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  • Blog Post: TfsDeleteProject.exe thwarted by Windows SharePoint Services permissions

    The other day I was cleaning up one of my Hyper-V machines. I had let Jim use it for a project creation test and since he was done, I wanted to whack that TF project to regain some space. So, I fired off this command, like you would… TfsDeleteProject /server: https://TREVORH-WSTFS08:8081 "JimSau...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Team Foundation Server connection problems with Fiddler

    Chris Cooper comes to us today with the story of a TF server, a client, and the Fiddler who saved the day…. --Trev ----------------------------------------------------------- The other day I had a customer that had the dreaded Red-X on his documents node for one of his Team Projects in Team Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Users of MOSS 2007 – Watch out for SP2 “trial version reset” issue

    If you us Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 with your TF server and have applied the recently released Service Pack 2 to it, chances are that the MOSS server now thinks it is a 180 day trial version, and in 180 days client access will be denied. This issue is caused by the MOSS 2007 SP2. Some key...
  • Blog Post: Installing TFS 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC

    With the impending release of TFS 2010 BETA 1, I figured I’d eat all the dog food I could and install it on Windows Server 2008 R2 RC . This is not an officially supported OS for this release of TFS 2010, as it was just too late in the BETA testing cycle to test it out fully. With a little work though...
  • Blog Post: Renaming SharePoint Databases – A Cautionary Tale

    A recent support case in our European division involved a customer wanting to rename their SharePoint SQL databases (the current names had GUIDs in them and that just wouldn’t do). They tried to do it using these steps but unfortunately the results were less than favorable. Seems the procedure worked...
  • Blog Post: “The database schema is too old…” error restoring SharePoint database

    Part of the process of moving TFS team site data from WSS to MOSS , or moving \ restoring WSS data is to restore the WSS content database. It may happen that the SharePoint install you are restoring into may be older than that of your content database however, in which case you may see an error like...
  • Blog Post: How to move TFS content from Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007

    Arun Ramalingam brings us a very detailed post today about moving TFS data between WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. The document contains a great description of the process and a number of detailed screen-shots. Rather than post it all here (it would be quite “long”, in web page height terms <g>) I am attaching...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 & TFS issues: Windows SharePoint Services v2.0 and FQDN problems

    Seems the installation of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 can cause multiple issues for users of TFS… 1. The Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog makes mention of an issue that can happen with WSS 2.0 when you install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. While I may be a bit late to the game here (they posted on this in...
  • Blog Post: Scripting Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Setup for Team Foundation Server

    Lakhminder Singh from our TFS install and setup team brings us today’s tidbit…   Installation and configuration of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 can be done automatically by the installation of Team Foundation Server 2008. For anyone who wants to script this themselves however, the following could...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Services and Team Foundation Server 2008 Warm Standby

    We’ve done some testing on the recommended ways to install Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) for use with a Team Foundation Server (TFS) warm standby Application Tier (AT) configuration and we would like to share our suggestions with you. If you are planning a TFS warm standby configuration , you should...
  • Blog Post: Project Creation with Scrum Fails After TFS Upgrade (2005 -> 2008)

    Had an interesting case the other day where project creation was failing on a TF server that had been upgraded from 2005 to 2008. As part of the upgrade, WSS (Windows SharePoint Services) had also been upgraded from 2.0 to 3.0. Project creation using the same process template that had succeeded before...
  • Blog Post: Installing 64-bit WSS Extensions for TFS 2008 on MOSS 2007

    Our BLOG post today comes from Vimal Thiagaraj, a Support Engineer on our TFS install and setup team. Vim has some tips for installing the x64 WSS extensions for TFS 2008, which are provided with the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Power Tools (note: the x64 WSS extensions are a...
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