KNOWN ISSUE: AD/AM Installation Failure

We have tracked down a problem during the installation of the middle-tier that impacts the ability to install AD/AM correctly, which is installed by Team Foundation Server setup. The issue is that under certain configurations, path names are resolved to long filenames, which in this particular case resolves to a path with spaces in it. The space is causing the command to fail when installing AD/AM.

The user will notice several attempts to install AD/AM ultimately leading to a failed installation of the Team Foundation Server application tier.  Reviewing the AD/AM installation log in %systemdrive%\windows\debug will indicate that the Answer File could not be located.

Install AD/AM manually prior to installing the Team Foundation Server application tier. We use defaults for most settings, with the following exceptions:


Applicability: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, Beta 2

Comments (2)

  1. Here is a couple of things to look out for when you install Team Foundation Server.

  2. Buck Hodges says:

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