I have a server that contains Team Foundation Server which we use for source control. This server is windows server 2003, however it is not our domain server.

When we do a large 'get latest version' on a client machine with TFS, it tends to run slow and then eventually hang. On checking the security event log on the server I see A LOT of logon/logoff events taking place for the user account doing the get latest version.

Is it normal to have several logon/logoff events per second for an account continuously?


It depends. A logon event is really just establishing an authenticated network session, and this could be interactively, as a batch job, as a service or across the network. TFS could well be (and I freely admit that I don't know) creating multiple sessions.


Which user? You could have a misconfigured or misdesigned app using impersonation based security for privilage seperation but doing so in an inefficient manner.

  • The op states "for the user account doing the get latest version" – Mark Henderson Feb 18 '10 at 21:51
  • Correct, it is using my personal logged on user account to connect to the server. I'm just wondering whether or not 100's of logon/offs is considered 'normal' for an application (i understand thats a pretty general statement). – wayne Feb 18 '10 at 23:35

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