DevOps Technology Blog | TFS 2015

Link to set global build retention policy for TFS Build and Release

by XDK 23. July 2017 00:06

Links:

Team Services: https://<account>.visualstudio.com/_admin/_buildQueue

TFS 2017: http://<TFS Server>/tfs/<Collection Name>/_admin/_buildQueue

TFS 2015 Update 3: http://<TFS Server>:8080/tfs/<Collection Name>/_admin/_buildQueue

TFS 2015 RTM: http://<TFS Server>:8080/tfs/<Collection Name>/_admin/_buildQueue#_a=settings

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Team Foundation Server | TFS 2015 | TFS 2017 | VNext Builds | VNext Release

How to create personal access token (PAT) in TFS?

by XDK 15. March 2017 22:00

Solution:

  • Login to your Team Foundation Server web portal (https://<server Name>:8080/tfs/).
  • Navigate to home page -> profile -> security menu
  • Click on personal access token menu
  • Click on Add button
  • Enter the Description, Expires In (lifespan) and Accounts details for your token
  • Click on Create button

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TFS 2015 | TFS 2017

How to install Cross-Platform Command-Line Client for TFS on non windows box?

by XDK 20. November 2016 01:40

Explanation:

1. Download the latest Cross-Platform Command-Line Client from the below link

   https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47727

2. Unzip the archive file that contains the client.

3. Configure your shell or system path to include the folder to which you unzipped the archive.

vi ~/.bash_profile

export PATH=$PATH:<Path of the Command-Line client unzipped folder>

4. Save and exit        

5. Execute the below command

source ~/.bash_profile

tf eula -accept

6. At command prompt, type tf, and then press the ENTER key.

Optional:

7. Set the TF_AUTO_SAVE_CREDENTIALS environment variable to any value, such as "1" to save TFS credentials in the credentials cache. After you set the variable, you do not need to specify authentication information each time that you run a tf command.

8. execute the below command

vi ~/.bashrc 

9. Add the line

export TF_AUTO_SAVE_CREDENTIALS=1

10. Save and exit

11. Execute the below command

    source ~/.bashrc

tf get -login:<User name>,<Password>

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Team Foundation Server | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

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

by XDK 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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Team Foundation Server | 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 XDK 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 | Team Foundation Server | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

About the author

My name is Xavier Dilip Kumar Jayaraj having 13+ years of IT experience which includes solid experience and depth Knowledge in Application Life Cycle Management, Configuration Management, Implementation and Support using TFS on-premises and Azure DevOps. I have invested in gaining DevOps knowledege to expertise with Cloud Computing providers namely Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services in recent years. I am very positive to learn and adapt emerging technologies to client’s environment.

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