TFS 2013: Upgrade Fails with “TF400704: ImportPlan is an invalid servicing step type for step performer TestManagement during ToDev12M65FinalConfiguration”

  We have been getting some collection upgrade failures lately with the error “TF400704: ImportPlan is an invalid servicing step type for step performer TestManagement during ToDev12M65FinalConfiguration” The primary cause of this upgrade failure in a scaled-out deployment, is that, the other App Tiers were not shut down properly during the time of upgrade. As…


Set MS Build output verbosity from build definition for TFS 2013

This blog post explains how to set the verbosity for the build log from a build definition in TFS 2013. There are five different levels of verbosity that can be set for the ms build output, from visual studio: · Quiet · Minimal · Normal · Detailed · Diagnostic The details of each of the…


What version of Release Management Server/Client do I have?

This blog keeps a track of Release Management Server/Client versions starting from its inception. There are 3 ways to find out the version number: Method 1: You will find the Application Version, and the Database Version under Administration->Settings on the Release Management Client application. Fig. RM 2013 Client Method 2: You can also find the…


Install and configure SCVMM for TFS Lab Management

  The following are the required components for setting up lab management with TFS. · Hyper-V hosts · SCVMM · Team Foundation Server · Test Controller This blog will explain about the installation and configuration of SCVMM, and adding Hyper-V host machines, to be used with lab management. The configurations required from TFS side is…


Configure Test Controllers and create lab environments in MTM

Once host groups and library shares are configured for the team project collection, we have to install and configure Test Controllers for the collection. This blog will walk you through the installation and configuration of Test Controller, and creating a lab environment form MM. For details on configuring host groups and library shares with the…


Configure Lab Management for TFS 2013

This blog post will cover installation of SCVMM console on the TFS application tier and the TFS server level and team project collection level configurations required to enable lab management. You should have a setup of SCVMM 2012 R2 ready, before proceeding to these steps. To install and configure SCVMM to be used with lab…


Install the Team Foundation Server Plug-in for Eclipse

  You must install the Team Foundation Server plug-in before you can use it in your development processes.  This blog shows step by step procedure on how to install Team Foundation Server Plug-in for Eclipse. NOTE: You might have previously installed the Teamprise plug-in for Team Foundation Server . If so, you might consider whether…