Test agent configuration tool is crashing during the configuration

Background: We were configuring test controller and test agent on same machine for the automated test execution. However the test agent configuration tool was crashing during the configuration. We were logged in to machine using the test controller service account. We verified that the service account is admin on test controller and test agent (both…


Reference missing errors when building coded UI projects with automation on VS 2013 for TFS 2012.

We had an interesting scenario where a customer was using automation with the coded UI projects they had. The customer was using the name space (System.Windows.Automation) for getting the classes like PropertyCondition and AutomationElement to solve his UI automation problems. What was weird in the customer’s case was that customer was using VS 2013 as…


Migrating Team Foundation Server Databases

This article will be helpful if you are planning to move the databases used by your TFS deployment, to a new hardware. The databases to be migrated will depend on your deployment of TFS, and the components for which you choose to move the databases. This may include: TFS Databases Ø Configuration database (Tfs_Configuration) Ø…


How to upgrade Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Trial edition to Full edition

Note: The following article is only applicable to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 edition as the future release upgrade experience might be different. In this article will talk about how to upgrade from Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Trial or RC edition to Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 RTM or Release Management…


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…