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

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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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TFS | TFS 2015 | TFS 2017 | VNext Builds | VNext Release

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

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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 Xavier Dilip Kumar 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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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013 | TFS 2015

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

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

MIssing "Find by Status" and "Find by Wildcard" in Source Control Explorer

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 11. January 2016 12:49

Solution:

"Find by Status" and "Find by Wildcard" plug-ins are from TFS power tools. You need to install TFS power tools to gain access to "Find by Status" and "Find by Wildcard" menus.

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TFS | 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

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