Installing 64-bit WSS Extensions for TFS 2008 on MOSS 2007

Our BLOG post today comes from Vimal Thiagaraj, a Support Engineer on our TFS install and setup team. Vim has some tips for installing the x64 WSS extensions for TFS 2008, which are provided with the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools (note: the x64 WSS extensions are a separate download from the VSTS2K8TFSPTs (*whew*), but both are on the same page here.

Enjoy the post!
Trevor Hancock



While installing WSS 64 bit extensions with MOSS 2007, users may encounter the following error:

No templates for Windows SharePoint Services Extensions were uploaded to the server that is running Windows SharePoint Services. You will not be able to create projects in Team Foundation Server. For more information, see the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) log file. By default, this log file is located in \Documents and Settings\<YourUserName>\Local Settings\Temp

Could not upload the template that Team Foundation Server requires for Windows Sharepoint Services Extensions. Stsadm.exe returned the following error: -1

The following workaround can help resolve this:

Start the WSS 64-bit install on the MOSS 2007 64-bit server machine. When the installation stops with the error mentioned above, leave the error dialog open and navigate to \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\Tools. Copy the following files and folders from this location to a new folder (for example, C:\WSS64EXTN):

  • TFSConfigwss.exe
  • Templates (folder) - it should have two files with extension *.stp

Once you have copied these files and folders, return to the error dialog and close it. Perform either of the following resolutions to complete the installation of the TFS WSS 64-bit extensions with MOSS 2007. **All steps are to be performed in the 64-bit Moss 2007 server machine.**


Resolution 1

Open an (elevated) command prompt and navigate to the folder where you copied the files during the steps mentioned above ("C:\WSS64EXTN") and then run the following command:

TFSConfigwss.exe uploadtemplates

Perform an IISRESET on both the MOSS 2007 and TFS AT machines.



Resolution 2

Open an elevated command prompt and navigate to the following location:

"%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Bin”

Run the following commands:

Stsadm.exe -o addtemplate -filename "[shareLocation]\MSFAgile30.stp" -title VSTS_MSFAgile

Stsadm.exe -o addtemplate -filename "[shareLocation]\MSFFormal30.stp" -title VSTS_MSF_CMMI

Perform an IISRESET on both the MOSS 2007 and TFS AT machines.

*[shareLocation] is the location where we have copied the files in the steps mentioned in the earlier section.


Close the command prompt and using Windows Explorer navigate to the folder where the attached files are extracted and double click and run the TFSConfigwss.exe

You will get the redirector screen as follows.


Provide the appropriate values for all three text boxes and then click Apply (HINT: to see current values, use TFSAdminUtil ConfigureConnections /view. You can copy/paste from there.). Now you are ready to use WSS 64-bit templates for TFS Team Projects.



How to check whether the templates are working for TFS?

Create a new team project, it should succeed.

Comments (3)
  1. dstanley says:

    After a reasonable amount of time to resolve this error, I found this work around.  It did work and allow me to create a Team Project and Project Portal successfully.  Unfortunately the reports will not come up in the team site.  The tfsredirect.aspx page returns an "unknown error".  I have double checked the urls in TFSConfigwss and they are correct.  Any advice?

  2. dstanley says:

    Apparently the unknown error was that the file wasn’t there. You may need to copy the tfsredirect.aspx page from the CD to the SharePoint layouts folder.

  3. Matt says:

    I don’t know if this will help anyone else, but our setup is as follows:  Dual-server, server A is app tier, server B is data-tier and server C is MOSS 2007.

    After installation of TFS and WSS extensions we were able to create a new team project and site.  The only thing not working was the reports from the sharepoint site.  It complained that the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftVisualStudio9.0TeamFoundationReportServer80sites" was not set for the URI of our project.  Problem was, this key didn’t exist at all past "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftVisualStudio" here!  On the sharepoint machine, I browsed to "C:Program FilesTeam Foundation Server 2008 Sharepoint Extensions x64 Power ToolTools" and double-clicked TfsConfigWss.exe.  This opened up the config as shown in the screenshot at the top of this page.  I entered in my values for the various servers and voila… registry keys created and reports are now working.  Please note that I tried to enter these keys myself prior to this and that didn’t work for me.

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