Application Tier only wizard errors out when HTTPS & SSL is not chosen again.

When you Un-configure and reconfigure TFS and choose to use the new configuration without SSL or with a new certificate it errors out during application tier only wizard


It still picks up the old https URL and gives an error as below


Apparently the logs doesn’t depict a meaningful information.

The solution is to rename the file ApplicationTierSettings.xml as ApplicationTierSettings.old

The file can be found in the following folder:

"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation\Configuration\SavedSettings\ApplicationTier\

And then rerunning the Application Tier only Wizard.

*This issue does persists in TFS 2013.4 and is not present in TFS 2015.RC onwards.


Content created by – Vimal Thiagaraj

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