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(I originally asked as a regular question but then found out the correct method - thanks BrentO) No, never. I've come across this several times now on ServerFault and want to reach a nice wide audience with some good advice. If people frown on this way of doing things, downvote and I'll remove this gladly. Auto-shrink is a very common database setting to ...


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It's not necessary to install Visual Studio 2012. Just copy the files in the following folder from a computer with VS2012 installed to your build server and it should work: C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v11.0\WebApplications\


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I'd encourage you to re-think the whole "rebuild" idea. There's nothing in the current AD domain that can't be "fixed" by migrating and cleaning it up. If your decide that you have to rebuild it, you're going to need to do a PST migration of Exchange (since you're running on Exchange 2003 and can't do a cross-forest mailbox move). Basically, this involves ...


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I don't know exactly what you mean by "Self Service" but if you're looking for the Self-Service Portal that used to come with System Center Virtual Machine Manager, it has been split into a separate product called System Center App Controller. There is not (and never was) self-service functionality built into the tools that ship with Windows Server itself ...


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I've only recently moved a TFS 2008 installation to TFS 2010 Beta 2, but in a quick Google search it looks like an upgrade from 2005 is possible. Check this link on bharry's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/10/21/upgrading-from-tfs-2005-2008-to-tfs-2010.aspx


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Yes, yes they can.


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"Client Tools Connectivity" is one of the available SQL Server shared install options you can choose locally without installing any of the server components. Run the SQL Server installer and ensure you deselect everything else (that you have not installed to provide connectivity). Should I install the SQL Server Management Studio on Server B? You ...


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First, if you haven't already, check out Microsoft's free hosted TFS solution. That's probably the simplest way to go. If you still want to deploy TFS locally, you certainly can. If you have access to TFS (via a MSDN subscription, for example), it should just be a matter of downloading and running the installer. Verify that you're on a supported OS (Vista, ...


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Looks like TFS 2010 isn't even supported on Windows Server 2012: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd578592(v=vs.100).aspx. Anyway, an in-place OS upgrade on a server hosting SQL Server and TFS is something I'd really prefer to avoid.


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SQL Express is not supported for TFS 2008, you must use SQL 2005 or SQL 2008. A full license of TFS comes with a limited use license of SQL Server Standard (basically limited to use only by the TFS application) SQL Express is supported by TFS 2010, and in fact if you do a basic installation without SQL Express pre-installed it will install it for you.


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The Team project cannot be renamed in TFS v1 You may use the following workaround (sort of workaround, because you won't really end up with renamed project with identical contents): Create new project with desired name Copy work items from old project to a new one (one-by-one, as there is no bulk copy option). Move all source control folders from under ...


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This works much better... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2008/01/15/checking-your-tfs-version-and-extending-trials.aspx


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Wow! This one was hard to figure out. In the end I only got it due to luck (and trying a lot of different things). Here is what you do: Open the TFS Admin Console Click on the Applciation Tier in the left tree In the "Administration Console Users" find your user (assuming it is there) Select your user, and then select "Reapply" to the right of the box ...


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What you need to do is setup your TFS 2010 installation. (As per the documentation). This can be a separate server (migration) or you can upgrade your TFS 2008 server. (If you upgrade the data in your Scrum For Team System V2 project(s) should be fine, but the reports will stop working along with the auto totals for bugs and PBIs.) Make sure you install ...


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First: -RAID is not Backup. -Revision/Source Control is not Backup. -Backup is not Revision/Source Control. Of these, only RAID is optional, but just barely. You should be using Revision/Source Control for any code repositories that you have, even if you are the only developer and don't expect it to change much. It's recommended that you have your ...


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Based on the screenshots, it looks like you might be attempting the install on Windows 7? If so, that is not possible, TFS Proxy will only install on server OSes.


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A - This is the root node, which is also referred to as "$/" So, the path you have in the picture (A\B\C) would be $/CustomerTools/Database Prior to TFS 2010, the root folder resides at TFS server level, so $/ is techncally the server root folder. TFS 2010 introduced a new concept named a Team Project Collection (TPC), and so in later versions $/ ...


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There is a process for moving TFS: it isn't just about backup & restore of the database. It is documented on MSDN Moving Team Foundation Server. You would be better to: Create new TFS installation on the server. Do not create any project collections. On the PC detach each project collection. On the PC backup each of the now disconnected project ...


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I'm very sorry that we made a mistake in the MSDN documentation here. The correct list of supported operating systems is on this page and it doesn't include Windows Server 2003. We will fix the mistaken page in the next two weeks. Once again, I'm sorry for the mistake here, as I realize you'll have spent time on it.


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This sounds like a problem with your SQL Server topology. It sounds like maybe you have Database Engine, Analysis services and client tools all on the SQL Server, but none of those features on the TFS server? If that's true, then you need to run the SQL Server setup on the TFS server (DEVSERVER) and install SQL Client tools on the TFS application tier, as ...


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Login to SQL server through Management Studio and run this: select @@servername The output will likely reflect the old hostname of the server. If so, run this script, and restart the service. exec sp_dropserver '<oldhostname>\instance' go exec sp_addserver '<newhostname>\instance' , local go Once the service is restarted, open a new query ...


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Just add a new web site to your server and give it a blank host header. That means, it will acceppt all host headers (domains, also localhost etc.) which point to one of the server's IP addresses and are not associated to another web. Normally the default web's folder is "Inetpub\wwwroot", so set whis folder as "local path." There is only one problem. ...


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There is a pretty good knowledge base article about antivirus software and MSSQL Server here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309422 There is a non-Microsoft discussion of this topic for lots of different Microsoft server software here: ...


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If it is your workspace, In Visual Studio, File, Source Control, Workspaces... Select the workspace you want to rename and press "Edit". Then edit the name and press OK.


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Group memberships are enumerated for the user at logon. When you make changes to a users memberships in AD, the user needs to log out/in of their machine for the changes to take effect for the user. I'm guessing the "under 24 hours" you mention is due to the fact they're coming back to work the next day and logging into the machine.


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Finally got it. I found this blog post link text Turns out I had UrlScan installed and this blocked my tfs site This fixed it: you can also fix this by telling urlscan to allow dots in paths: Modify the urlscan.ini file in C:\windows\system32\inetsrv\urlscan set AllowDotInPath to 1 instead of 0 There are no . in my paths but I guess ...


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Try Method 2 specified here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861. Do not try method 1 on a production machine.


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You need to ensure that the domain object for your server is deleted from AD when you remove it from the domain. To ensure this, either use a domain administrator account when asked for credentials as you sever the machine from the domain, or manually jump onto AD Users & Computer, and delete the corresponding computer object from AD. Once you've done ...


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You've got two orthagonal concerns. re: naming - I'd never name an Active Directory domain name after your second-level domain (i.e. "OurDomainName.com"). This has been the subject of religious argument here, which you can ready about at: http://serverfault.com/questions/38208/sharing-domain-name-between-domain-controller-and-webserver ...



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