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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Team build definition UI doesn’t respect Test parameters entered directly into Property Grid

A couple of customers have reported that their unit tests were not running when Team Builds based on TfvcTemplate.12.xaml ran (may happen with other templates too). The build definition looked just fine, but the tests just did not execute. We came to find that the team build definition\template doesn’t appear to respect test parameters entered directly…

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Problems configuring TFS 2012 build server with a local account when the TFS machine is domain-joined

Following comes to us from Deepak Mittal.   If your TFS is configured in domain environment and you are trying to configure build server with local account then it will not work. Essentially when you have your TFS configured in domain environment, but you would like to have a build server in an environment which is not…

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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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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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Adding external build data to TFS

Wendell Phillips brings us today’s post about adding external build data to TFS. -Trev   I recently found a need to add build data to Team Foundation Server 2008 from an external build process.  TFS ordinarily only maintains and processes build information from Team Build processes linked to the TF Server. If you use any…

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CSS TFS Monthly HOTFIX / Content Report – October 2008

We have a monthly post on our BLOG which lists the following for the previous month… TFS HOTFIXs released by the product group TFS knowledge base articles published TFS HOTFIXs posted to MSDN Code Gallery So, here we go for October 2008… HOTFIXs Released 948816 – “FIX: You receive an MSB4018 error message when you…

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