TF51541: The Node ID is not recognized.

You may notice the following error in the Work Item warehouse Sync and subsequently your full analysis sync and Incremental sync would also be failing. Environment : TFS2015 instances where Update 2 RC is installed Additional finding: You will also notice this error post upgrade from RC to RTM 2015 update 2, in this case…


TFS 2015.2 Configuration – Verification check fails with IIS_IUSRS group requiring ‘log on a batch’ permission.

Recently we have seen a few incidents, where the configuration of TFS 2015.2 fails at readiness check with the message, The readiness check fails due to the reason that the built-in security group IIS_IUSRS does not have the required user right ‘Logon as a batch job’. This requirement check was added to TFS 2015.2 after…


Build association with work Items in vNext

When switching from XAML to vNext, I realized the newer build model doesn’t update Global List. Old XAML builds enabled a work flow where work items were created on build failure and then updated those work items, associated with check-ins on successful builds. I couldn’t find a similar feature happening out of the box on…


Release Management/Team Foundation Server compatibility list (RM – TFS Supportability Matrix)

  With different versions of TFS and RM around, we constantly get questions as to which version of RM is compatible and supported with TFS and vice-versa. We follow the same compatibility model as of ‘VS team explorer’ with ‘TFS’, where we support RTM and the last update release of a given release. Check the ‘Client compatibility’…


TF218017 Error message while trying to create new Team Project.

I was recently working with a customer who was hitting the below error message while trying to create a new team project in TFS. TF218017: A SharePoint site could not be created for use as the team project portal. The following error occurred: Server was unable to process request. —–> The user does not exist…


Build and Deploy Azure Web Apps using Team Foundation Server/Services vNext Builds.

At Microsoft, we are constantly trying to improve the cloud services and integration to make it more productive and simple to accomplish complex tasks. Here’s a walkthrough on creating, publishing, building and deploying an Azure Web App using Visual Studio Team Services vNext builds. To keep this rudimentary, we will use the general template from…


vNext Build fails with error message ‘Cannot find solution’ because it does not exist.

Issue Recently we have seen some cases where a vNext build, when queued, would fail with a message like below: · Cannot find path ‘<build agent working folder>\<team project name>\path to solution> because it does not exist. ·        MSBUILD : error MSB1009: Project file does not exist. ·        Unexpected exit code received from msbuild.exe: 1…


TFS 2015 RTM, Update 1 : “TF14098: Access Denied: User needs Label permission(s) for .”

We’ve recently come across an issue with TFS 2015 RTM, where the CreateLabel() method would through an exception for one particular scenario. This was pointed out by one of our customers. We were able to get a part of his code that’s failing, private static void TFS_CreatelabelTest() {             TfsTeamProjectCollection tpc = TfsTeamProjectCollectionFactory.GetTeamProjectCollection(new Uri(“http://server:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection”));            …