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

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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 | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

First step to recover from VS – TFS performance issues

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 6. February 2013 07:07

Explanation:

Perform the following cache clean steps when you see VS – TFS performance issues

Solution:

TFS client cache clean up steps:

  • Close all Visual Studio IDE instances
  • Close browser or excel instances connected to TFS  
  • For Windows XP, delete all content under:

                C:\Documents and Settings\[USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\

  • For Windows 7 or newer, delete all content under:

                C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\

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TFS | Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

TF262600: This SharePoint site was created using a site definition that requires data from Team Foundation Server. However, the site is not currently associated with data for a team project

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 4. February 2013 14:55

Errors:

TF262600: This SharePoint site was created using a site definition that requires data from Team Foundation Server. However, the site is not currently associated with data for a team project. To ensure that this site functions correctly, you must configure a team project to refer data for that project to this site. For more information, see this topic on the Microsoft Web site: How to: Add a Team Project Portal.

This site doesn't have a default Team Project. You can explicitly select a specific Team Project.
This web part is not configured properly. Click here to configure web part in tool pane.

Explanation

This issue was caused by missing permissions for the [TEAM FOUNDATION]\SharePoint Web Application Services group to the team project. I get into the issue whenever I detach and attach the same collection (side by side) to different TFS App tiers for testing/R&D

Soultion

1) Add and grant READ permission for [TEAM FOUNDATION]\SharePoint Web Application Services group to the affected team projects.

2) use tfsredirect.aspx to refresh the cache

http://SharePointServer/sites/CollectionName/TeamProjectName/
_layouts/TfsRedirect.aspx?tf:type=webaccess&tf:test=1&tf:clearcache=1

Note : This page should not return any errors and the value for TeamFoundation.Temp.LastRefreshDate should include the current date.

3) Repair the connections between TFS and SP

  • Open the Team Foundation Server Administration Console
  • Expand the Application Tier in question (the one hosting the Team Project Collection and Team Project with the problem)
  • Highlight the SharePoint Web Applications node.
  • In the SharePoint Web Applications list, highlight the appropriate connection and then click "Repair Connection"

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TFS | SharePoint

TFS Date & Time field

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 3. February 2013 19:09

Explanation:

TFS store date & time as the UTC time in DB to work across the regions. Visual Studio will translate the date to the time zone of the client but Web Access follows the server time zone setting by default

 

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TFS

TFS Service account permissions on Database

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

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

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

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

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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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TFS | TFS 2010

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

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 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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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

How to increase work item attachments?

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 21. December 2012 13:54

Explanation:

The default value of work item attachments is 4KB.  Attachment size can be adjusted up to 2GB.

Solution:

Log in as TFS Admin on the TFS Application tier and use the following web services to increase the attachment size.

http://localhost:8080/tfs/<Collection Name>/WorkItemTracking/v1.0/ConfigurationSettingsService.asmx

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TFS | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

TF14098: Access Denied User [Domain]\User needs Label permission(s) for $/Source

by Xavier Dilip Kumar 8. September 2012 20:14

 

 

Explanation
The users should have project level permission to label any folders and files in version control using visual studio IDE. The error occurs when team project does not have project users/groups permissions set at project level but its set on folders.

Solution
Add the users/groups permission at project level.

 

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