Upgrade Failure: "The installation and configuration of Team Foundation Server succeeded, however upgrading the data was unsuccessful"

If you received this message on the completion page of the TFS upgrade wizard, it means that the application tier of your TFS instance was successfully upgraded to the new version, but some or all of your team project collections were not.  In this case, you will be able to use TFS to create new…

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Troubleshooting Installation of Team Foundation Server

Below is a list of common problems that can occur while installing Team Foundation Server, as well as suggestions for resolving these problems.   The most common reasons for an installation of Team Foundation Server to fail are: You do not have enough disk space to perform the installation. Solution:  Clear enough disk space on…

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How to move Reporting Services Off-Box in TFS 2008

One question that has come up recently is “On TFS 2008, how do I move just my Reporting Services off-box. While this can be difficult, it is possible by following the directions below 1.            Follow KB 842425 to move RS DB to a new instance. 2.            Ensure that you have a login for the TFS…


Setting up TFS with SSL/HTTPs

Another common problem that TFS admins often encounter is setting up TFS with SSL/HTTPs. You can find the official guide for setting up https here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa833873.aspx. If you aren’t familiar with setting up SSL on websites in IIS. Here are a few pointers which might be helpful: ·         If you already have a Server Authentication…


Move from one Environment to Another, Workgroup to Domain Move

About: In this type of move, you will not move any part of your TFS systems between machines, but instead will move your machine between environments. Most often this is used for moving from a workgroup to a domain. So, of the four steps described in the introduction (http://blogs.msdn.com/tfsao/archive/2009/02/20/server-change-we-can-believe-in.aspx, backup/install/restore/hookup), the only one we have is…


Move from a Single-Server to a Dual-Server

About: In this type of move, you will move your data-tier off of the same box as your application-tier. Note: the steps bellow do not describe how to move from a combined Application-/Data-Tier (Server A) to a new Application-Tier (Server B) and Data-Tier (Server C). We will discuss that move in a later post.  …


Move from One Hardware Configuration to Another

About: This type move, describes how to move your single-server system to new hardware.   Introduction: One of the main admin scenarios that customers have problems with is moving Team Foundation Server (TFS) between severs. I have constructed a series of blog postings that present overviews of the most common move scenarios. The introduction to…


Index of Server Moves

One of the main admin scenarios that customers have problems with is moving Team Foundation Server (TFS) between severs. I have constructed a series of blog postings that present overviews of the most common move scenarios. This page is an index of all of the overviews I have currently constructed.   Move Type URL Introduction…


Server Change We Can Believe In

One of the main admin scenarios that customers have problems with is moving TFS between severs. In my next few blog postings, I will be discussing several move scenarios and how they can be achieved.   Before discussing, the more complicated move scenarios I want to discuss some fundamentals. TFS has two different methods for…


Hyper-V and TFS

One of the topics that’s come up a few times recently while talking to TFS users has been Hyper-V. Specifically, we often hear: 1.      What hardware & software setup should we use? 2.      What type of fail-over options should we use? 3.      What type of redundancy should we use? In this post, I will attempt…