Team Foundation Server Upgrade Matrix


I’ve seen a lot of e-mail lately asking about the upgrade path from one release of Team Foundation Server to another. Here’s a matrix I compiled with input from members of the product team on which combinations are possible, and how:

 

To
Beta 3

To
Beta 3
Refresh

To RC

To
RTM Trial

To
RTM
Workgroup

To
RTM
Standard

From
Beta 3

 

Yes1

Yes2

Yes3

Yes3

Yes3

From
Beta 3 Refresh

No

 

Yes4

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

From
RC

No

No

 

Yes5

Yes5

Yes5

From
RTM Trial

No

No

No

 

Yes6

Yes6

From
RTM Workgroup

No

No

No

No

 

Yes6

From
RTM Standard

No

No

No

No

No

 

1 – Upgrade to Beta 3 Refresh following Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration instructions.
2 – Upgrade to Beta 3 Refresh following Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration instructions, then use Beta 3 Refresh to RC upgrade package.
3 – Upgrade to Beta 3 Refresh following Beta 3 to Beta 3 Refresh Migration instructions, then use Beta 3 Refresh/RC to RTM upgrade package.
4 – Upgrade using Beta 3 Refresh to RC upgrade package.
5 – Upgrade using Beta 3 Refresh/RC to RTM upgrade package.
6 – Should require product key update only. For volume licensing customers, see this post to find your key.

Note – This doesn’t cover upgrading an evaluation version of SQL Server to a fully licensed copy of SQL Server, which is a separate issue. But a word to the wise – always upgrade before the trial expires if you plan to use that installation.

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Comments (12)

  1. Dylan says:

    Crossgrade from RTM Workgroup to RTM Trial is doable. We have done it (taking suitable precautions) on a single-server installation by uninstalling TFS and then installing the trail edition. It worked fine first time.

  2. RobCaron says:

    I should clarify that the matrix above is for doing in-place upgrades. Uninstalls/reinstalls is a different set of scenarios.

  3. Rob Caron vient de poster une matrice pour votre migration que voici :

       

           

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  4. Anutthara talks about using Team Build with VSS or your own source control.

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  5. GrahamHarris says:

    Rob,

    Given that this is for in-place upgrades. Where can I find a guide/matrix for server moves and different roles etc. i.e. If I have a B3R single server now and I want to go to a RTM dual server, what would be the steps/tools to do this?

  6. RobCaron says:

    Graham – see this post: http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2006/03/22/558624.aspx

    I think it might be best to upgrade to RTM before trying to split to dual server.

  7. Mebby we can get an answer here:  Are there any problems putting SQL 2005 SP1 on a TFS server?  We posted a few days ago in the TFS setup forum with NO answers:

    http://forums.microsoft.com/forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=362418&SiteID=1

  8. ちょっと古めかつ英語版に関する情報なので日本語版では状況が多少違いますが。Team Foundation Serverのアップグレードに関するマトリクスが紹介されていたのでトラックバックhttp://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2006/04/11/573593.aspx英語版には、RCが用意されていましたが、日本語版には用意されていないのでその部分が若干異なります。※実際に日本語版がでたあと、上記ページとは方法が異なる可能性もあります…

  9. RobCaron says:

    Team Foundation Server works on SQL Server 2005 SP1

  10. Rob Caron says:

    I’ve answered this question a couple of times in as many days, so it’s time to blog it. If…

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