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:
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