TfsDeleteProject.exe thwarted by Windows SharePoint Services permissions

The other day I was cleaning up one of my Hyper-V machines. I had let Jim use it for a project creation test and since he was done, I wanted to whack that TF project to regain some space. So, I fired off this command, like you would… TfsDeleteProject /server:https://TREVORH-WSTFS08:8081 "JimSau Project" Failure… TF30063: You…

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Troubleshooting Team Foundation Server connection problems with Fiddler

Chris Cooper comes to us today with the story of a TF server, a client, and the Fiddler who saved the day…. –Trev ———————————————————– The other day I had a customer that had the dreaded Red-X on his documents node for one of his Team Projects in Team Explorer. The rest of the Team Projects…

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Users of MOSS 2007 – Watch out for SP2 “trial version reset” issue

If you us Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with your TF server and have applied the recently released Service Pack 2 to it, chances are that the MOSS server now thinks it is a 180 day trial version, and in 180 days client access will be denied. This issue is caused by the MOSS 2007…

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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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Renaming SharePoint Databases – A Cautionary Tale

A recent support case in our European division involved a customer wanting to rename their SharePoint SQL databases (the current names had GUIDs in them and that just wouldn’t do). They tried to do it using these steps but unfortunately the results were less than favorable. Seems the procedure worked for Content and Admin DBs,…

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“The database schema is too old…” error restoring SharePoint database

Part of the process of moving TFS team site data from WSS to MOSS, or moving \ restoring WSS data is to restore the WSS content database. It may happen that the SharePoint install you are restoring into may be older than that of your content database however, in which case you may see an…

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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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SharePoint Services and Team Foundation Server 2008 Warm Standby

We’ve done some testing on the recommended ways to install Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) for use with a Team Foundation Server (TFS) warm standby Application Tier (AT) configuration and we would like to share our suggestions with you. If you are planning a TFS warm standby configuration, you should plan to install WSS on a…

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