TFS Code Search Does not Return Results

If code search is setup on a remote server with indexing completed and the results are blank when executing a request, check the event logs for the error message. Detailed Message: TF400703: Unable to initialize the specified service Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.Search.WebServer.CodeSecurityChecksService. Inner Exception Details:Exception Message: This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic…

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Manage Web.config Values between Environments in Release Management and TFS

When a Visual Studio project is created, it will provide the Debug and Release build configurations by default. The build configuration maps to the Web.config in the project and allows you to change database connection string, or appSettings value when the application is published. This setup allows you to define the variables for the application…

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Where is my _PublishedWebsites folder?

For an ASP.net application, the vNext build system will generate the binaries for the web application in Visual Studio and will not create the _PublishedWebsites folder with the entire web application without some additional settings in the MSBuild argument section of the Visual Studio Build task. The following instructions show how to create a build…

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