Error setting up TFS 2010 Version Control Proxy: The source control proxy ‘tfs10’ is not responding, so the request will be sent to the main server. Please verify your settings. Additional information: The element ‘Server’ has invalid child element ‘Uri

From Chris Cooper…   This week we had a customer attempting to setup a Team Foundation Version Control Proxy for TFS 2010. He had followed the instructions in the install guide but was receiving the following error when trying to connect from Visual Studio: The source control proxy ‘tfs10’ is not responding, so the request…

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TFS 2005 to 2008 Upgrade Best Practices… and some for VSTSWA 2008 as well

The following post come from Vimal Thiagaraj (VIM), a member of our TFS setup and install team. Vim provides us today with a best practices document for upgrading from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 SP1, and for upgrading\installing VSTSWA (TFS web access) 2008 SP1 as well. -Trev   1. Make full backups of the following…

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Installing TFS 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC

With the impending release of TFS 2010 BETA 1, I figured I’d eat all the dog food I could and install it on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC. This is not an officially supported OS for this release of TFS 2010, as it was just too late in the BETA testing cycle to test it…

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Installing TFS 2008 SP1 – Prerequisites, Caveats & Best Practices

Today Vimal Thiagaraj from our Setup & Installation team brings us some valuable information about installing TFS 2008 SP1. Trev +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TFS 2008 SP1 is an easy install which upgrades TFS 2008 to latest release, but if applied without taking care of precautionary measures it can cause undesirable results. There are two ways of applying…

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Scripting Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Setup for Team Foundation Server

Lakhminder Singh from our TFS install and setup team brings us today’s tidbit…   Installation and configuration of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 can be done automatically by the installation of Team Foundation Server 2008. For anyone who wants to script this themselves however, the following could be the answer. This script takes care of creating…

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My Experience Setting Up TFSWindows SeverSQL Server 2008

Set up *another* VPC today. This is my first personal install of TFS 2008 ATDT on Windows Server 2008 with WSS 3.0 and Katmai (SQL Server 2008). I say personal because I’ve set one up for someone else before. Anyway, I did as I always recommend to my customers… Start with CLEAN hardware (clean disk…

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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…

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