Can’t connect to Visual Studio Online from any version of in VS: "The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send."

Interesting one today.   PROBLEMCustomer reported not being able to connect to VSO from any VS version. Kept getting this: The server returned the following error: TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from server <ACCOUNT>.visualstudio.com\DefaultCollection. Technical information (for administrator):  The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. TROUBLESHOOTING The customer…

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Issues with build failure in Team Foundation Server 2012

Deepak Mittal, Support Escalation Engineer, brings his experience on issues with TFS 2012 Build failure Problem Description: Whenever the build fails it throws the following error:  TF42097: A work item could not be created due to a field error. The following fields have incorrect values: Field: ‘Severity’ Value: ‘1 – Critical’, Field: ‘Symptom’ Value: ”,…

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Build completion alerts does not show static analysis warnings in TFS 2012

Problem description: While working on an issue recently, we found that build completion alerts does not show static analysis warnings. Explanation: There is a difference between compilation warnings and static analysis warnings. When the build gets completely, in UI, it will show you both type of warnings combined like below: Solution and troubleshooting Steps:  So…

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How to resolve file deployment issues to agents from Release Management

Deepak Mittal, Support Escalation Engineer, brings to us another article on what to do if you face issues while deploying files to agents from Release Management Problem Description: If you face issues while deploying files to deployer agents from release management. Please enable traces as mentioned below: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/12/13/how-to-enable-detailed-logs-and-collect-traces-from-various-release-management-components.aspx  In the logs, you may see issue…

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Issues with user logging in to TFS 2013 Server after installation and restart on Windows 2012 R2

Deepak Mittal, Support Escalation Engineer, brings to us the unique issue that he faced after the installation and restart of Team Foundation Server 2013 on Windows 2012 R2 Issue:-After the installation of TFS2013 and restart of the server, Except Local Administrator , None of the user able to logon on windows 2012 R2 server.  In the…

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Unable to configure/verify a Team Foundation Server Connection in Release Management Client

Following blog has been written by Deepak Mittal, Support Escalation Engineer, EMEA TFS Team Problem Description: Unable to configure/verify a TFS Connection in Release Management client. Error message: Invalid length for a Base-64 char array or string.  Resolution: This issue may occur due to user does not have enough permissions on the machine. This problem…

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Configuration Issues with Release Management 2013(up to update 2) on Turkey regional settings based machines

Deepak Mittal, Support Escalation Engineer, brings to us following blog on configuration issues on Release Management 2013 Problem Description: You may issue while configuring Release Management 2013 (up to update2) on Turkey regional setting based machines. Error message:Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.CommonConfiguration.ConfigurationException:Release Management database configuration failed. Delete the database and try again. Error: Unknown On Error mode ‘EXİT’ on…

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tfsconfig cloudimport fails importing data exported from Visual Studio Online

The CloudImport command fails because of a timeout.  Users may see one of these errors: TF400711: Error occurred while executing servicing step Import File Content for component CloudImport during CloudImport: One or more errors occurred.– Exception retrieving fileId: 20080132.  Exception details: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.StorageException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: The connection was closed.– System.AggregateException: One or…

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Timeouts uploading bits to drop folder from on-prem build controller connected to VSO

Had an interesting case recently. Customer was using an on-prem build controller connected to VSO. His Team Project was backed by Git and he had a team build using the GitTemplate.12.xaml Build Template. Problem was the build definition was failing about 78% of the time. The build itself completed, but the final phase failed.  The error was: Exception…

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