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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 Visual Studio and Microsoft Office product lines.

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IIS 10 Application Pool Memory Management

I have a requirement to configure several settings in my IIS application pools away from their defaults, but I am not finding great guidance nor am I having much luck with trial-and-error ...
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IIS - How to create alias for directory?

Alias is maybe not the correct description of what I need to have configured. But - here is the issue - we have our Teamcity build server connected to TFS-server 1. When creating the VCS root in ...
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TFS 2013 Clone and rename and move to new domain

I am planning to move my current TFS (Team Foundation Server 2013) environment from one domain to another domain, currently I am reading Microsoft articles on moving but i am planning to clone the ...
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How to attach collection of 2015 tfs server to 2019 tfs

Hi i am unable to find any documents regarding cloning of collection data to new tfs server from older version can anyone please help me I have 2017 tfs server and 2014 sql associated with it Due to ...
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TFS 2015 has 8 collections need to migrated to Azure devops

We have a 2015 TFS server with 8 collections to be migrated to Azure devops. I have tried Microsoft Azure devops migration tool but it is considering each collection as single organization but we want ...
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TFS Configuration - SQL Verification Error

TFS 2017.3 on-premise environment: 1 App Server, 1 Web Server, 1 DB Server I'm using an existing tfs db located at sqlserver\instance and receive the following error when specifying a tfs connection ...
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Team Foundation Server 2017 Configuration Verification Certificate Error

Received the following error after running verification during TFS 2017 configuration. Error: VS403232: A trust chain for certificate '' used in binding '' cannot be verified. A certificate chain ...
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TFS 2017 - Move SQL2016 db to SQL2017 and run as SQL2016

I understand that TFS2017 is not compatible with SQL2017, per documentation. However, is it possible to move a TFS SQL2016 db into SQL2017 and run it as SQL2016? I'm trying this now and get the ...
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Having trouble deploying tfs artifact to iis server with msdeploy

I'm building my projects artifact on a team foundation devops server. And in the release definition I want to deploy the artifact with msdeploy, but I'm getting "ERROR_USER_ANAUTHORIZED". I build ...
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TFS -> Azure DevOps ->Builds

Am very new to Azure DevOps and has been assigned a task to create automate build task in Azure DevOps. Problem There is a legacy application built on Visual Studio 2015, using C++. They were using ...
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Azure Devops Force Build Permanent Delete

I've deleted some builds, and would like the DB to reclaim the space (prior to a migration). Is there anyway I can force this through?
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TFS 2017 Page loading issues for static icons and images

I've been working on a project whereby we are working to split the web tier onto a separate server from the app tier per our security requirements. It's actually worked really well with the exception ...
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Ramifications and Impacts to Users when Detaching TFS Database

I have a scenario where I have to detach for a backup and then reattach the database from Team Foundation Server 2017. Our database administrator said that there would be an impact to users online ...
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Moving Team Foundation Server 2013 to new machine

I want to move our TFS database and application to a newer server. Both the TFS application and the SQL instance reside on the old server. The new server will be set up similarly but with updated ...
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All things ADS (alas, TFS is no more…)

After an in-place upgrade from TFS 2018 to ADS 2019, I'm in the process of migrating all of my TFS nomenclature to ADS. For example, the supporting service accounts have been changed from TFS_Service /...
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How to know TFS version without access the TFS server?

I am the TFS admin, but I don't have permission access the TFS server, how to I use visual studio 2015 or through web portal get the TFS version? I can run dos command like tf info tf destroy ...
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TFS 2015 CodeSense Cleanup

I recently inherited the responsibility of administering a TFS instance but I have no previous experience. The database for the Team Project seems to have grown abnormally large during the last 6 ...
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Migrate TFS 2012 collections to an existing 2018 TFS environment

I can't seem to find any article(s) explaining how I can migrate existing TFS 2012 collections to an existing TFS 2018 environment. Can I use this method - Move a project collection using attach an ...
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TFS: Inconsistencies in git web source code browser

We have been using on premise Team Foundation Server v. 15.117.27414.0. Everything has been working fine, except on the project's web portal, on the Code page (code explorer), all of the files that ...
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Will Team Foundation Version Control ignore the git folder?

I have a Visual Studio project that I am going to add to our companies TFVC. I will be doing so from inside Visual Studio. I use git from the command line while I'm developing. When I add my Visual ...
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Unable to upload reports to TFS 2018 Project Collection

I'm trying to add reports to my TFS 2018 installation following the tutorial here. When I get to the 'Upload reports to a team project' step, I execute the command TFSConfig addprojectreports /...
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TFS - Occasional Permissions Error when Cleaning

I am running an onsite TFS 2017 Build Server. As part of my process, I delete all existing files in a target folder (using the Delete Files Utility). This works almost every time, however, some sort ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 backup completes successfully but not saving any .BAK and .TRN files

I just encountered this issue with my production TFS server, which was backing up normally for the last few years. Backups have just stopped saving any other files except these 2. Also, there are no ...
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TFS Run Shell doesn't work: Not found bash: null

Im trying to run a bash script in the Release in TFS 2015. For these im using the "Shell Script" - Job. Content: #!/bin/bash echo "Start SSH" ssh user@ip << EOF echo "Unzip" unzip -o -...
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Is it possible to create custom WorkItem states on TFS

Is there a way to change Work Item state names, or add new ones if we are running TFS on premises? For example, scrum story has states like committed, done, approved, etc. Is it possible to add new ...
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Connect to TFS web portal on a VM

Disclaimer: Major newbie here. I'm working on a project where Windows machines connect to our TFS web portal using a VPN. Each machine hosts an Ubuntu Virtual Machine, which is bridged to their ...
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Adding a database to the TFS Server Instance

I have posted a couple of questions about TFS databases over the past couple of months. It was made clear that thou shall not modify TFS databases manually as it will void any support that we may ...
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TFS 2017/2018: Migrate local to AD users

We have (evolved historically) about 50 "local" user accounts on the old server for external users. These users add Backlog Items and see work progress on subordinate elements (like tasks). Old ...
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Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017 Failing to create backup

So we've had backups running for a few years now, and in the last few days it started backing up extra times. I went to reconfigure the backups to verify the settings and got an error saying it can't ...
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How to create Rollback in TeamServices build definition?

I need to create rollback if deployment has failed. I only need this task group to run when the previous deployment has failed. I tried to run task without task group but just only one task is ...
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How does Original Estimate work in Team Foundation Server

If I pull up a task for a particular project there is a field called original estimate. The only place I can find the original estimate is in the Tfs_Warehouse database in the FactWorkItemHistory ...
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Does Timetracker Update TFS?

I have TFS2017 and I'm trying to generate a report for estimated time vs actual time. We use Timetracker from 7pace and I was wondering if 7pace actually updates TFS tables. In the Timetracker ...
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Team Foundation Version Control Commands

Does anyone know if the following commands are detailed or listed in any tables or config files? Table: tbl_Version Field: Command List item Edit = 2 Type = 4 Add folder = 5 Add file = 7 Rename = 8 ...
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Visual Studio 2015 : how to get not updated file report

Moving from VisualStudio 2012 to VisualStudio 2015 i noticed that the option "Automatically GetLatest" is no more available. So i'm tring to figure out the way on which i can get a report about which ...
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What are TFS Build Controllers?

Do build controllers exist in TFS2017 or have they been replaced by pools? If they have not been replaced by pools do they exist in TFS2017?
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How do I setup a build agent and restrict its use to one teams project?

How do I setup a build agent and restrict its use to one teams project in TFS2017? I have searched the web and have found how I can send a build to a specific agent, but I'd like to restrict the ...
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TFS Widget not showing up as available in dashboard

I have a dashboard for my Default Collection. I added the Analytics widget via the marketplace. The operation seemed successful and I even received an email saying the Widget was installed. When I go ...
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Compatibility between TFS 2012 collection and TFS 2015

i got task to migrate TFS collection from 2012 to 2015 and I'm scared that something could go wrong because of different TFS versions. I read some posts and TFS documentations and it's straight ...
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Windows TFS integration with Azure AD

One of my client has TFS machine at their on-premises. Now they're planning to configure a machine in Cloud - possibly Azure. So, they already have an existing Office365 business account, where they'...
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TFS User Profiles Username Does Not Match Active Directory

We are using TFS V.15. It's my understanding TFS sits on top of SharePoint and SharePoint gets user updates from Active Directory. I was under the impression TFS users get updated from TFSJobAgent.exe....
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Impossible to deploy a website using Web IIS Deploy Task with a non-admin account

I want to deploy a website using the TFS Release Manager and the Web IIS deployt Task. It works perfectly when the account used is a local admin account. But with another non-admin account, I ...
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How to trigger automated build in TFS 2017 only when an artifact is changed?

I have installed TFS 2017. I want to setup the TFS in such a way that whenever any developer checks in code, an automated build is triggered for that solution only. My application contains many ...
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Licensing users in Visual Studio Team Foundation Services

Background We have a VSTS instance which is connected to an Azure Subscription to enable payment for those users requiring the Basic role (i.e. beyond the 5 free accounts, and anyone covered by MSDN, ...
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Available build tasks in TFS 2017

In contrast to the available build tasks in my personal VSTS instance: I have another (seems like older) set of tasks available on a my client's TFS instance (e.g. a ".Net Core (Preview)" task): ...
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Block access to TFS during update?

We have a TFS Server running TFS 2015 RTW. We really ought to update it and plan to do so next week. We'll be performing the update during normal working hours in order to ensure there are plenty of "...
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TFS 2017 anti-virus exclusion

Does anyone know if there is an official anti-virus exclusion list from Microsoft that lists which folders and processes should be excluded from anti-virus on the TFS 2017 application server? This ...
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TFS/Sharepoint trust relationship broken

I have inherited a TFS server that was also hosting a sharepoint collection. I moved the server onto a new domain - let's call the old one DOMAIN and the new one NEW. All seemed to go OK - where I ...
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Need guidance regarding upgrade to server 2016

This is a very small development system and there is not a dedicated IT resource. It is a single hosting server running 2012 R2 with all its hosted VM servers also running 2012 R2. There are a few ...
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Team Foundation Server: How does it affects the Active Directory?

I'm a developer and got the order to install a Team Foundation Server (2017) on a Windows 2012 Server (no RC) in our Network. All Clients of the network authenticates over a Active Directory, so it ...
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Cannot reach TFS website through internet

I installed the TFS on a Windows Server 2012 machine, the URL of the TFS is for example http://appsrv:10001/tfs. I can open the website if I'm in the same domain as the server but if I try to open it ...

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