Enabling Team Foundation Server 2010 styled features on TFS 2008/2005 upgraded projects

Many people have asked on How-To enable TFS 2010 style feature on the upgraded projects. Please visit following articles from Lakhminder which explains the process   TFS 2010: Enable Test Case Management for upgraded Team Projects http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lakhminder/archive/2010/09/30/tfs-2010-enable-test-case-management-for-upgraded-team-projects.aspx   Create TFS 2010 Reports for upgraded Team projects. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lakhminder/archive/2010/09/30/create-tfs-2010-reports-for-upgraded-team-projects.aspx     Enable TFS 2010 Style dashboard and…


TFS 2008 version control security dialog shows blank

I found this issue to be common while troubleshooting on my cases and found that when you go to team explorer and right click on folder in solution explorer, TFS 2008 version control security dialog shows blank UI after you install Service Pack 1 for .NET 3.5 on the server    We later realized and found that this issue…


How to rename a TFS collection (Part 2)

This article is in continuation of my earlier post of how to rename a TFS collection http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tfssetup/archive/2010/09/15/how-to-rename-a-tfs-collection.aspx The earlier post only renames the TFS Collection but SharePoint Site Collection and TFS Reports would still be pointing to old collection name. If you rename your TFS collection it is not mandatory to update WSS Site collection…


Bisubscribe.exe command fails in TFS 2010 while registering web services

I found this issue in TFS 2010 on live production server. Consider the following scenario. You are using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 and you attempt to subscribe to an event (BuildStatusChangeEvent or BuildCompletionEvent, for example) using the BisSubscribe.exe command line tool.    For example: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Tools\bissubscribe /eventType BuildCompletionEvent /address http://IIServer/TfsEventSubscriber/BuildStatusChangeEvent /deliveryType Soap /server http://TfsName:8080/Tfs /collection Projects…


Configuring NLB for TFS 2010

This walkthrough details the steps in configuring a Network Load balancing solution for Team Foundation Server 2010 Application tiers. With this release of TFS 2010, you could create an application tier farm and also configure network load balancing (both Software and hardware load balancing). Note: This document server as a guide. I have used NLB…


User-defined Triggers may cause performance, connectivity and data integrity issue with Team Foundation Server

I have been seeing see latency and performance problems in couple of scenarios, specifically while performing branching and merging   When you run the TFS BPA tool, you may see an error message similar to the one provided below:The SQL database “TfsIntegration” contains a trigger named “some trigger name”.    Triggers in some TFS databases…


Reports Section in TFS 2008 Project portal doesn’t show up

I came across this issue in one of my cases and found that when I right click any of the project node in the Team Explorer 2008 and choose “Show Project Portal”, I see the reporting page not being shown(the remaining work item part) and see error message “page not found” 404 Later we were…


Search in Team System 2008 Web Access doesn’t work

I found this interesting stuff in one of my cases where customer was trying to  to search for Work Items from within Team System Web Access and was getting the following error: “There is a problem on the server. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator”. And in the event log you see one or more of the following errors:…


Re-attaching the content database gives error while trying to do migration based upgrade from TFS 2005 to TFS 2010

This is one of the interesting issues that I came across while trying a migration upgrade of TFS 2005 to TFS 2010, we have to reattach the old SharePoint content database to the new Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 instance on the TFS 2010 machine by running the following command: stsadm.exe -o addcontentdb -url http://servername -databasename  <content_database_name>.  While…


TFS2010: TF30063 error while enabling SharePoint site for a team project.

If you have a High availability solution enabled for Team Foundation Server 2010 using application tier NLB or if you are using Fully Qualified Domain name for your TFS 2010 instance and if you enable SharePoint after the initial configuration (ie, during the initial installation of TFS 2010, SharePoint was not integrated but later you…