Unable to read data from the transport connection: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 26. February 2015 11:29

Exception:

Unable to read data from the transport connection: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond

Explanation:

The above exception pops up when doing a Get operation on a specific file in the build environment.

WorkAround:

Perform the following steps on your build agent by opening the Team Explorer\Visual Studio IDE.

 

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Team Build | TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from the server

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 13. February 2015 07:59

Exception:

Exception Message: TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from the server.

Technical information (for administrator):

  Unable to connect to the remote server (type TeamFoundationServiceUnavailableException)

Exception Data Dictionary: 

AgentExecution = False

Work Around:

Perform the following steps on Build controller & agent

1. Clean user cache

  • To clear the TFS client cache, delete all the contents under “C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\”

2. Reboot

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Team Build | TFS 2013

error MSB4016: The build stopped unexpectedly because the "WorkflowCentralLogger" logger failed unexpectedly during initialization

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 13. February 2015 07:46

Exception:

MSBUILD : error MSB4016: The build stopped unexpectedly because the "WorkflowCentralLogger" logger failed unexpectedly during initialization. TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from server <TFS Server>.Technical information (for administrator):The proxy name could not be resolved: <Proxy Server>

Work Around:

Perform the following steps on Build controller & agent

1. Clean user cache

  • To clear the TFS client cache, delete all the contents under “C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\”

2. Reboot

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Team Build | TFS 2013

Editing work item description in Excel would show the following warning and the description would lose all its formatting.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 12. February 2015 08:03

Warning 

Explanation:

Team Foundation Server doesn't allow editing the actual HTML out of the fields. The text typed in Excel would be published without any of its HTML tags and that is the reason that it lost its formatting.

Following link has the reason why Microsoft wouldn't allow HTML editing

http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2680660-add-html-field-editing-to-excel-for-work-items

 

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TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

User cannot upload the .SWF file in Share Point 2010

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 4. February 2015 12:27

Exception:

"Error: Access Denied" appears. User cannot upload the .SWF file". 

Explanation:

Users with contributor permissions are prevented from uploading files with extensions ASPX,MASTER,XAP,SWF,JAR,ASMX,ASCX,XSN and XSF

Solution:

1. Provide "design" permission to the users trying to upload the restricted extensions
2. These restricted extensions are listed in the WebFileExtensions property of the WebApplication. The WebFileExtensions property can be programatically edited as follows

  PowerShell script to list the WebFileExtensions property            

$WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication https://<SharePoint Site Collection URL>/
$Extensions = $WebApp.WebFileExtensions
$Extensions | ForEach-Object {Write-Host $_}

PowerShell script to remove the .swf restriction from the WebFileExtensions property
$WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://<SharePoint Site Collection URL>/
$Extensions = $WebApp.WebFileExtensions $Ext = $Extensions.Remove("swf") $WebApp.Update()
 

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How to receive the TFS alerts via a text message?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 4. February 2015 09:20

Solution:

Following are the steps to configure TFS alerts via a text message

1.Open team project alerts page : 
http://<TFS SERVER>:8080/tfs/<COLLECTION NAME>/<PROJECT NAME>/_admin/_alerts
2.Enter cell phone number @ your carrier’s email in "send to" field to the existing or new alerts.
Send To: T-MobileNumber@
tmomail.net
Carrier Email to SMS gateway
  Alltel : Your Mobile Number@message.alltel.com
  AT&T : Your Mobile Number@txt.att.net
  Boost Mobile : Your Mobile Number@myboostmobile.com
  Sprint : Your Mobile Number@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  T-Mobile : Your Mobile Number@tmomail.net
  US Cellular : Your Mobile Number@email.uscc.net
  Verizon : Your Mobile Number@vtext.com
  Virgin Mobile : Your Mobile Number@vmobl.com

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TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

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My name is Xavier Dilip Kumar Jayaraj and I am a Software Configuration Management Engineer with a background in application development, Build & packaging using Install Shield.

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