TFS 2008: “Error 28940. TFServerStatusValidator” during installation.

When you install Team Foundation Server 2008 + SP1 (Slipstreamed), the installation might fail with an error given below Error 28940.TFServerStatusValidator: Calling the Team Foundation Server ServerStatus Web service failed with 503 HTTP ServiceUnavailable status. Verify that Internet Information Services, Windows SharePoint Services, and ASP.NET are configured correctly and that ASP. NET v2.0 Web Service…

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TFS2008: upgrade from TFS 2005 to TFS 2008+SP1 fails with SQL Exception: Lock request time out period exceeded.

While upgrading TFS 2005 to TFS2008 with SP1 slipstreamed (for instruction on Slipstreaming TFS SP1 to TFS 2008 installation media please download the latest TFS 2008 install guide from:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ff12844f-398c-4fe9-8b0d-9e84181d9923&displaylang=en), the upgrade might fail with an error Error 29002.The Team Foundation databases could not be repaired. For more information, see the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) log. MSI…


TFS2005: Windows SharePoint Services is not using the application pool identity required by Team Foundation Server (TFSWSS) for the content virtual server

While upgrading Team Foundation Server 2005 RTM to SP1, the pre-requisite is to install hotfix: KB 919156. If a Domain move (Environment move) is done before installing the hotfix, the installation might fail with an error  Windows SharePoint Services is not using the application pool identity required by Team Foundation Server (TFSWSS) for the content…


TFS Connectivity: Login failed error while connecting to Team Foundation Server (TF30041: Team Foundation Server could not connect to the database)

The second one for the day, this is from Romit: Found an interesting issue where any of the user (apart from TfsSetup account and TfsService Account) were not able to connect to Team Foundation Server. After checking the Event Viewer found something really interesting. Issue : Not able to connect to Team Foundation Server 2008…


TFS 2005 to 2008 Upgrade: While upgrading, Error 32000 due to a bad TFSWarehouse cube.

Cheers everyone, One of our fellow engineers “Vimal” brings this content, While upgrading from 2005 to 2008you might encounter an error   Error 32000.The Commandline ‘”D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\Tools\TfsDb.exe” upgrade /server: <ServerName> /property:”TFS_SERVICE_ACCOUNT=domainname\TFSService;TFS_REPORTING_ACCOUNT=domainname\TFSREPORTS;LCID=1033;VSTF_AS_INSTANCE=<ServerName>;VSTF_AS_DATABASE=TFSWarehouse;VSTF_AS_ACCOUNT=” /showui:131562’ returned non-zero value: 100.     Cause:  TfsWarehouse cube was corrupt   Resolution: 1) Do not close…


TFS 2008: WSS/SharePoint extensions for x64 (WssExt64Bit.msi) installs non US-English templates.

While installing the Team Foundation Server 2008 WSS extensions x64 bit (WssExt64Bit.msi) version downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fbd14eea-781f-45a1-8c46-9f6ba2f68bf0&displaylang=en , the installer installs a different locale (language) of the templates. To get the US-English version (LCID: 1033) of the templates follow the steps in the Workaround section of this post. Symptom: After installing the WssExt64Bit.msi package on the…

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TFS 2008: SP1 installation might fail when CName (Canonical name) is used

A CName\alias might be used in a Team Foundation Server environment that has a Fail over application tier configured. This is to direct the client request to the primary Application Tier.  While using CName, the TFS 2008 SP1 installation might fail and the installation log might have the following   Found Reports.ReportsService=http:// <CName>/ReportServer/ReportService.asmx 07/23/09 00:33:50…


Moving TFS SharePoint project portal from WSS 3.0 to MOSS 2007

This document whould help in moving the existing TFS project portal contents from WSS3.0 to MOSS 2007 and start using MOSS 2007 to host the project sites for the new projects there on. The document is attached as a .PDF, makes it easy to print. Cheers, Arun R    How_to_move_TFS_Portals_from_WSS3_to_MOSS2007.pdf


TFS: Common questions and Misconceptions

Hello all, after working with Team Foundation Server since TFS 2005 RTM release, here I am writing a blog for our team.  What could be a better topic then to talk about some of the common misconceptions or questions about the installation. Here is a list of some of the common questions which TFS users…