TF400898: An Internal Error Occured.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 16. April 2014 19:18

 

Server side exceptions:

System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: startIndex cannot be larger than length of string.

Parameter name: startIndex

   at System.String.InternalSubStringWithChecks(Int32 startIndex, Int32 length, Boolean fAlwaysCopy)

   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server.WebAccess.Routing.TfsRoute.GetRouteData(HttpContextBase httpContext)

   at System.Web.Routing.RouteCollection.GetRouteData(HttpContextBase httpContext)

   at System.Web.Routing.UrlRoutingModule.PostResolveRequestCache(HttpContextBase context)

   at System.Web.HttpApplication.SyncEventExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()

   at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously)

Explanation:

This error occurred while trying to access the TFS 2012 update 3 server team project website for viewing boards or creating PBIs, bugs and other work items. The error can be reproduced by clicking back and forth a few times between the home page and CODE, WORK, TEST, etc. The issue was specific to one specific collection in the server. 

Fix:

One of the team project's shared query with wrong condition clause was trying to load 73000+ WIs which was pinned to the Team Favorites in the home page causing the issue. The issue was resolved after correcting the query.

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TFS | TFS 2012

Work item history display revision change even though no field values were updated

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 15. April 2014 13:36

Impact:

  1. History displays all changes to Rev field through service account when iteration path nodes are modified
  2. Changed date and Changed by field values are updated automatically

Reason:

This issue occur when we rename, move, or make any changes to the iteration path nodes in TFS web portal settings.

More Details

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TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

After applying update 2, not able to connect to TFS 2013 server with Urban Turtle 4.16 installed

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 15. April 2014 06:20

Exceptions:

Client exception: TF31002 : Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server

Server exception:  Could not load type 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server.WebAccess.Routing.SupportedRouteAreaAttribute' from assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server.WebAccess, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.

Explanation:

Looks like there are compatibility issues with Urban Turtle 4.16 or earlier with TFS 2013 Update 2. You will see the above exceptions, as soon as you apply update 2 on TFS 2013 server with Urban Turtle 4.16 installed.

Solution:

You need to uninstall Urban Turtle 4.16 or earlier and install Urban Turtle 4.16.1. You will end up with the following error while uninstalling Urban Turtle 4.16 after applying Update 2. 

Urban Turtle 4.16 is not compatible with this version of Team Foundation Server 2013. Please make sure that you are running Team Foundation Server 2013 (RTM, build 21005.01) or download a compatible version from our website.

Workaround to uninstall Urban Turtle 4.16 or earlier: 

1. Use TFSServiceControl quiesce command to ensure that all necessary operations, services, and application pools are stopped for maintenance tasks

  • TFSServiceControl quiesce

2.Launch the Registry Editor (c:\windows\regedit.exe)

2.Navigate to key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TeamFoundationServer\12.0'

3.Double-click on the 'BuildNumber' entry

4.Change the value to 21005.01

5.Uninstall Urban Turtle 4.16

6.Restore the value of 'BuildNumber' back to '30324.00'

7. Use TFSServiceControl unquiesce command to start all necessary operations, services, and application pools for TFS

  • TFSServiceControl unquiesce 

8.Install Urban Turtle 4.16.1

Reference

 

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TFS 2013

Build.targets (19): TF10131: The shelveset name _Build_XXXXX?queueId=XXXX contains more than 64 characters, contains one of the following characters: "/:<>\|*?; or ends with a space. Type a valid name and try again. Build.targets (19): The "Get" task failed unexpectedly.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 14. April 2014 11:41

Explanation:

This error occurs when attempting a gated checkin following environment:

* TFS 2012 Update 3 or earlier updates application server

* TFS 2010 SP1 Build Server

* "UpgradeTemplate.xaml" used for build process

Solution:

This is a known issue that has been fixed with TFS 2012 Update 4

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

How to install TFS update on TFS Servers?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 9. April 2014 20:32

STEPS:

1. Log on to your TFS App tier

Note : Make sure you had backed up all databases related to TFS before installing the update

2. Use TFSServiceControl quiesce command to ensure that all necessary operations, services, and application pools are stopped for maintenance tasks

  • TFSServiceControl quiesce

3. Install the update.

4. Run the TFS Admin console tool to configure the TFS App Tier for installed update.

5. Use TFSServiceControl unquiesce command to start all necessary operations, services, and application pools for TFS

  • TFSServiceControl unquiesce 

If you have multiple app tier(s), proceed with step 1 to 3 on each app tier one by one first and then proceed with step 4 and 5 on each app tier one by one.

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TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

"Microsoft Root Certificate Authority 2010 or 2011 is missing and can cause installation failures for some signed packages. For more info, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931125."

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 25. March 2014 12:24

Explanation:

VS 2012 update 3 failed to install on Windows 7 64 bit OS due to Microsoft Root Certificates

Exception: 

"Microsoft Root Certificate Authority 2010 or 2011 is missing and can cause installation failures for some signed packages.  For more info, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931125."

Solution:

Note: You may see "Update for Root Certificates For Windows XP" in the site page. But the executable work on win 7 and also fix the issue.

  • Try to install VS 2013 Update 3 again.

 

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Visual Studio 2012

Could not connect to TFS server within Eclipse plugin from linux OS

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 25. March 2014 07:35

Explanation:

TFS user was not able to connect to TFS through Eclipse plugin from linux box. TFS connection hangs forever. When I tried to debug, I found the user was not able connect to intranet\internet within Eclipse IDE.

Solution:

Enabled the proxy settings in the Eclipse IDE. Following are the steps

1. Open Eclipse

2. Go to "Windows" --> " Preferences" menu

3. Expand "general"

4. Select  "Network Connections"

5. Select "Active Provider" as manual

6. Select " HTTP " --> click "Edit"  --> Enter Host as "Your proxy server" and port as "Your proxy server port (usually 80)" --> click "ok" --> click "ok" --> click "apply"

7. Restart "Eclipse"

8. Try connecting to TFS Server.

 

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

How to enable the TFS add-in for excel?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. March 2014 11:33

Solution:

  • Open Excel
  • Click on “File” --> “Option” menu
  • Click on “Add-Ins”
  • Search for “Team Foundation Add-in”
  • If you see “Team Foundation Add-in” under “Disabled Application Add-in”
  • Select “Disabled Items” and click “Go” button  
  •  
  • Select “Team Foundation Add-in” and click “Enable”
  •  
  • Close and reopen excel

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TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

How to enable trace logs in the build environment?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. March 2014 11:19

Explanation:

Following are the steps to enable trace logs in the build environment

1. On the Build machine (both controller and agent) ,  copy the attached .config file (TFSBuildServiceHost exe.config (2.25 kb)) to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Tools.

2. Create a new directory named c:\logs and ensure that the account under which the service Visual Studio Team Foundation Build Service Host has write permission on c:\logs.

3. Restart the build controller/agent service (net stop tfsbuildservicehost & net start tfsbuildservicehost).

4. Trace log will be generated under c:\logs

Steps to enable log in the windows event viewer 

1. On the Build machine, go to Event Viewer and navigate to the following path:

  • Application and Services Logs\Microsoft\Team-Foundation-Server\Build-Services.

 2. We want a detailed level tracing:

  • Go to the ‘View’ menu and select ‘Show Analytic and Debug Logs’. Once you do that there will be 2 channels available under this event source, Operational and Analytic

** The operational log is always on and provides high-level auditing of failures and events, while the Analytic log is off by default and provides very detailed information about activities in the build machine.

 

** You can enable the Analytic log, by right click and select Enable Log.


 

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Team Build | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

Virtual Drives created using "subst" command not available in Windows Explorer

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 11. March 2014 14:04

Workaround:

Execute the "subst" command with no administrator privileges.

subst Z: "C:\Folder 1"

Now you should see the virtual drive in the windows explorer

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