Fix for error in upd_online_VersionControlDev11CTP3_CodeChurn.sql

If you upgrade your TFS 2010 server to TFS 2015.2 and have Reporting Services enabled, you may discover the following error in your event log after the upgrade: TF400797: Job extension had an unhandled error: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Server.SqlScriptException: 1 error(s) occurred while executing upd_online_VersionControlDev11CTP3_CodeChurn.sql script. Failed batch starts on line: 1. Error: 206, Level: 16, State: 2,…


What are my Version Control permissions on Visual Studio Online?

I want to shed some light on how to figure out what your Version Control permissions are in your Visual Studio Online account.   Some customers have sent us questions like “I can create a team project, but when I try to check-in a file to that project, I get a permission denied error.  Why is…

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TFS 2013 RC Scheduled Backups fail with Could not find stored procedure ‘prc_SetTransactionMark’

There is a bug in the TFS 2013 RC Scheduled Backups when TFS is configured to use Reporting Services.  The backup jobs will fail when trying to synchronize backups across the TFS databases.  The issue manifests with this error message when the backup jobs run: [8/26/2013 1:04:31PM] [Info] Marking TFS databases [8/26/2013 1:04:31PM] [Info] Executing…


TFS 2012 Scheduled Backups Wizard fails with ‘Permissions at the server scope can only be granted when the current database is master’

A customer reported an issue today he encountered while trying to configure the TFS 2012 Scheduled Backups Wizard.  During the validation checks he hit this error: Permissions at the server scope can only be granted when the current database is master This is a bug in the Scheduled Backups wizard in TFS 2012 (QU2 and…


Uninstalling .NET 4.0 Beta2 causes IISRESET to fail

If you are upgrading from TFS 2010 Beta2 and upgrade inplace to TFS 2010 RC or RTM, you may notice after upgrade a warning that IISRESET failed.  The warning instructs you to run it manually.  Running it manually results in the same error: The system cannot find the file specified. (2147942402, 80070002) IISRESET failing is not…


Upgrading TFS 2010 and hit error TF246062: Two or more databases are in conflict

If you are using TFS2010 Beta2 or RC and used different formats to identify your SQL Database instances ie (localhost, ., servername, servername.company.com, IP address) when creating your project collection databases, you may hit one of the following errors during the readiness checks of the TFS 2010 RTM Upgrade Wizard.  TF246062: Two or more databases are…


Moving TFS 2010 Collections during Upgrade to RTM

(Note: Please download the latest Installation Guide for Team Foundation and read the Upgrade sections for details on types of upgrades and steps to perform an upgrade to TFS 2010) TFS 2010 provides a lot of flexibility in how you manage your collections.  You can have multiple collections and easily move them from one SQL instance to…


Simple steps to upgrade TFS 2010 Beta2 to RTM

(Note: Please download the latest Installation Guide for Team Foundation and read the Upgrade sections for details on types of upgrades and steps to perform an upgrade to TFS 2010) Here are the steps to upgrade to TFS 2010 RTM: 1. Backup your databases!  This is a best practice just in case something goes wrong. 2. Uninstall…


TFS 2010 Upgrade time estimates

Obviously upgrade times are heavily dependent on database size and data tier performance.  Here are some examples of upgrades I have run.   Upgrade from TFS 2008 600GB databases on high-end physical AT and physical DT: 8 hours Upgrade from TFS 2008 250GB databases on moderate DT with external USB hard drive and AT VM:…