An error occurred while initializing a build for build definition xxx: There is not enough space on the disk

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 23. February 2013 13:33

Soultion
Follow the below steps on the build agents
• Go to Start->Programs->Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010/ 2012 ->Team Foundation Administration Console
• Select a build agent and click Properties
• Change the working directory from to $(SystemDrive) to D:, E: etc depending upon the free disk drive

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

First step to recover from VS – TFS performance issues

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 6. February 2013 07:07

Explanation:

Perform the following cache clean steps when you see VS – TFS performance issues

Solution:

TFS client cache clean up steps:

  • Close all Visual Studio IDE instances
  • Close browser or excel instances connected to TFS  
  • For Windows XP, delete all content under:

                C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\

  • For Windows 7 or newer, delete all content under:

                C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\

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TFS | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

TF262600: This SharePoint site was created using a site definition that requires data from Team Foundation Server. However, the site is not currently associated with data for a team project

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 4. February 2013 14:55

Errors:

TF262600: This SharePoint site was created using a site definition that requires data from Team Foundation Server. However, the site is not currently associated with data for a team project. To ensure that this site functions correctly, you must configure a team project to refer data for that project to this site. For more information, see this topic on the Microsoft Web site: How to: Add a Team Project Portal.

This site doesn't have a default Team Project. You can explicitly select a specific Team Project.
This web part is not configured properly. Click here to configure web part in tool pane.

Explanation

This issue was caused by missing permissions for the [TEAM FOUNDATION]\SharePoint Web Application Services group to the team project. I get into the issue whenever I detach and attach the same collection (side by side) to different TFS App tiers for testing/R&D

Soultion

1) Add and grant READ permission for [TEAM FOUNDATION]\SharePoint Web Application Services group to the affected team projects.

2) use tfsredirect.aspx to refresh the cache

http://SharePointServer/sites/CollectionName/TeamProjectName/
_layouts/TfsRedirect.aspx?tf:type=webaccess&tf:test=1&tf:clearcache=1

Note : This page should not return any errors and the value for TeamFoundation.Temp.LastRefreshDate should include the current date.

3) Repair the connections between TFS and SP

  • Open the Team Foundation Server Administration Console
  • Expand the Application Tier in question (the one hosting the Team Project Collection and Team Project with the problem)
  • Highlight the SharePoint Web Applications node.
  • In the SharePoint Web Applications list, highlight the appropriate connection and then click "Repair Connection"

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TFS | SharePoint

TFS Date & Time field

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 3. February 2013 19:09

Explanation:

TFS store date & time as the UTC time in DB to work across the regions. Visual Studio will translate the date to the time zone of the client but Web Access follows the server time zone setting by default

 

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TFS

TFS Service account permissions on Database

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 2. February 2013 13:15

Explanation

TFS Service account requires the follwoing permissions on TFS - Share Point DBs

APP Database  Roles & Permissions
SQL Server System Master Public and TFSExecRole
TFS Configuration Public and TFSExecRole
TFS Collection Public, db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_owner and TFSExecRole
TFS Warehouse Public, TFSExecRole and TfsWarehouseDataReader
SharePoint Configuration Public and  db_owner

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

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