TFS Upgrade Guide

TFS Upgrade Guidance With the release of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 you may wonder where to start when thinking about TFS upgrade guidance.  The BEST place to start is by downloading the latest TFS Installation Guide which not only includes information about installing TFS but also includes details on TFS Upgrade. You can download the latest Install…


Looking for TFS databases for upgrade testing

We are in the process of testing the upgrade feature on TFS 2010, and in the next release you will be able to upgrade directly from either TFS 2005 or TFS 2008.   Right now we are collecting real world customer databases to test against.    Specifically, we are looking for customers of TFS that are willing to share (via upload to a…


Using SQL Log Shipping with TFS

This is a refresh of an original post by Suhid Hasbe and updated for TFS 2008. There are several options for disaster recover within TFS.  In this post we will focu son SQL Log Shipping.  Other options include Backup/Restore and SQL Clustering (mirroring). Log Shipping is very close to Mirroring. The only difference is Mirroring…


Running SQL Server 2008 on a Hyper-V environment

If you are looking information on if you can run SQL Server 2008 on a Hyper-V the folks in the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team ( have put together a whitepaper on best practice recommendations on just this topic: For TFS customers wanting to run the entire stack on Hyper-V this white paper should…

Get more detailed error message information from the TFS admin tools in TFS 2008.

The TFS administration tools will output error information should a command fail.  There is an environmental setting that you can set before running the command that will cause our tools to output more detailed information.   Simply set the following variable:    Set TfsDetailedErrors=1   Now when you run tfsadminutil command you will get more details.    


Deploying SQL Server Reporting Services or Analysis Services on a Remote Server in TFS2008

In TFS 2005 the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) had to be on the Application Tier and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) had to be on the Data Tier.  With TFS 2008 you can deploy these on remote servers.  This is documented in the TFS Installation Guide in the section titled: “How to: Customize Deployment…


FAQ posted on TFS Setup MSDN forum

We’ve updated the Team Foundation Server FAQ on the following MSDN forum.  


Upgrading from WSS2.0 to WSS3.0 after upgrading TFS from 2005 to 2008

Several customers are wondering about upgrading their TFS Windows Sharepoint from 2.0 to 3.0 after upgrading TFS 2005 to TFS 2008.  Here is a link to the steps to follow for an in-place upgrade of WSS2.0:


Upgrade TFS 2005 with WSS2.0 to TFS 2008 with an existing WSS3.0 farm

This is a re-post from Sudhir Hasbe’s original post with some changes. Many customers have WSS3.0 farms in house and they want to use these farms with TFS. In TFS 2005 you had to use WSS2.0 on TFS machine and you could not leverage the existing farms in the company. With TFS 2008 you can use…