Code Review default queries not fetching data after upgrading to TFS 2015

We recently noticed that code review default queries are not fetching and displaying the data in team explorer. This behavior is noticed only for the reviewer’s login with the code review default query for the team project, which are upgraded from TFs 2013 version to TFS 2015. We tried a new work item query to…


How to add iterations in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)?

Lately, we’ve had some customers with the question, “Where is the + sign to add Iterations in VSTS?” There is a slight change in the way how you normally add Iterations in Visual Studio team System (VSTS). Here are the steps: Click on the 3 dots (…) that you see on the top right hand…


Readiness check fails on Application Tier with the error, “Cannot create a binding on port ‘XXX’ because the specified certificate could not be found. Select a different certificate and then re-run the readiness checks”

TFS 2015 Update 2 gives the option of editing the Site bindings on IIS as part of the configuration itself. This way, when you upgrade/restore TFS, you get an option to change the various settings such as port, virtual directory. Recently, we came across a unique issue with a customer where TFS 2015.2.1 was configured…


Release hub showing “Release Management is in trial and available to all basic users.”

Recently, we have seen clients concerned that the licensed TFS version displays the message “Release Management is in trial and available to all basic users.” In the Release hub, (Click image to enlarge, please) This is by design. The reason behind the message displayed is, In the earlier licensing model of RM version, only ‘Advanced…


TFS 2015.2 – Team project creation fails with TF51541: The Node ID is not recognized

TFS Versions: TFS 2015.2/TFS 2015.2.1 Recently, we have seen a few users experiencing the below error when attempting to create new team projects on their recently upgraded TFS 2015.2 / TFS 2015.2.1 collections. Error TF30170: The plugin Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.WorkItemTracking failed during task WITs from group WorkItemTracking. Explanation Plugin error text: “Work item type validation failed. The…


TF51541: The Node ID is not recognized.

You may notice the following error in the Work Item warehouse Sync and subsequently your full analysis sync and Incremental sync would also be failing. Environment : TFS2015 instances where Update 2 RC is installed Additional finding: You will also notice this error post upgrade from RC to RTM 2015 update 2, in this case…


TFS 2015.2 Configuration – Verification check fails with IIS_IUSRS group requiring ‘log on a batch’ permission.

Recently we have seen a few incidents, where the configuration of TFS 2015.2 fails at readiness check with the message, The readiness check fails due to the reason that the built-in security group IIS_IUSRS does not have the required user right ‘Logon as a batch job’. This requirement check was added to TFS 2015.2 after…