How to perform an in-place upgrade from SQL Express to SQL Server other editions?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 17. July 2015 09:28

Solution:

1. Open Command prompt with "Run as Administrator" permission

2. Change directory to your SQL server setup/install folder

3. Execute the follwoing command

setup /ACTION=editionupgrade /INSTANCENAME=SQLEXPRESS /PID=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

  • INSTANCENAME - Existing SQL EXPRESS instance you want to upgrade
  • PID - Product Key

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TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 14. May 2015 06:52
Explanation:
Ensure the proxy settings are set correct. You may face TFS connection issues when the proxy settings 
have changed or are incorrect.

Note: The .NET and Visual Studio use the proxy settings from Internet Explorer 

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

TF400167 : Installation failed for the package (tfs_sharePointExtensionsCoreRes_X64) with thw follwoing status 0x80070652, restart state 00x0

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 12. May 2015 07:24
Exception:
TF400167 : Installation failed for the package (tfs_sharePointExtensionsCoreRes_X64)
with thw follwoing status 0x80070652, restart state 00x0.
Error : Installation failed.
Check individual package installation errors for more information. 

Explanation:

The above exception occurred while installing or upgrading the build environment to TFS 2013 update 4. 

Workaround:

Delete the folders and files under "C:\program Data\Package cache" directory and start the install again.

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Team Build | TFS | TFS 2013

Some of the reviewers don't have permssion to some of the files to review. Do you want to submit the code review anyway?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 6. May 2015 13:35

Exception:

Explanation:

The above warning message is reproducible when the users have duplicate display names in Tfs_Configuration’s identity table.

Workaround:

Change the display name in TFS profile.

1. Navigate to Web Access and load a Team Project that has the Display Name you want to change.

2. Navigate to the Administration page by selecting Administer Settings option on the top right hand corner of the Web Access page.

3. Click on the drop down arrow next to your name

4. Select "USER PROFILE"

5. Click Edit to modify your Display Name.

6. Click "Save changes" button.

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

Area or Iteration path created in the project is not reflected in the TFS cube/SSAS

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 28. April 2015 18:11

Explanation: 

TFS cube gets refreshed 2 hours once. You should have at least  one work item assigned to the specific area or iteration path to get reflected in the cube or available in the report.

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TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

Frequently getting connection error message in the build notifications

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 23. April 2015 09:42

Error Message:

"Connection to the Team Foundation server http://servername:8080/tfs/defaultcollection has been restored." 

Solution:

  • Open build notifications options window
  • Deselect the build definitions that have been deleted
  • Close the options window
  • Open build notifications options window again
  • Make sure that the deselected build definitions are disappeared from the list of build definition in build notification tool.

Build notification tool does not remove the deleted build definition automatically.

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Team Build | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

How to update TFS workspace after computer name changes?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 13. March 2015 12:17

Explanation:

You will not be able to work on your existing workspace, if your computer name is changed. You may get error messages while you try accessing the source repository.

Solution:

1. Open Visual Studio command console and execute the below command

tf workspaces /updateComputerName:<OldComputerName> /s:<ServerName>

2. Install Team Foundation Sidekicks.

  • Open the workspace Sidekick
  • click Search
  • Select your workspace from the list.
  • Click the blue computer icon to Update Workspace Computer Name

  

 

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TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

There was a problem importing the global list: TF26204: The account you entered is not recognized.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 11. March 2015 14:09

Exception:

There was a problem importing the global list: TF26204: The account you entered is not recognized.

 

Explanation:

You will get the above exception while trying to import a global list file with the items in the list contain backslash

Workaround:

Replace the backslash with forwardslash and import the global list file

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

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

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