Case Notes: TFS 2010 Configuration Process fails with Error: Database ‘Tfs_DefaultCollection’ already exists.

Recently I was working on a case where a customer was unable to pass the configuration part that usually follows the TFS installation routines. Symptoms:  The errors he was getting read like this: [Info   @07:54:06.224] [2011-10-19 07:35:14Z][Informational] Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Server.CollectionServicingException: CreateDatabase.sql Line 2 Error: Database ‘Tfs_DefaultCollection’ already exists. Choose a different database name. —> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Database ‘Tfs_DefaultCollection’…

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DebugDiag – Point&Click debugging adventures made easy

It’s been a while since my last blog post. My family and me have been moving to Munich all together and I was busy doing heavy work lifting boxes filled with books and dishes etc… Further I attended a nice little conference session about the future of MS C++ which I plan to cover in a…

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Hidden treasures in WinDbg -> Save CLRProfiler-compatible files from memory dumps

Last week I discovered a feature in WinDbgs SOS extensions.. you know the one that extends the debugger with managed code features. I received a memory dump from a customer and was asked to analyze the reason for the hang. It was pretty obvious that the process under investigation was suffering from a managed memory…

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