know which ...
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Network Drive Full Trust With Visual Studio 2010/2014

I'm managing 10 developer computers and I want to assign to each computer a Network Drive (Let's say X: drive) so the developer can map the TFS workspace to that drive. When the user tries to open ...
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TFS 2013 intermittent error: TF400732: the request has been canceled

Recently, we installed TFS 2013. Since installing it, we keep getting the error "TF400732: the request has been canceled." when opening TFS with the browser or performing some tasks from Visual ...
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What server operating system should I use for a virtual TFS build server? [closed]

I have the task of setting up a TFS build server which will consist of 1 controller and 1 agent for TFS / Visual Studio 2013. I have a choice of server operating systems, since this will be a ...
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TFS on Virtual Server

Is a small Virtual Server with 2 cores (1.6GHz) and 1GB RAM capable of running a Team Foundation Server for Version Control and Building with ~5 Users? Nothing else will run on the system (except of ...
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Can't create Build Controller on other server for TFS

I'm currently working on creating a test environment on my local machine using some virtual servers: TWITCH: This server contains the real TFS Server BUILDSERVER: This server should contain the ...
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Can the Visual Studio 2012 C++ Redistributable be installed automatically with a TFS Build?

I have an ASP.Net project that's using the ClearScript.V8 library which relies on the Visual Studio 2012 C++ Redistributable to work. I'm faced with the prospect of having to install this on 50+ ...
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Can't access secure site using Windows Authentication from server 2012

I apologize if this is the wrong site for this question, but I honestly don't know what component of this setup is causing the problem. I have a server running Windows Server 2012. It is running TFS ...
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TFS Check In Issue: The underlying connection was closed: A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server

I've recently started seeing the below error when attempting to check in code to TFS: The underlying connection was closed: A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server. ...
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How do you install a new build controller in TFS?

I am not looking for detailed instructions, I just want the quick and dirty overview. We have an existing TFS infrastructure, I am looking to install a new build controller for 1 team project. Do ...
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sharepoint 2013 upgrade From wss 3.0

I am in the middle of a TFS2010 with WSS3.0 upgrade to TFS2013 update2 with Sharepoint2013 SP1. I have successfully upgraded the content databases from WSS3.0 to Sharepoint foundation 2010. But in the ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 and Large SQL Tables

I have a Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine running Team Foundation Server 2013 and MS SQL Server Express. We are a small (<10 programmers) development shop and have 3-4 collections in TFS. We stood ...
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User TFS sessions get disconnected

From a while we are observing a strange issue with TFS - User sessions. we are having a isolated environment(AD and TFS are set up in a different than local domain) for TFS . Users report that their ...