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

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

Unable to use or share the workspace created using Visual Studio 2012 or higher versions in Visual Studio 2010.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 5. February 2016 11:57

Explanation:

Visual Studio 2010 can't use the local workspaces created using Visual Studio 2012 or higher versions. The local workspace feature was introduced starting Visual Studio 2012.

Solution:

Create the workspace using Visual Studio 2010 to share or use the same workspace across Visual Studio 2010 and higher versions.

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TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015 | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013 | Visual Studio 2015

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

TFS Server Firewall Rules Requirements

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 8. October 2015 20:18

Details:

Source
Destination Protocol Name Protocol Type Default Ports
Client Environment        
Team Foundation Server Client TFS App Tier(s) or Load balanced HTTP / HTTPS TCP 8080 / 443
Team Foundation Server Client TFS Proxy HTTP TCP 8081
TFS Proxy TFS App Tier(s) or Load balanced HTTP / HTTPS TCP 8080 / 443
Build Environment        
Build Controller TFS App Tier(s) or Load balanced HTTP / HTTPS TCP 8080 / 443
Build Agent TFS App Tier(s) or Load balanced HTTP / HTTPS TCP 8080 / 443
Build Controller Build Agent SOAP over HTTP TCP 9191
Build Agent Build Controller SOAP over HTTP TCP 9191
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced Build Agent SOAP over HTTP TCP 9191
Test Environment        
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced Test Controller .NET Remoting TCP 6901
Test Controller TFS App Tier(s) or Load balanced HTTP / HTTPS TCP 8080 / 443
Test Controller Test Agent .NET Remoting TCP 6910
Test Agent Test Controller .NET Remoting TCP 6901
Data Tier, TFS warehouse , SSAS & SSRS
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced Data Tier(s) or Cluster MS-SQL TCP 1433
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced TFS Warehouse SQL Server MS-SQL TCP 1433
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced Data Tier(s) or Cluster MS-SQL TCP 1433
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced Reporting Services HTTP TCP 80
Team Foundation Server Client Reporting Services HTTP TCP 80
Data Tier(s) / Cluster Analysis Services MS-AS TCP 2382 or 2383
Collaboration Environment        
TFS App Tier(s) / Load balanced SharePoint Server HTTP TCP 80 / 17012
SharePoint Server Data Tier(s) or Cluster MS-SQL TCP 1433
Team Foundation Server Client Share Point Portal HTTP TCP 80

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TFS | TFS 2015

Can TFS service account be non interactive?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 8. October 2015 19:34

Explanation:

Yes. The TFS service account can be non interactive. But the account which is used to install and configure should be interactive and should have the following permissions.

  • Local admin on the TFS Server
  • SysAdmin on SQL Server

The interactive admin account used to install and configure the TFS will grant the necessary permissions to the non interactive Service account

 

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | 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

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