An error occurred while initializing a build for build definition xxx: There is not enough space on the disk

by XDK 23. February 2013 13:33

Soultion
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 Service account permissions on Database

by XDK 2. February 2013 13:15

Explanation

TFS Service account requires the follwoing permissions on TFS - Share Point DBs

APP Database  Roles & Permissions
SQL Server System Master Public and TFSExecRole
TFS Configuration Public and TFSExecRole
TFS Collection Public, db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_owner and TFSExecRole
TFS Warehouse Public, TFSExecRole and TfsWarehouseDataReader
SharePoint Configuration Public and  db_owner

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TF26179 – Field Type 'TreePath' can be used only with System.AreaPath & System.IterationPath – not with custom fields

by XDK 25. January 2013 14:20

The treepath field type supports only system.areapath and system.iterationpath and cannot be used for the custom fields. It’s a limitation

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TF10152: The item $/ must remain locked because its file type prevents multiple check-outs.

by XDK 24. January 2013 10:34

Explanation

Any time a pending change is made to an item, the file types list is checked to see if the extension requires automatic locking at checkout. The idea behind automatic locking is that some file types (images, for example) are hard to merge, and that it may be beneficial to keep two people from working on the same item at the same time.

Workaround

The list of file extensions is configurable through the Team Explorer by right-clicking the root (server) node and selecting Team Foundation Server Settings → Source Control File Types.

 

 

 

To disable automatic locking by file type, you can find the file extension you're interested in, click Edit... and check the box for "Enable file merging and multiple checkout."

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Access Denied: User xxx needs Checkin, CheckinOther permission(s)

by XDK 1. January 2013 13:12

Explanation
The reason is that the build agent account doesn't have permission on your source tree to checkin other user's changes

Solution
You need to right click on the source tee in Source Control Explorer. Then click Properties and go to Security tab. You can then select the corresponding user of group and check the Allow checkbox for Check in other user’s changes.

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