Big thanks to Brian Randall for running this down! He will be blogging a more complete version of this asap…
A couple people have been having issues connecting the Team Foundation Server VPC both from Windows Vista and Windows XP.
More often than not the red boxes of death is a lack of permissions in these cases it was a name resolution issue.
Turns out you need to do four things to make this work:
- You need to connect the VPC to a Network adapter – in this case i have used the loopback adapter as the VPC does not have Virus detection in stalled (image 1)
- Enable IP Auto Configuration to verify the VPC has a valid IP Address (see image 2)
- You need to have name resolution working to the VPC. In my case IP Auto Assignment supplied the address: 169.254.209.167 then creating a host entry in the hosts file like below: 169.254.209.167 tfsrtm08
- In the "Connect to Team Foundation Server" dialog you need to use the computer name you added to the host file -NOT the IP Address – (see image 3)