Upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017.

This article aims to expand on the Upgrade overview and give a step by step walk-through of the upgrade to TFS 2017.There are some minor changes in the upgrade process that attempts to simplifies it. Upgrade Source Minimum Requirement: Your TFS databases must be at least at the TFS 2012 RTM level to jump to…


Upgrading Release Management 2013 to 2015 in-place.

Upgrading Release Management is a fairly simple process, and the upgrade from 2013 to 2015 follows the same steps as updating Release Management 2013 to the latest 2013.4 Version. We wanted to provide a short walkthrough with Screenshots for reference. Permission Requirements: The account running the upgrade must be – Local Admin on the Release…


Prepare for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Upgrade

This article brings together a checklist to be considered, if you are planning to upgrade your existing TFS environment to Team Foundation Server 2015. I have also included some articles which talks about the new features and compatibility with different client / server components. What is New in TFS 2015 Team Foundation Server 2015 introduces…


Migration Upgrade from TFS 2012 to TFS 2013 (With Reporting and SharePoint)

This blog gives you the step by step actions required for the Migration upgrade from Team Foundation Server 2012 to 2013. > Prerequisites: (IMPORTANT) Make sure you have appropriate accounts with permissions for SQL, SharePoint, TFS and Machine level Admin privileges on both the servers. You must be an Administrator on the Server. The Account…


In-place upgrade from TFS 2012 to TFS 2013

This blog is a step by step guide on upgrading your TFS 2012 server(RTM or any update) to TFS 2013. > Firstly, review the requirements listed below before you start the upgrade process. The pre requisites and requirements for TFS 2013 are: Hardware requirements – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd578592.aspx SQL requirements – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd631889.aspx SharePoint requirements – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/hh667648.aspx >…


TFS 2013 Upgrade options

The new version of TFS 2013 has been launched. Here is a blog which gives various ways in which you can upgrade your existing TFS environment. We have a clear explanation of various upgrade paths. Below are the process for all the versions – TFS 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012. TFS 2005/TFS 2005 SP1 to…


Enabling Team Foundation Server 2010 styled features on TFS 2008/2005 upgraded projects

Many people have asked on How-To enable TFS 2010 style feature on the upgraded projects. Please visit following articles from Lakhminder which explains the process   TFS 2010: Enable Test Case Management for upgraded Team Projects http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lakhminder/archive/2010/09/30/tfs-2010-enable-test-case-management-for-upgraded-team-projects.aspx   Create TFS 2010 Reports for upgraded Team projects. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lakhminder/archive/2010/09/30/create-tfs-2010-reports-for-upgraded-team-projects.aspx     Enable TFS 2010 Style dashboard and…


TFS 2010: In-Place upgrade of TFS 2005 to TFS 2010

Upgrade: TFS 2005 to TFS 2010 This document details step by step procedure to upgrade a TFS 2005 single server instance to a TFS 2010 (RC) single server instance with Reports and SharePoint. Environment details: TFS 2005 environment (Source server) Windows 2003 SP2, TFS 2005 with SP1, SQL 2005 RTM or later, WSS 2.0 SP2…

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TFS installation and Error 32000

With Team Foundation Server 2005 and 2008 installations, we come across a good number of generic errors. One such error is “Error 32000”. Here is a list of errors and the solutions that might help you. Note: before trying the solutions given below, carefully look at the exception that you get and compare it with…

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TFS 2008: Error 32000 while upgrading TFS from 2005 to 2008+SP1

While upgrading Team Foundation Server from 2005 to 2008 with Slipstreamed SP1 you might experiance an error: Error 32000.The Commandline ‘”Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\Tools\TfsDb.exe” upgrade /server:”SERVER” /property:”TFS_SERVICE_ACCOUNT=SERVER\TFSSERVICE;TFS_REPORTING_ACCOUNT=SERVER\TFSREPORTS;LCID=1033;VSTF_AS_INSTANCE=SERVER;VSTF_AS_DATABASE=TFSWarehouse” /showui:196682’ returned non-zero value: 100. Cause The TFSWarehouse binaries inside the SQL OLAP data folders got corrupt. Log snippet: Upgrading the Warehouse Database (TfsWarehouse)…

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