Unconfigure Team Foundation Server

Applies to: TFS 2013 and above Sometimes, we’d like to refresh the TFS Application Tier setup to defaults in case there’s an unintended change in services/IIS settings and we want to set it back to defaults. We give an option to Remove Application Tier/Features without having to uninstall the complete application. To “Unconfigure TFS”, please go to…


Test TFS Upgrades: Pre-Production and Production Upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017.2

We received a lot of queries asking to clarify Pre-Production and Production upgrade to TFS 2017 Update 2. This article explains step by step process to upgrade your current TFS (Minimum TFS 2012 RTM) to TFS 2017 update 2 in two stages, Pre-Production Test and use the same machine for a Production Upgrade. Let’s first…


Disabling Get Sources step in vNext build

Applies to/Tested on: TFS 2017/VSTS One of my customer wanted to disable the Get Sources operation in vNext build, which will happen by default with the execution of the build. Following are some of the reasons where you might not want Get Sources operation be enabled. You are already doing a Get sources from TFS using a…