Build.targets (19): TF10131: The shelveset name _Build_XXXXX?queueId=XXXX contains more than 64 characters, contains one of the following characters: "/:<>\|*?; or ends with a space. Type a valid name and try again. Build.targets (19): The "Get" task failed unexpectedly.

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 14. April 2014 11:41

Explanation:

This error occurs when attempting a gated checkin following environment:

* TFS 2012 Update 3 or earlier updates application server

* TFS 2010 SP1 Build Server

* "UpgradeTemplate.xaml" used for build process

Solution:

This is a known issue that has been fixed with TFS 2012 Update 4

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

Could not connect to TFS server within Eclipse plugin from linux OS

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 25. March 2014 07:35

Explanation:

TFS user was not able to connect to TFS through Eclipse plugin from linux box. TFS connection hangs forever. When I tried to debug, I found the user was not able connect to intranet\internet within Eclipse IDE.

Solution:

Enabled the proxy settings in the Eclipse IDE. Following are the steps

1. Open Eclipse

2. Go to "Windows" --> " Preferences" menu

3. Expand "general"

4. Select  "Network Connections"

5. Select "Active Provider" as manual

6. Select " HTTP " --> click "Edit"  --> Enter Host as "Your proxy server" and port as "Your proxy server port (usually 80)" --> click "ok" --> click "ok" --> click "apply"

7. Restart "Eclipse"

8. Try connecting to TFS Server.

 

Tags:

TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

TFS Install and Configuration Requirements

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 5. February 2014 09:59
TFS Server install requirements TFS 2012 TFS 2013 TCP Ports  Accounts
Server Operating System          
Versions        
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter) Yes No    
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter) Yes Yes    
Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter) Yes Yes    
Windows Small Business Server 2011 (Essentials, Standard, Premium Add-On) Yes Yes    
Windows Home Server 2011 Yes No    
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter) No Yes    
Default Ports        
Team Foundation Server     8080  
Team Foundation Server Proxy     8081  
Service accounts        
TFS        TFSSERVICE
TFS Proxy        TFSPROXY
SQL Server          
Versions        
SQL Server 2008 R2 (Express, Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition) Yes No    
SQL Server 2012 (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition) Yes No    
SQL Server 2012 SP1 Yes Yes    
Features & configuration        
SQL Core        
Database Engine Services Yes Yes    
Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search Yes Yes    
Reporting        
Reporting Services – Native Yes Yes    
Analysis Services Yes Yes    
Collation settings        
Must be accent sensitive Yes Yes    
Must not be case sensitive Yes Yes    
Must not be Binary Yes Yes    
Must not be Binary - code point Yes Yes    
Authentication        
Windows authentication Yes Yes    
Service accounts        
SQL Server        SQLSERVICE
SSRS        TFSREPORTS
Default Ports        
SQL Service (Database Engine)     1433  
SQL Browser Service (Database Engine)     1434  
SQL Server Analysis Services Redirector      2382  
SQL Server Analysis Services     2383  
SQL Server Reporting Services     80  
SharePoint        
Versions        
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) Yes No    
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) Yes No    
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) Yes Yes    
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) Yes Yes    
Microsoft SharePoint 2013 (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) Yes Yes    
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2013 (Foundation, Standard, Enterprise) Yes Yes    
Default Ports        
Default website     80  
SharePoint Central Administration     17012  
Service accounts        
SharePoint Products        WSSSERVICE
Team Build OS         
Versions        
Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter) Yes No    
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter) Yes Yes    
Windows Small Business Server 2011, with latest SP Yes Yes    
Windows Server 2012 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter) Yes Yes    
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter) Yes Yes    
Windows 7 32-/64-bit (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate), with latest SP Yes Yes    
Windows 8 32-/64-bit (Basic, Pro, Enterprise) Yes Yes    
Windows 8.1 (Basic, Pro, Enterprise) Yes Yes    
Default Ports        
Build     80  
Service accounts        TFSBUILD
Team Foundation Build      9191  
Project Server        
Versions        
Project Server 2007 Yes No    
Project Server 2010 Yes Yes    
Project Server 2013 Yes Yes    

 Reference : 

 

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TFS | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

Load Test: The test has not started yet

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 4. February 2014 14:06

Exception:

"The test has not started yet"

Explanation:

The test run result window just lists the name of the machine from which it ran, but it never opens the results and also Test run state remains pending. After I double click on the machine test item it just says "The Test has not started yet". Not able to view the result online during load test execution time. 

 

Solution:

The VS 2010 client version which I used to execute the load was SP1. But the test rig environment version was only VS 2010 RTM. 

1. Installed the SP1 on test controller and agents

2. Reconfigured the agents to controller again.

Tags:

TFS | TFS 2010 | Web Performance & Load Tests

Clearing the default credentials cache for connecting to a Team Foundation Server

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 8. January 2014 12:08

Explanation:

Visual Studio/Team Explorer/MTM remembers your last credentials, So that you need not enter the login credentials everytime you connect to TFS. This will be a problem when you try to login as a different user.

Solution:

Perform the following steps to clear the credentials cache

  • Goto windows control panel --> "User Accounts" --> "Manage your credentials" 
  • Search for your TFS url in the list --> Expand the TFS url credentials in the list
  • click "Remove from vault" button 

  

Tags:

TFS

How to query build controller and agent details in a collection database

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 2. January 2014 08:51

Solution:

SELECT a.ControllerId "Controller ID", a.DisplayName "Controller Name" , a.Status "Controller Status(1 - Active)",

b.AgentId "Agent ID", b.DisplayName "Agent Name", b.Status  "Agent Status(1 - Active)" FROM tbl_BuildController a , tbl_BuildAgent b where a.ControllerId = b.ControllerId

Tags:

TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

w3wp.exe process is missing after TFS app tier reboot

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 23. December 2013 11:12

Explanation:

w3wp.exe an Internet Information Services (IIS) worker process is a windows process which runs Web applications, and is responsible for handling requests sent to a Web Server for a specific application pool. W3wp.exe process will not be started automatically after App tier reboot or IIS restart or application pool restart. w3wp.exe will be launched once the first request is made to the TFS Application.

Solution:

1. Try accessing TFS application once http://tfs:8080/tfs. See whether the w3wp.exe is available in "Windows Task Manager" --> "Processes Tab"

2. You can configure Worker process started automatically by adding startMode attribute to TFS application pool to AlwaysRunning in your applicationHost.config

<applicationPools>

   <add name="Default App Pool" startMode="AlwaysRunning" />

</applicationPools>

Solution 2 will work for IIS 7.5 or newer

Tags:

TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

Host Dormancy Concept in TFS

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 21. December 2013 13:44

Explanation:

Host Dormancy is a feature built-in to the 'kernel' of TFS that will pause jobs from running if a collection hasn't been accessed in a period of time. If a collection isn't being accessed, that means that the data isn't changing, so there's no need to run some jobs. This is key functionality that allows the Team Foundation Service to scale to thousands of collections.

Tags:

TFS

How to delete orphan workspaces and shelvesets from TFS team collection database?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 20. December 2013 07:17

Todeleteorphanworkspaces.sql (2.93 kb)

 

To delete orphan workspaces.sql (2.93 kb)

Explanation:

Deleting a team project through tfsdeleteproject command will result making the associated workspaces and shelvesets as orphan records in TFS collection database. The collection database size may not reduce as expected even after team project delete. 

tfsdeleteproject /force /q /excludewss /collection:"<Collection Name>" "<Project Name>"

Solution:

The attached script finds and deletes the workspaces\shelvesets that only have workspace\shelvesets mappings for projects that no longer exist and delete them. 

Please backup the collection database before you execute the script.

This script require TFS 2012 update 2 or newer

To delete orphan workspaces.sql (2.93 kb)

To delete orphan shelvesets.sql (2.58 kb)

Tags:

TFS | SQL Server

TFS security model in configuration database

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 20. December 2013 06:42

 

Following is the sample query to get the user details associated with the team projects

SELECT TOP (10) PERCENT 
    login.display_name  AS user_name, 
    proj.scope_name     AS project, 
    login_grp.display_name AS user_group

FROM dbo.tbl_security_membership_cache AS membership INNER JOIN
  dbo.tbl_security_identity_cache AS login ON membership.member_id = login.tf_id INNER JOIN
  dbo.tbl_security_projects AS proj INNER JOIN
     dbo.tbl_security_domain AS domain INNER JOIN
       dbo.tbl_security_domain_groups AS grp ON domain.domain_number = grp.domain_number 
       ON proj.domain_number = domain.domain_number
     ON membership.container_id = grp.group_id INNER JOIN
  dbo.tbl_security_identity_cache AS login_grp ON grp.group_id = login_grp.tf_id

ORDER BY user_name, project

 

Tags:

TFS | SQL Server

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