Upgrading to Team Foundation Server (RTM)

To upgrade from Team Foundation Server Release Candidate (RC), or Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh, to Team Foundation Server (RTM), you should download this upgrade utility package and follow the enclosed instructions:

If you’re still using Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh and you only want to upgrade to Team Foundation RC, use this utility pacakage:


Comments (22)

  1. Suere says:

    both links lead to the refresh to RTM upgrade package…

  2. RobCaron says:

    I just checked both links and each one goes to the appropriate upgrade package.

  3. Dexlex says:

    Will I be able to update from Beta 3 or RC or RTM in English to a different language version as easily?

  4. Buck Hodges points out that manually modifying the TFS database is a bad idea.

    Eric Lee gives us Backing…

  5. Matt says:

    Downloaded TFSUpgradePackageRTM.exe to upgrade my TFS Beta 3 Refresh install and got as far as Step 8: Install the ASP.NET Update from the Product Media.  Here it states:

    You must install an update for ASP.NET before you install Team Foundation Server RTM or the installation will fail. The update is included on the Team Foundation Server product media in the KB913393 folder and can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62733).

    I have the 180 day trial of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite which contains two CDs and one DVD, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2005, and SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition.  Received it a few months ago.  None of which contain any files or folders even resembling KB913393.  It is just not there.  Oddly enough, neither is the webpage mentioned in the upgrade guide.  Searching for KB913393 pretty much gives me nothing.  I have seen a few posts where others are saying the same thing about the missing update.  What is the deal?

    I followed the rest of the instructions anyway and sure enough, the reinstall failed.

    Can anyone throw me a bone please?

    Eagerly waiting to play with Team Suite,



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  7. Rexiology... says:


    crosspost from http://rextang.net/blogs/work/

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  8. Dannon says:

    Hey Matt,

    The KB913393 article has not been released yet. BUT it is on the TFS RC and latest trial edition media.

  9. Update on the TFS MSSCCI Provider: One step closer to tossing VSS out the window.  *BOOT!*


  10. Hi,

    Can u tell me anyone where can I download KB913393 ?

    I value ur help!

    Regards Betim

  11.  Courtesy of Rob Caron

    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition


  12. Rod Ball says:

    Is there a 64-bit version of the KB913393 update?  If so, where can I download it?

  13. Betim Drenica says:


    At least, I’ve install TFS, and the last problem was in IIS users. IUSR_computername and IWAM_computername were disabled. And one attention for Microsoft, a lot of different problems addressed with one message(26105).

    Sincerely Betim Drenica, MCP

  14. Deo says:

    I am trying to upgrade TFS workgroup edition to a standard edition. I un-installed the workgroup edition and then install the full edition but the Team Foundation Licenced Users group is still enabled. Any idea?

  15. Rob Caron says:

    It has recently come to my attention that some people have misunderstood the purpose of the upgrade packages…

  16. Asif Khan says:

    Where can I download Team Suite, I have MSDN subscription.

  17. RobCaron says:

    Asif – When you go to MSDN Subscriber Downloads, you’ll find the downloads to which you have access. Which downloads you find will depend upon which products you’ve licensed. You’ll only find Team Suite if you have Team Suite with MSDN Premium.

  18. Hi Guys,

    I’m supposed to upgrade my B3F to the latest RTM release. I was holding on to it because they have released a workgroup version (for 5 concurrent users) on MSDN instead of full version of Foundation server and I was hoping it will be eventually avaiable on MSDN. But I cannot wait for any long now, since we will be releasing our Beta very soon and need to upgrade to RTM to figure out if it resolves few of the existing bugs/issues.

    My question is there is a upgrade price for foundation server for $499 and full version is about $2799.00 We are be very conservative on the $ amount right now

    What is the upgrade price for – upgrade from what?


  19. RobCaron says:

    It’s not an upgrade price. For Team Foundation Server, the column name is "CAL" – the price of a Client Access License – which is $499.

  20. Steven Smith says:

    Today I came into work and my build/source control server, which I thought I remembered installing the

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