Publishing TFS services to Visual Studio using UAG and SSL-VPN

Our support team recently worked with Ben Ari from the Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) support team (here’s his BLOG) on a customer issue where we needed to provide client access to TFS through this gateway. Following are the steps he provided. Many thanks to Ben for this. I hope you find it useful….

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Upgrade Visual SourceSafe Today!

  Make the move to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 With modern features like state-of-the-art version control, integrated bug tracking and flexible build automation, Team Foundation Server 2010 ensures the delivery of quality software faster. Below you’ll find all the tools and information to help you upgrade from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation Server…

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Build, WIT, and SCC failure after configuring TFS 2008 for SSL

  Today my certificate expired on one of my SSL TF servers. I decided to become my own certificate authority so I went through the process of installing the certificate authority, creating a request from IIS on the TF server, etc. I put the cert on all the web sites, set up SSRS and WSS…

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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 2008: Can you restrict users from selecting certain iteration paths?

An interesting post from Coop (Chris Cooper) this week. — Trev     This week I was asked if there was a way to restrict users from selecting certain iteration paths. For instance, he wanted Project Administrators to have the ability to place bugs in the “Deferred” iteration path, but not the developers. Since there…

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Collecting the contents of the TfsIntegration!tbl_subscription table for review

On occasion we here in TFS support are called upon to help a customer with their TFS subscriptions. The problems vary, but the one constant always seems to be that we (support) need to see their the TfsIntegration!tbl_subscription table. During a recent TFS subscription issue I worked, I noticed that the data in a to-text…

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Microsoft update KB973917 disables TFS… well, *ALL* IIS app pools, really

We occasionally receive cases in support where the initial impression is that a recent Microsoft update “broke” TFS.  In most cases an update is not the cause of the problem, however we are aware of  a potential  issue due to a recent update (KB973917) where the TFS app pool will fail to start (in fact,…

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Important events: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 end of life and Team Explorer 2008 Forward Compatibility Update (GDR) released

  Just wanted to remind everyone that on January 12, 2010, main stream support for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 will end. In order to remain eligible for support, users of SQL 2005 will need to upgrade to SP3. Customers who do not upgrade will need to have custom support agreement to get continued…

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“Exception message: Error in the application..” application event log error from TFS Service

Coop (Chris Cooper) bring us this little tidbit from a recent support case of his…   When looking at your application event logs, you may notice the following error from time to time: Event Type:        Error Event Source:    TFS Services Event Category:                None Event ID:              3071 Date:                     9/19/2009 Time:                     3:02:19 AM User:                     N/A Computer:          TFSSERVER…

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CSS TFS HOTFIX Report: September 2009

Between Sep 1, 2009 and Sep 30, 2009 we published the following HOTIFX articles\files and knowledge base articles: Knowledge Base Articles 976184 – Empty groups still appear as available selections in work item fields in Microsoft Team Foundation Server HOTFIX 975001 – TFS: Duplicate items created in Project Plans causing slow responses 974804 – Excel…

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