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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First of all I would strongly recommend that you fully virtualise this setup, given it's 100% MS I'd stick with Hyper-V on Server 2012 - it's increasingly mature and it sounds like you'll have the skills to implement it. Obviously we don't know exactly which version of Server 2012 you have or want but they vary the number of guest OS licences they come ...


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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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Use double quotes around the paths if necessary, not single quotes.


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The OS doesn't care and you shouldn't either. The OS isn't under memory pressure, it has 500MB free. So it doesn't care how memory is used at all. The only thing it could do is invest CPU to reclaiming memory. But then one of two things would happen: That memory wouldn't be used anyway. This would make the effort of making it free a total waste. And this ...


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Make sure that the TFS server is configured to use both of your DC/DNS servers for DNS.


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Question: Is there anything about what I've said that indicates there would be a problem with using Hyper-V? No Are there any potential incompatibilities that are likely to arise with this configuration or is this an ideal environment for Hyper-V? You haven't given any meaningful details, but VMM, Server 2012, TFS, and Hyper-V are all Microsoft ...


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It pretty much tells you what you have to do: You must grant access for the Web application in the Team Foundation Administration Console The Search Service is simply a search indexer and provider and has nothing to do with TFS. Here is the relevant page on MSDN for how to grant access to the Web app: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd236907 ...


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Read the TFS documentation. Seriously. You need to create a project, then give users rights in the project. This can be done within visual studio. Oncea developer is a developer for a project, he can also access it. This is basics for TFS (only the start, it gets a lot more complicated after), so if you had no idea how rights management works, you are in ...


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I wonder if the error is misleading and it could be a rights issue? Ensure that the account you're running the tfsconfig command as has sysadmin rights on the SQL instance.


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You just need to install Visual Studio 2012 and you will be good to go.



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