Using TFS 2012 Team Build to control build order of multiple solutions

Nitish Nagpal brings us this support experience today….    Problem Description TFS 2012 with multiple C# solutions. One solution depended on the .DLLs from other solutions. Continuous Integration build definitions had been created for each solution. When a solution containing a shared .DLL was modified, the goal was to run the build for the .DLL solution first, and then…

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Error "TF254027: You must correct all errors before you continue.” upgrading TFS 2010 to TFS 2012

Deepak Mittal brings us this support experience today….  Problem Description If you are upgrading from TFS 2010 to TFS 2012 and in 2010 you did not have build configured on the server, you may get this issue: “Build Service Verifications” – Error.TF254027: You must correct all errors before you continue.” “Detailed Results:”User DomainName\UserName needs the ‘ManageBuildResources’ permission to…

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Team Build Check-In Policy Error: "Internal error in the Policy. The calling thread must be STA, because many UI components require this."

Deepak Mittal brings us this support experience today….  Problem Description Lets say you have created a check-in policy in TFS 2012 which should display a dialog box to perform some actions at the time of check-in, but this may not work and throw error : “Internal error in the Policy. The calling thread must be STA,…

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Support Postmortem: Suddenly a build controller (that was previously functioning) has stopped

Nitish Nagpal brings us this story of a recent support case. –Trevor   PROBLEM DESCRIPTION===================== One of my customers reported that suddenly a build controller that was previously functioning had stopped working and was unable to connect to a particular collection in the TFS instance. Specifically now the Build controller no longer connected to TFS and…

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Build GET hangs when using lab environment build and custom assembly check-in operation simultaneously

Following comes from Deepak Mittal, Senior Developer Support Engineer.–Trevor H.——————————————- If you are using custom assembly check-in operation and lab build in the same build, you may notice that the build will hang, though custom check-in operation will succeed.If you will review the build log, it will most probably show the last action as “waiting for…

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"Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" using TFS201 Team Web Access

Following comes from Senior Support Engineer Nitish Nagpal.   Problem:One of my customers was facing an issue with the TFS2010 Team Web Access in a collection that  was ported over from another TFS 2010 install. They were not experiencing this issue with newly created projects on their server. While trying to edit a query in…

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Direction on changing SQL Service Start-up Accounts

Following comes from Senior Support Engineer Nitish Nagpal.   I have seen scenarios where TFS Engineers suggest changing the startup account of SQL Service(s) but often do not provide full instructions for doing it. As a result, customer will often go to Services.msc and changes startup account there, which can sometime have adverse effects. I…

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Troubleshooting tips with Team Build 2010 for the projects migrated from 2005 or 2008

Following comes from Senior Support Engineer Deepak Mittal.   These are some troubleshooting tips which you may find useful in some scenarios. We’ve found them useful during troubleshooting of several cases reported to us. When you migrate your TFS from 2005\2008 to 2010, Team Build 2010 uses upgradetemplate.xaml which basically uses your old TFSBuild.proj and…

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