I've seen a bunch of questions over time about what it takes to get Team Foundation Server (TFS) components installed. Because it varies by component, the answer is usually rather lengthy and takes long enough to fully describe that eyes start glazing over, heads start nodding, and the utility of the information is basically reduces to a (very) small hill of beans. So, over the next few posts I'll review specific prerequisites (a.k.a. "prereqs" to their friends) for the TFS components. I'll be refering to the Team Foundation Install Guide left, right, top, bottom, and center (possibly front and back, too, but don't hold your breath), so I recommend you download it so you can play along at home. Also, it's pretty useful in its own right.
Today, we start with the all important operating system. I'm going to gloss over the hardware requirements since they're all listed on the pages I reference. If you're interested, feel free to read up on it at the source. Each TFS component has its own specifications for what it can and cannot be installed over, so we'll break them down by categories:
I hope there aren't too many nodding heads and glazed eyes- it's very tough to condense all of this down, especially when you enjoy words as much as I do. Next time we'll investigate what other software must be installed prior to TFS. Stay tuned!