Microsoft update KB973917 disables TFS… well, *ALL* IIS app pools, really

We occasionally receive cases in support where the initial impression is that a recent Microsoft update “broke” TFS.  In most cases an update is not the cause of the problem, however we are aware of  a potential  issue due to a recent update (KB973917) where the TFS app pool will fail to start (in fact,…

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Important events: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 end of life and Team Explorer 2008 Forward Compatibility Update (GDR) released

  Just wanted to remind everyone that on January 12, 2010, main stream support for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 will end. In order to remain eligible for support, users of SQL 2005 will need to upgrade to SP3. Customers who do not upgrade will need to have custom support agreement to get continued…

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“Exception message: Error in the application..” application event log error from TFS Service

Coop (Chris Cooper) bring us this little tidbit from a recent support case of his…   When looking at your application event logs, you may notice the following error from time to time: Event Type:        Error Event Source:    TFS Services Event Category:                None Event ID:              3071 Date:                     9/19/2009 Time:                     3:02:19 AM User:                     N/A Computer:          TFSSERVER…

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CSS TFS HOTFIX Report: September 2009

Between Sep 1, 2009 and Sep 30, 2009 we published the following HOTIFX articles\files and knowledge base articles: Knowledge Base Articles 976184 – Empty groups still appear as available selections in work item fields in Microsoft Team Foundation Server HOTFIX 975001 – TFS: Duplicate items created in Project Plans causing slow responses 974804 – Excel…

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ACL and Group Membership change logging in TFS – what are your options?

As you may know, current versions of TFS do not offer any native method to log security changes (this story is not changing much in TFS 2010, either).  So what are your options for tracking TFS security changes now? Well, I’d like to present a few ideas based on some discussions I’ve seen internally this…

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A Five Part Series: Troubleshooting TFS and SQL Reporting Analysis Services

Brett Keown brings us this series. We hope you find it helpful and contribute some suggestions for part 5. -Trev —————————————————— There are lots of moving parts to Team Foundation Server.  With depth knowledge necessary in Active Directory, SharePoint, Analysis Services, SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, Visual Studio, Networking, IIS, etc… no one person…

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Getting TFS support faster from Microsoft: CSS structure revealed

Wendell brings us a post today about the way we are arranged in Microsoft TFS support in the hopes that it will help you route to the proper team and get answers faster. Enjoy! -Trev ++++++++++++++++++++++++ I was looking through some of our support cases a couple of days ago.  It struck me that sometimes…

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CSS TFS HOTFIX Report: Jan – Aug 2009

Between Jan 1, 2009 and Aug 31, 2009 we published the following HOTIFX articles\files. I am basing this list on the criteria that the fix was uploaded to our HOTFIX server between those dates: 959168 – FIX: The destination file may change if you use the "tf merge" command together with the /baseless and /discard…

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Interesting support case – Visual Studio solution prompts for entire SCC check-out on open

Today we hear from Brett Keown about an interesting support case he had recently, with some great details about CSPROJ file structures, etc. Enjoy! Trevor +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I had some questions yesterday from a customer about an issue in which every time they opened a solution file locally or from their TFS Server, they were prompted…

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TfsDeleteProject.exe thwarted by Windows SharePoint Services permissions

The other day I was cleaning up one of my Hyper-V machines. I had let Jim use it for a project creation test and since he was done, I wanted to whack that TF project to regain some space. So, I fired off this command, like you would… TfsDeleteProject /server:https://TREVORH-WSTFS08:8081 "JimSau Project" Failure… TF30063: You…

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