GIT clone SSH CI build issue in TFS 2015.3

Issue: In TFS 2015.3, if you have setup a CI build defection for a GIT repository and if you clone the repository using SSH and then do a GIT push, the builds are not getting triggered. Error messages: There are no error messages generated. But, there is not CI build triggered as well. Diagnosis: Consider…

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Test Management Warehouse Adapter – General issues and their resolutions

TFS warehouse is a critical component of On-Prem TFS reporting stack as it enables reporting based on common dimensions across different stages in the Team Project lifecycle. Data in the TFS warehouse flows from collection databases through a set of adapters. In TFS 2015 Update 3, we fixed key performance issues in Test Management Warehouse…

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VSTS Test runs reporting inconsistent count of tests run with each build

Issue: While executing unit tests as a part of CI, we see issues with the count in build results page. In our scenario we had C# tests as well as Gulp tests and after the build completes successfully we found that test results in build summary page do not give the exact count of the…

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TFS Reporting database backup fails with TFS Backup tool

Issue Details: Reportserver and Reportservertempdb backup with TFS backup tool fails with the following errors. TF400981: Failed to backup the Reporting Services encryption key. You can try using RSKEYMGMT command to backup the encryption key Cause It was due to the implementation of firewall infrastructure which did not allow WMI Queries which is being used…

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Fatal problem when pushing huge repository to TFS GIT

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team, brings this knowledge experience while working with one of his customers and this important piece of information might help a lot of users who are using Git repos in tfs and face issue while performing a push operation. Issue Description: A Customer is trying to push an 18GB…

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V-next builds with a git tag can fail as it does not fetch new tags(annotated)

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team, brings this knowledge experience while working with one of his customers and this important piece of information might help a lot of users who are using Git repos in tfs and build tags using TFS 2015 V-next builds. Issue Description: We create a tag using a following…

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Retrieving corrupted Git Repository in TFS 2015

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team, brings this knowledge experience while working with one of his customers and this important piece of information might help a lot of users who are using Git repos in tfs and face with data corruption in Git repositories. Issue Description: Following a Windows Server unexpected shutdown, there was…

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Error connecting VS\Office apps to AAD-backed VSTS: “An error occurred. Contact your administrator for more information” … “Relying party: Microsoft Office 365 Identity Platform”

If seeing an error like this when connecting to VSTS from Office apps or VS, first try to repro outside those apps. This does the same thing they are doing, only directly to AAD: Install Azure PowerShell (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/powershell-install-configure) Open PowerShell Run Login-AzureRmAccount and continue through the prompts If the same error occurs the fix seems to…

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tfignore usage in Team Foundation Server

Deepak Kumar Mishra, Support Engineer, EMEA TFS Team wants to share his experience on the usage of tfignore feature in TFS which  will definitely help users who want to implement the tfignore feature in TFS. Tfignore is a feature available in TFS which helps in excluding and including files and file types based on project…

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