Upgrading from TFS 2013 to TFS 2017

I was running TFS 2013 Update 4 on top of SQL Server 2012 SP3 and was unable to upgrade to TFS 2017 because this version of the SQL database is not supported.  So, I ran the SQL Server 2016 installer from the ISO and used the SQL Upgrade tool. I then uninstalled SQL Server 2012…

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Redirecting TFS Command Output to Files

Today I discovered that you can redirect the output of Team Foundation Service’s tf.exe command to a file.  I thought that because it displayed dialog boxes as the results of commands that you couldn’t redirect its output to files.  However, commands such as tf history will do just that when you specify redirection, such as:…

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Solved: The working folder is already in use by the workspace

When trying to map a local folder to a TFS server as a different user than the one under which I was logged in, I kept getting the message: The working folder is already in use by the workspace [workspace name];[owner] on computer [tfs server]. I was finally able to map the folder by first deleting…

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TFS Quick Tip: Cloaking

In the Source Control Explorer in VS2010 or VS2012, you can cloak any folder in the source tree that want to recursively excluded from “Get Latest Version” operations.  Just right-click on the folder, select “Advanced” and “Cloak…”.  VS2010/2012 will even delete all the local files and folders for those that are checked in; this means you…

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