Partial files while performing "get latest" operation in TFS.

by XDK 7. February 2014 12:04


All my source files where partial while performing TFS version control "get latest" operation on Windows Server 2008 R2 OS



Open Visual Studio with "Run as Administrator" option



Visual Studio 2010 | Visual Studio 2012 | Visual Studio 2013

Test Plan/Suite Management through TFS 2013 web access

by XDK 8. January 2014 10:14


You can now add Test Plan and Suite Management to the list of testing features available in Web Access.

Following are the tasks that can be done using web access

  • Create a test plan
  • Add/Create a test suite,static test suite and query-based test suite  
  • Add/Create test cases and Shared steps
  • test case execution
  • Status check after test case execution
  • Change the steps during execution

The differences between the local MTM and Web access is in the collection of diagnostic data (video, screenshots, IntelliTraace, code coverage). The collection of this data is only supported on a locally installed MTM


MTM | TFS 2013 | Visual Studio 2013

How to switch a workspace from source to target workspace mappings without affecting the folders and files in the target workspace.

by XDK 19. December 2013 08:02


A regular get operation will deleted each item in the target workspace folder and re-downloaded the folders and files from the server to target workspace folder.


Use remap switch with tf get command

"tf get /remap"

Note: /remap switch does increase the load on server to process your request


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

Can I lock folders and files in a shelveset?

by XDK 19. December 2013 07:43


A lock cannot exist in a shelveset, When you try to lock an item and shelve it, your lock will be removed as part of the shelve operation.


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Multiple TFS users mapping their workspaces to same folder on shared drive

by XDK 18. December 2013 10:02


Multiple users mapping their workspaces to same folder on shared drive lead to conflicts in performing checkin, Checkout and "get latest" operations.


You can try users mapping their workspaces to different folder on shared drive.

For example

user 1 -- <Shared Drive>\User 1 Workspaces\

user 2 -- <Shared Drive>\User 2 Workspaces\

user 3 -- <Shared Drive>\User 3 Workspaces\

user 4 -- <Shared Drive>\User 4 Workspaces\

Note: Mapping the workspace to a shared drive lead to bad performance.


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About the author

My name is Xavier Dilip Kumar Jayaraj having 16+ 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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