Having installed Team Foundation Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008, I need an easy URL for our developers to access their repositories.

The default URL for the TFS repositories is http://localhost:8080/tfs

Now I want the subdomain domain tfs.server.domain.com to point at http://localhost:8080/tfs. And when you access tfs.server.domain.com/repos_name it should redirect to http://localhost:8080/tfs/repos_name.

How can I do this in IIS7?

I already tried using the following rule, but it does not work. I get a 404.

  <rule name="TFS" stopProcessing="true">
   <match url="^(?:tfs/)?(.*)" />
    <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="^tfs.server.domain.com$" />
   <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:8080/tfs/{R:1}" />


I actually got this working by adding a binding for the site on port 80 with host name tfs.server.domain.com.

But using tfs.server.domain.com, I can't authenticate using Windows Authentication. Is there something that I need to configure for Windows Authentication?

You can see a trace here: http://pastebin.com/k0QrnL0m


Does it work still when using the http://localhost:8080/tfs link? The authentication is probably unrelated to the URL pattern.

Are you only testing from localhost? If so you may be running into the loopback check issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861. Try testing from another machine and it may work for you, or you can make either of the changes in that KB article.

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Have you tried changing it in the Team Foundation Server Administration console? And you can also change the URL with this command:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Tools>tfsconfig settings /notificationUrl:http://tfs.nimble.org/tfs

Our TFS 2010 was for example installed on a VM and the people from infrastructure followed their naming conventions, and that machine was named BEL-VM-TFS. But everybody now connects to it with tfs.nimble.org.

Beside that we had to add an ALIAS "TFS" on the DNS server that points to the server "BEL-VM-TFS.

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  • When I try to change the notification URL to tfs.server.domain.com, it gives me a 404 error when testing it, using the administration console. – Tommy Jakobsen Apr 21 '10 at 19:42

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