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

How do I associate work item with check-in using TF.exe command line utility?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 22. October 2015 13:25

Explanation:

You cannot associate work item with the check-in using tf.exe command line utility from Visual Studio command tools.

Workaround:

You can use the tf.exe from Team Explorer Everywhere to associate work item with the check-in.

tf checkin ItemSpec -associate:WorkItemIds

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | 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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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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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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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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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

How to receive the TFS alerts via a text message?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 4. February 2015 09:20

Solution:

Following are the steps to configure TFS alerts via a text message

1.Open team project alerts page : 
http://<TFS SERVER>:8080/tfs/<COLLECTION NAME>/<PROJECT NAME>/_admin/_alerts
2.Enter cell phone number @ your carrier’s email in "send to" field to the existing or new alerts.
Send To: T-MobileNumber@
tmomail.net
Carrier Email to SMS gateway
  Alltel : Your Mobile Number@message.alltel.com
  AT&T : Your Mobile Number@txt.att.net
  Boost Mobile : Your Mobile Number@myboostmobile.com
  Sprint : Your Mobile Number@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  T-Mobile : Your Mobile Number@tmomail.net
  US Cellular : Your Mobile Number@email.uscc.net
  Verizon : Your Mobile Number@vtext.com
  Virgin Mobile : Your Mobile Number@vmobl.com

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