XML parsing : illegal xml character migration error

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 15. March 2016 13:09


Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Migration.Toolkit.ErrorManagement.MissingErrorRouterException: Runtime error does not meet the error routine policy and there is no conflict manager to log a conflict. ---> System.Data.UpdateException: An error occurred while updating the entries. See the InnerException for details. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: XML parsing: line 1, character 78999, illegal xml character


This error might occur when stacktraces are pasted directly into the HTML fields in the work item. In my case, the stacktraces with illegal characters were in Repro Steps field.


I ignored the work items which were causing the failure using the below clause in the migration query.

And processed the ignored work items manually.



An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 15. March 2016 09:50


An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database. For more information about this error navigate to the report server on the local server machine, or enable remote errors


Changing the data files 'auto growth' property from restricted to unrestricted resolved the issue.

  • Connected to the database server thru Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Right click on the database
  • Select properties
  • Select files
  • Click on ellipses buttons
  • Select "unrestricted File Growth"
  • Click OK



SQL Server | SQL Analysis Services | SQL Reporting Services

The updated arguments of a build process template not getting refreshed in the process section of a build definition

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 2. March 2016 18:53


  • Delete the registered build process template in the collection database

          use <Collection database>;
          delete from tbl_BuildProcessTemplate where ProcessTemplateID = 'updated Process Template ID';

  • Create the build definition again


TFS | TFS 2012

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