TF14098: Access Denied User [Domain]\User needs Label permission(s) for $/Source

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. June 2013 20:33



The users should have project level permission to label any folders and files in version control using visual studio IDE. The error occurs when team project does not have project users/groups permissions set at project level but its set on folders.

Add the users/groups permission at project level.


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C# Code to get the Work Item URL

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. June 2013 16:48

var projectCollection = TfsTeamProjectCollectionFactory.GetTeamProjectCollection(new Uri(tfsURL + "/" + collectionName));
var myService = projectCollection.GetService<TswaClientHyperlinkService>();
string wiURL = myService.GetWorkItemEditorUrl(workItem.Id).ToString();

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(QTAgent32.exe, PID 6240, Thread 16) WebLoadTestAdapter: Shutting down test due to exception: The RunDuration for the active Load Test Run Settings is 0 seconds; it must be at least 1 second

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 1. June 2013 13:24


To change run settings

1.Open a load test.
2.Expand the Run Settings folder.
3.Choose a Run Settings node.
4.On the View menu, choose Properties Window.The Properties Window is displayed and the properties for the selected run setting are displayed.
5.Use the Properties Window to change the run settings. For example, change the run duration to 00:05:00 to run your test for five minutes.
6.When you are finished changing properties, save your load test. On the File menu, choose Save.



Web Performance & Load Tests

LoadTestAgentResultsLateException - Results from agent Test Agent were not received in time to be included in the overall results for a sampling interval

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 31. May 2013 13:10


Results from agent 'Test Agent' were not received in time to be included in the overall results for a sampling interval. To avoid this error, increase the sample rate, or decrease the load on this agent


Sample Rate property for the load test run setting based on the length of your load test.


To specify performance counter sampling rate in a run setting

1.Open a load test.The Load Test Editor appears. The load test tree is displayed.
2.In the load test tree, in the Run Settings folder, choose the run setting that you want to specify the sample rate for.
3.On the View menu, select Properties Window.The load run setting's categories and properties are displayed in the Properties window.
4.In the Sample Rate property, enter a time value that indicates the frequency at which the load test will collect performance counter data.
5.After you have finished changing the property, choose Save on the File menu. You can then run your load test using the new Sample Rate value.

Load Test Duration - Recommended Sample Rate
< 1 Hour - 5 seconds
1 - 8 Hours - 15 seconds
8 - 24 Hours - 30 seconds
> 24 Hours - 60 seconds

Reference -


Web Performance & Load Tests

Test Controllers TestRunStorage has filled up hard drive

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 31. May 2013 11:54


When a load test is executed from the local machine the assemblies required to run the test are copied to the controller. The files are copied to a directory on the controller in the following location Drive:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController.The Test results are copied to a directory on the controller in the following location Drive:\Users\<Account>\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\TestRunStorage.
Each deployment and TestRunStorage will have a further directory named with a unique GUID where the files are copied.

For example

Deployment folder location: C:\Users\[USER ACCOUNT]\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\[GUID]
TestRunStorage folder location : C:\Users\[USER ACCOUNT]\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\TestRunStorage\[GUID]


Delete the folders under C:\Users\[USER ACCOUNT]\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\. or a scheduled task to delete the folders periodically


Web Performance & Load Tests

Error occured running test. Exception of type "System.OutOfMemoryException" was thrown.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 15. May 2013 13:38




Web Performance & Load Tests

Could not access the load test results repository: The load test results repository is out of space. Allocate more space to the repository (if possible), or delete results of the older load test runs.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 8. May 2013 09:46


The load test rig database was configured on SQL Server 2008 express edition which can hold maximum database size of 4 gb


Note: Always test the blog script on your test environment before executing on production environment

This problem can be overcame by removing historical results

-- Start Script

-- This script deletes all load test run older than two weeks
-- To change the timeframe, change the number of days from 14 to the desired number
USE LoadTest
DECLARE @LoadTestRunId int
    SELECT LoadTestRunId FROM LoadTestRun WHERE datediff(dd, StartTime, getdate()) > 14
OPEN OldLoadTestsCursor
FETCH NEXT FROM OldLoadTestsCursor INTO @LoadTestRunId
    EXEC Prc_DeleteLoadTestRun @LoadTestRunId
    FETCH NEXT FROM OldLoadTestsCursor INTO @LoadTestRunId
CLOSE OldLoadTestsCursor
DEALLOCATE OldLoadTestsCursor

-- End Script

Script Reference :


Configure the rig to other editions of SQL server.



Web Performance & Load Tests

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

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


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


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\


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


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.


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


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


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"


TFS | SharePoint

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