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Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC

Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC

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As you may have guessed from my previous post (Team Foundation Installation Guide RC), the release of Team Foundation Server Release Candidate is imminent. In fact, it should be available for download from MSDN Subscriber Downloads sometime tomorrow (Tuesday, February 7).

If you are using Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh in a production environment under the go-live license, and you want to upgrade to Team Foundation Server RC, you’ll need the upgrade utility (available separately) and the instructions in the accompanying upgrade guide.

If you are using Team Foundation Server Beta 3, you must first upgrade to Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh before upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC. You can find the instructions for upgrading to Beta 3 Refresh here.

Here’s an overview of the process you’ll need to follow: 

  • Backup your server and copy the data to a safe location (that should be a no-brainer).
  • Download the Team Foundation Server RC from MSDN Subscriber Downloads.
  • Download the Upgrade Utility.
  • Read the upgrade guide that is packaged with the Upgrade Utility.
  • Uninstall Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh.
  • Follow the upgrade instructions, which are included with the Upgrade Utility.
  • Install Team Foundation Server RC.
  • Complete the post install upgrade instructions, which are included with the Upgrade Utility.

After completing your upgrade, you should:

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  • I’ve just arrived into the office and what should I spy on the MSDN subscriber site but Team Foundation...
  • The upgrade docuement make reference to "Upgrading from Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Refresh to the Release to Manufacturing Version (RTM) of Team Foundation Server" the current version is only RC. Is it safe to assume this docuemntation is applicable to the RC version and is intended to be used for the RTM version? Will there be furthur documentation on migrating from the RC version to the RTM version?
  • The KB bits are located on the Team Foundation Server RC disc image.
  • Despite the title, this is the correct document to use to upgrade to the release candidate.
  • Pretty smooth install...just a few minor snags with SharePoint and Reporting Services, probably due to residuals from the CTP.  Let the fun begin!
  • Just in case you missed the news from the bazzilion other blogs announcing this, the TFS RC is now available...
  • Please provide download in any other format but exe. Most enterprses today dont allow the donwloading of exes. Zip format is normally ok.
  • I'm just downloading Team Foundation Server RC from MSDN as I'm writing this and will hopefully have...
  • That's right! It became available for MSDN subscribers to download yesterday afternoon. If you are going...
  • Yesterday the Release Candidate for Team Foundation Server was released on MSDN Subscriber downloads. Upgrading my Beta 3 Refresh installation of Team Foundation Server to the Release Candidate went very smooth.
  • RC Install is throwing an exception on my single server upgrade from Beta 3 refresh.  I have googled the error and it looks like it happened when some people upgraded from Beta 3 to the Beta 3 Refresh.

    The error is:
    "Couldn't load string ID: 2000 From file: CustomText.1033.dll"

    There are 3 different versions of this resource file out there in the various directories within the distro.  They are dated 7/11/05, 7/15/05 and 11/4/05.  

    atdt has the 7/11 assembly

    I have tried the 7/15 assembly that is in the "at" directory, but that did not work either.  I will try the 11/4 and post the outcome.  

    Thanks,

    Damien
  • I posted (briefly) the other day about the release candidate being available.  We are trying really...
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