Team Foundation Server is a complete Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite, offered by Microsoft. TFS combines activities such as Source Control Management, Work Item Tracking, Project Management, Build Management, and Reporting into a single product with strong integration points to the ...

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Is it safe to have SQL Server auto-shrink turned on?

There are many SQL Server options that can be enabled for databases, and one of the most misunderstood ones is auto-shrink. Is it safe? If not, why not?
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Upgrade TFS 2010 build server to support .net 4.5

What is needed in the tfs 2010 build agent, to build .net 4.5 projects, in tfs 2008 we had to set the MSBuildPath property, but the configuration seems to be different in 2010. I get the following ...
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How do I determine what version of TFS is installed?

I would like to determine whether a server has TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 and whether any service pack has been installed. What is the best way to do this?
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How to rename a project in the Team Foundation Server (TFS)

How to rename a project in the Team Foundation Server 2008? What are khown issues?
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Add a user to the “Team Foundation Service Accounts” group in TFS

I need to add a user to the "Team Foundation Service Accounts" group in TFS to be able to run the TFS Integration Tool. I am an administrator on both the machine running TFS and the TFS Install (ie I ...
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TFS 2010 RC, getting 404 on http://localhost:8080/tfs

I just installed tfs 2010 rc basic on my win 2008 server. Everything went ok with no warnings but when Iad try to access the team web access I get this error in a yellow box on the web page TF31002: ...
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Delegate permissions to subfolder in TFS project

I need to give a TFS Project Group contributor privileges to a Source Control subdirectory in a TFS project. I can connect successfully as someone from this group but can't browse Source Control, ...
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Building a New Active Directory and moving from Old Domain

I am in the midst of building a new Active Directory 2008 Domain. My organization is currently running on a AD2000 and the decision has been made to build a new AD instead of migrate our current AD to ...
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What should be excluded from a virus scan on a Microsoft based server (IIS, MSSQL, etc.)?

I want to keep antivirus software from affecting performance on a TFS installation -- what should be excluded from antivirus scanning? IIS? MSSQL? Am I opening myself up for possible attacks by ...
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How to transfer from Scrum For Team System V2 to Visual Studio Scrum V1?

My company has been using TFS 2008 and Scrum For Team System V2 for a good while and we really like it. Now we want to move to TFS 2010, but we have heard bad things about Scrum For Team System V3. ...
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Upgrade plan for TFS 2005 to TFS 2010?

The current TFS 2005 server runs on WS 2003 SP1 32-bit and SQL 2005. Clients are all VS 2008 but may be VS 2010 by the time we do this. The new machine will be WS 2008 R2 64-bit and SQL 2008 SP1. ...
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Multiple TFS “hosts” behind a simple iis loadballancer

I got a simple setup for a way to distribute loads for my websites using (at the moment) 3 IIS servers and Application Request Routing. I'm wondering, does TFS handle being installed on the 2 ...
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TFS 2010 remote access

Does anyone know if remote access to TFS 2010 is the same as for existing versions of TFS? The latest documentation I have found is Chapter 17 – Providing Internet Access to Team Foundation Server.
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Installing Team Foundation Server separate from SQL Server: error TF255040

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Database, Reporting and Analysis Services installed on Server A. On Server B, I am trying to configure Team Foundation Server using the Advanced Configuration Wizard. Pretty ...
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Migrate Team Foundation Server 2010 to new hardware

Situation: TFS was installed on a windows 7 pc, to replace the source safe 2005. People log in via the tfs web portal and visual studio users connect also to tfs. Now a new server arrived and the TFS ...
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Any way to speed up Team System Web Access' first startup?

Does anyone else experience really slow startup time the first time TSWA is accessed after an idle period? I'm considering running a task to get the page every minute or so just to keep things ...
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Method or tool to migrate Bugzilla to Team Foundation Server (TFS)

What's is the best method or tool Bugzilla posts to the Team Foundation Server (TFS)?
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Problems Configuring TFS 2010 Email Notification with Office 365 Exchange Server

We are using Office 365 as our Exchange server. Our O365 account is a P1 plan and so our email accounts are not in the same domain as our local TFS accounts. I have configured TFS 2010 to use our ...
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How to install a new TFS checkin policy on a TFS 2010 server?

We've recently upgraded our TFS server to TFS 2010 from 2008. We've been researching a couple new add-on checkin policies we want to install. The only problem is that all documentation I can find on ...
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TFS 2010 collections to TFS 2012 without interruption

I need to migrate several (50+) team project collections currently hosted on TFS 2010 to TFS 2012. The current installation must be running so that the teams still can check in work items. I haven't ...
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TFS 2010 - does the administration console on the build controller supposed to see all the agents?

We've recently migrated our TFS 2008 to TFS2010 and we wanted to have more than one build agent. Disclaimer: lame geek naming comming... So, the new server is the build controller (let's call him ...
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TFS terminology

I would call thingy 'C' a folder, but how should I refer to thingies 'A' and 'B'? The screenshot beflow is from the Visual Studio Source Control Explorer IDE.
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Hyper v on Windows Server 2012 and self service

I cannot seem to find a concrete yes or no as to whether self-service is available still on Windows Server 2012 with Hyper V. I am wondering if it is still available for TFS Lab Management. Does Hyper ...
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Can you host your own Team Foundation Server?

Is there a way to locally host your own Team Foundation Server so that all the machines on a network can work together on the same project? If so, is there a way to host it so that you can access the ...
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TFS 2010 - can Build servers be a VM?

I'm looking to setup a TFS environment. I'm proposing the TFS 2010 machine be a virtual box. can the Build server be a VM?
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Creating new Default Website

Apparently I deleted the default website on my server. That is, I have 3 and none seem to be the "Default", though one is listening on port 80 for blank headers. TFS wants one installed, how do I add ...
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Visual Studio Agents 2012 on Server 2003 SP2

I'm attempting to build out our Lab Manager with TFS 2012. On a virtual machine running Server 2003 SP2 32bit, I'm attempting to install the Visual Studio Agents 2012 and am running into an error: ...
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Team Foundation Server: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I've been trying to get my TFS (2010) environment to play nice for the last couple days but have been getting this error after using the TFS server a little while: The Underlying connection was ...
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Active Directory in a small workgroup of 5 developers

In a small workgroup of 5 developers in a Windows based network why should I prefer Active Directory user management compared to local server users? We currently use Windows Server 2008 R2 and ...
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How can I hide projects in TFS source control from an Active Directory group?

We have a group of contractors that need to have limited access to source control under TFS. I added the contractors to an Active Directory group and explicitly denied all permissions to Source ...
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How to install Team Foundation Server Proxy?

MSDN article concerning the subject says: From the installation DVD for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, start either the 32-bit or the 64-bit installation wizard On the Welcome page, click ...
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Source manager vs Backups

I need to get input of some it proffessional. My point is, when you have developpement, example, web developpement and you get some .cs files, aspx files, .css , .js and you get somme graphic files ...
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What servers do I need to set up the following simple scenario? [duplicate]

I've founded a start-up recently and am about to add a little structure to it, regarding management, communication and data. I am a software developer and do not know any details about server ...
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Robocopy uses relative path for Source and Destination paths

I'm trying to use RoboCopy in my TFS Build Template to copy some files, but for some reason it inserts "C:\Windows\system32" in front of my Source and Destination paths, even though I am passing in ...
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Can TFS 2010 be configured with managed service accounts?

I'm trying to deploy TFS 2010 in a sandbox environment, and I created a managed service account for TFS. However, I seem to be unable to configure it in the Advanced Configuration Wizard. The ...
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Are NT Authority Users Automatically Created

TFS service module has a login option of NT_Authority\Network Service. If I select that, will TFS be able to login? Is the NT_Authority a group that I need to add users to? Or is NT_Authority\network ...
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Domain Trust Issues When Setting Up TFS 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to setup Team Foundation Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 using a single server configuration. During the "Readiness Checks" phase of the configuration wizard, I am facing an issue ...
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TFS and Active Directory - Group Membership not populating to TFS in a timely manner

I am using groups in Active Directory to manage what users can access projects in TFS. My problem is, that even though AD shows them in the group, and even through TFS when I look at who is a member ...
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Team Foundation Server on Windows Server 2008 Server Core installation?

I'd love to get a stripped down TFS install on a virtual machine, which is why I'm thinking about this. I know R2 comes with the CLR and a subset of a framework, so that limitation is (possibly?) ...
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When one DC crashes, TFS 2012 stops working

We have two Windows 2008 domain controllers. We installed the second DC only a few months ago. We also have a TFS 2012 server on the network. Today, when the older DC crashed, TFS stopped working ...
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Office 365 Active Directory with Local TFS [closed]

We want to purchase Office 365 service with Active Directory and use the online AD for our company computers and also TFS accounts of developers. Is this possible? Thanks.
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Cannot create a project TFS 2012 - TF218027

I've just installed TFS2012 and am trying to create a new project in the default collection via Visual Studio 2012 but I keep getting this error message: TF218027: The following reporting folder ...
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TFS 2010 Kerberos Falls Back to NTLM When Using FQDN

We have a Team Foundation Server 2010 set up using Kerberos. If we're accessing it via http://tfsserver:8080/tfs, everything's fine and users were never prompted for credentials. However if accessing ...
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How to modify a TFS item by using Powershell

I connected to VSTS Server by using: $teamProjectCollection = [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsTeamProjectCollectionFactory]::GetTeamProjectCollection("http://wonderful01:8080") $ws = ...
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Help/Questions About New Team Foundation Server 2010 Installation

Before starting down the TFS2010 installation process, I have a few questions I'm hoping the community can help me with. We're planning on a single-server installation of TFS2010. Initially, we want ...
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Is It Possible To Configure Team Foundation Server With Smarsh Exchange?

Our company recently migrated to an externally hosted Exchange server provided by Smarsh. Is there any documentation on how to setup Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 and 2010 with an external ...
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Do you know of any good TFS administrator training programs?

I am working on bringing TFS (Microsoft Team Foundation Server) into our organization and I was wondering if anyone had been through administrator level training on TFS that they felt was particularly ...
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Local TFS souce control and Microsoft hosted TFS

Is it possible to host our own TFS server that works in conjunction with Microsoft's hosted TFS service? Asked another way: Can we have some sort of edge server at our location running our source ...
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What are the required permissions for TFS to write to network drives

TFS requires a UNC drive to write to. It requests this when we create/edit/queue a build. \\server\share\ Many links on the internet suggest to direct this UNC location to the local server. ...
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TFS 2010 Backup Plan Fails with Error About AdminPTHelper.exe

My company has a TFS 2010 Server running SharePoint 2010 locally. Originally we were just doing a database backup of all the TFS databases (MSSQL 2008 also run locally) but I came across some ...