Failed to find Reporting WMI namespace for machine and instance

Recently we faced an issue when configuring backups and the error message displayed was misleading. Here is the complete summary of the issue and the solution for the same. If we have the configured TFS with a named reporting instance that has an underscore (“_”) in its name, you will hit this error when you…


How does TFS backup scheduling tool handle collection add/delete/detach?

We are used to creating collections upon request. This implies collections would be created/attached/detached continuously. What is the impact of these on TFS backup plan? Does it see new collections or should we re-configure each time? What about detached collections? I took some time to probe this. This is what I did. Firstly I scheduled…


Provider load failure when scheduling a backup plan

                                 We had a couple of customers facing an issue where TFS backup schedule wizard was failing with an error "Provider load failure" when they tried to schedule a backup plan, which included SSRS encryption key. It failed at the readiness checks with a stack similar to below +-+-+-+-+-| Verifying Reporting Services encryption key…