TF400018: The local version table for local workspace <NAME> could not be opened. The workspace version table contains as unknown scheme version.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 28. July 2016 22:36

Exception:

TF400018: The local version table for local workspace <Box Name;User Name> could not be opened. The workspace version table contains as unknown scheme version.

Explanation:

This error may occur when the local workspace is corrupted

Workaround:

Delete or rename the local workspace cache folder at "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation"

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

How to make a valued field read only or non editable after the first save of a work item?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 21. June 2016 20:47

Explanation:

I got a requirement to add a custom field for initial estimate which is required and should be read only or non editable after creating the work item.

Solution:

Solution is to add a FROZEN rule along with REQUIRED rule as follow

<FIELD name="Inital Estimate" refname="Custom.InitalEstimate" type="Double" reportable="Measures">

   <HELPTEXT>Inital estimate for this task</HELPTEXT>

   <FROZEN />

   <REQUIRED />

</FIELD>

Rule:

FROZEN - Prevents users from changing the value of a field once it contains a value. As soon as a user saves the work item with a value in that field, the value can no longer be modified.

REQUIRED - Requires a user to specify a value for the field. Users cannot save a work item until they have assigned values to all required fields.

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Load Test Could not write to file on controller machine error 112

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 29. April 2016 06:37

Exception: 

Solution:

This error may occur when the Test Controller and Agents runs out disk space. Try to clean up the disk to gain free space or add extra space to the drive. 

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TFS | Web Performance & Load Tests | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

How to build Visual Studio 2012 later versions solution in TFS 2012 build environment?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 22. April 2016 09:07

Explanation:

You can build the Visual Studio 2012 later versions in TFS 2012 build environment by configurating the 'ToolPath' property in the TFS 2012 build xaml file.

Solution:

Open the TFS 2012 build xaml file with the same Visual Studio version (i.e VS 2012) to edit the 'ToolPath' property as below and save the xaml to build.

Visual Studio 2012 ToolPath

On 32-bit machines : C:\Program Files\MSBuild\12.0\bin
On 64-bit machines : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\12.0\bin

Visual Studio 2015 ToolPath
On 32-bit machines : C:\Program Files\MSBuild\14.0\bin
On 64-bit machines : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\14.0\bin

 

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Team Build | TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

How to create a report to review changesets that are checked in without work item association?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 26. February 2016 13:54

Solution:

You may query the TFS cube thru excel to pull the information. Select the fields and configure as shown in the below screenshot.

 

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

Meaning of AcceptYours,AcceptTheirs and AcceptMerge during merge conflicts

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. February 2016 09:13

Explanation:

AcceptYours - Local version is to be used for merge
AcceptTheirs - Server version is to be used for merge
AcceptMerge - Resolve conflict by doing manual merge

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

TF400917 : The current configuration is not valid for this feature.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 31. December 2015 09:09

Exception:

Explanation:

The “Bug on the Backlog” feature is invalid for the projects that uses scrum process template. Bugs have always been on the backlog for scrum teams. This feature will be enabled or valid only for the projects created using MSF Agile and MSF CMMI process templates.

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TFS | TFS 2013

How to remove lab management information from TFS?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 23. December 2015 22:08

Solution:

Execute the following SQL script on the Tfs_Configuration database to remove the SCVMM setting:

Update [Tfs_Configuration].dbo.tbl_RegistryItems set RegValue = ' ' where ChildItem like 'VmmServerName%'
Update [Tfs_Configuration].dbo.tbl_RegistryItems set RegValue = ' ' where ChildItem like 'DnsSuffix%'
Update [Tfs_Configuration].dbo.tbl_RegistryItems set RegValue = ' ' where ChildItem like 'IPBlock%'

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

TF208101: You cannot access the Analysis Services database because you have specified alternative credentials and you do not have permission on your computer to impersonate another user

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 16. December 2015 18:06

Exception:

TF208101: You cannot access the Analysis Services database because you have specified alternative credentials and you do not have permission on your computer to impersonate another user

Explanation:

The TF208101 error occur when trying to create Excel Reports from a TFS query using Visual Studio IDE

Solution:

  1. Right-click the visual Studio IDE icon or shortcut, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Export the work item query to excel.

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

Embedded images in HTML fields are missing in the Work Items

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 18. November 2015 10:00

Explanation:

The mentioned error occur when the TFS URL is not properly configured for client access.

You can figure out the invalid URL location of the image by right-click --> Properties on the image in the Work Item field 

Solution for Web Access client

  1. Log on to TFS app tier
  2. Open "TFS Administartion Console"
  3. Select "Application Tier" node
  4. Check whether the "Notification URL" in the "Application Tier Summary" is configured with FQDN.
  5. If not configure as expected, then configure the URL with FQDN by clicking on "Change URL" as follows 

Solution for Visual Studio IDE

  1. Close all Visual Studio IDE and IE instances
  2. Open IE.
  3. Add *.<your TFS domain>.com to the local intranet settings
  4. Open Visual Studio IDE to verify the missing image

 

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

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