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How to clear NuGet cache on the build agent?

by XDK 1. December 2016 02:39

Solution:

For the agents configured with build account

http-cache: C:\Users\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\AppData\Local\NuGet\v3-cache
packages-cache: C:\Users\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\AppData\Local\NuGet\Cache
global-packages: C:\Users\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\.nuget\packages\
temp: C:\Users\xavier.j\AppData\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\Temp\NuGetScratch

For the agents configured with Network Services account

http-cache: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\AppData\Local\NuGet\v3-cache
packages-cache: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\AppData\Local\NuGet\Cache
global-packages: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\.nuget\packages\
temp: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\AppData\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\Temp\NuGetScratch

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Team Build | VNext Builds

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

TF400167 : Installation failed for the package (tfs_sharePointExtensionsCoreRes_X64) with thw follwoing status 0x80070652, restart state 00x0

by XDK 12. May 2015 07:24
Exception:
TF400167 : Installation failed for the package (tfs_sharePointExtensionsCoreRes_X64)
with thw follwoing status 0x80070652, restart state 00x0.
Error : Installation failed.
Check individual package installation errors for more information. 

Explanation:

The above exception occurred while installing or upgrading the build environment to TFS 2013 update 4. 

Workaround:

Delete the folders and files under "C:\program Data\Package cache" directory and start the install again.

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Team Build | Team Foundation Server | TFS 2013

Frequently getting connection error message in the build notifications

by XDK 23. April 2015 09:42

Error Message:

"Connection to the Team Foundation server http://servername:8080/tfs/defaultcollection has been restored." 

Solution:

  • Open build notifications options window
  • Deselect the build definitions that have been deleted
  • Close the options window
  • Open build notifications options window again
  • Make sure that the deselected build definitions are disappeared from the list of build definition in build notification tool.

Build notification tool does not remove the deleted build definition automatically.

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Team Build | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

Unable to read data from the transport connection: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond

by XDK 26. February 2015 11:29

Exception:

Unable to read data from the transport connection: A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond

Explanation:

The above exception pops up when doing a Get operation on a specific file in the build environment.

WorkAround:

Perform the following steps on your build agent by opening the Team Explorer\Visual Studio IDE.

 

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Team Build | Team Foundation Server | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012 | TFS 2013

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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