Unable to service TFS 2008/2005 instance running on a Domain Controller


Configuration: Unable to service TFS 2008/2005 instance running on a Domain Controller


The scenario is like this:


Customer installs TFS 2005/TFS 2008 on a Window Server 2003/2008 member server or standalone server.


Customer make the member server a domain controller.


This does not impact the TFS functionality unless the customer wants to do servicing of TFS 2005/2008 or tries to upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS 2008.


 


Symptoms a customer might see:


The servicing of TFS 2005/2008 or upgrade of TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 will fail with TfsGssInit.exe errors.


 


Remediation Options:


Bring up a new Server 2003/Server 2008 member server box & install TFS 2005/2008 on it.


Follow instructions in the h/w based move article to move the TFS instance to the new box.


(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869(VS.80).aspx)


(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869.aspx )


Uninstall TFS 2005/TFS 2008 from the Domain Controller. (Instructions available in install guide)


 


 

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