Configuration: Unable to service TFS 2008/2005 instance running on a Domain Controller

The scenario is like this:

Customer installs TFS 2005/TFS 2008 on a Window Server 2003/2008 member server or standalone server.

Customer make the member server a domain controller.

This does not impact the TFS functionality unless the customer wants to do servicing of TFS 2005/2008 or tries to upgrade TFS 2005 to TFS 2008.

 

Symptoms a customer might see:

The servicing of TFS 2005/2008 or upgrade of TFS 2005 to TFS 2008 will fail with TfsGssInit.exe errors.

 

Remediation Options:

Bring up a new Server 2003/Server 2008 member server box & install TFS 2005/2008 on it.

Follow instructions in the h/w based move article to move the TFS instance to the new box.

(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869(VS.80).aspx)

(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404869.aspx )

Uninstall TFS 2005/TFS 2008 from the Domain Controller. (Instructions available in install guide)