Determining the number of Team System Web Access Users

We have documented some scalability limitations for Team System Web Access in a white paper called Team System Web Access 2008 Scalability Limits. The white paper contains some configuration recommendations and limitations for TSWA. One of the recommendations is to limit the number of concurrent users to a number below 100. Unfortunately, TFS and TSWA…


The TFS Performance Report Pack and SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

Grant Holliday has created a great set of TFS performance monitoring reports, called the TFS Performance Report Pack. These reports, and instructions for uploading them to SQL Server Reporting Services, are available on his excellent blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/granth/archive/2009/02/03/announcing-tfs-performance-report-pack.aspx. He lists SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services as a requirement, with a note that they should work…

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Hey, Where Did My Changes in IIS Manager Go?

Team Foundation Server touches many technologies. One primary technology is Internet Information Services, usually referred to as IIS. Making TFS configuration changes sometimes involves reconfiguring IIS using the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, or ISS Manager. It is common to apply the changes by executing the IISRESET command at a command prompt. Occasionally under IIS…

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Team Foundation Server Service Account Password Changer Utility

Many of us on the Team Foundation Server customer support team at Microsoft maintain multiple TFS configurations for testing. One issue I have run up against is changing TFS service account password when my domain account passwords expire. It gets time consuming when you need to update service account and reporting account passwords on 5 or…

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