Q: What’s the most common cause for Team Foundation Server application tier setup failures?

A: The most common cause of Team Foundation Server application tier setup failures (36%) in Beta 2 is SQL Server services (in particular, Reporting Services) not running prior to installing the application tier. Before installing the Team Foundation Server database and application tiers, check that SQL Server services are running: On the data tier computer, verify…

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Q: Can I run Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server in a virtual machine?

A: It is possible to install Visual Studio 2005 Team System for evalulation purposes using both Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 and Microsoft Virtual PC 2004. However, some functionality (e.g., profiling) may not work inside an emulated environment and this configuration is not supported in production use. Team Foundation Server is designed and tested to run on…

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