How to Set Application Pool (App Pool) runtime to No Managed Code using PowerShell

I was asked in another post how to set the application pool runtime to No Managed Code to run ASP pages using PowerShell. Here are the steps. This simple PS script will loop all of the application pools on the local IIS server and output the name and the managed runtime: Import-Module WebAdministration -ErrorAction Stop…

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How to send TFS build to a specific agent or server

There are times when you need to troubleshoot a build definition and why it is failing only on one server, or you bring a new build agent/server into the pool and want to test and need to send to specific build/server. To Send Builds to a Specific Agent: In the build definition, under General, add the…

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Error Parsing Command from Build Command Line Task for SSIS Project

The build Command Line task available in the Task Gallery provides the Tool and Arguments options for configuration. The Tool option is where you specify the executable to run and the Arguments option are the values to be passed into the executable. Worked with a customer on a support case where they were trying to…

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TFS and VSTS Support Blogs

Members of the TFS support team have several blogs to provide resolutions to support cases we work for customers. I try to add resolutions to support cases in which I could not find the answer from other sources. Thought I would just include some other blogs I use for research on issues: TFS Support: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dstfs TFS Support: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tfssetup/ TFS…

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Impact on TFS Reports when Changing Work Item Area Path or Iteration

Recently had a case where the customer was about to reorganize the team project and assign new areas for the teams and update the iteration schedule and they were worried about the impact to the downstream reporting with all of the changes. Researched in-house and could not find a similar question being asked from a…

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How to unconfigure TFS vNext Build Agent Service

There may be times when you need to unconfigure, or remove a build agent configured as a service  TFS 2015 and above and there are a few steps missing from the online documentation. UNCONFIGURE AGENT for TFS 2017 and Above: Open a command prompt in admin mode and navigate to the folder where the build…

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