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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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  • The link to the upgrade utility isn't working yet?
  • Hi Rob,
    do you know if the Beta3 (non-refresh) client can be used with the RC server?

    I'm stuck using VSTS Release Candidate until we get a new SELECT license signed (and can get the VSTS RTM), so am restricted to using the Beta3 Team Explorer client.

    -dave
  • According to Rob Carons Blog, TFS should have a Release Candidate today.  The post I linked to has...
  • strange.

    both
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=60341 and http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=60541 are redirecting to:

    http://www.microsoft.com/
  • The Team Foundation RC should be available for download sometime today, and Jeff Beehler provided a high-level...
  • Will the upgrade utility work with the Dec CTP, or only with Beta 3?
  • Rob Caron posts the Team Foundation Installation Guide RC.  He also has a post on upgrading to Team Foundation...
  • Rob - The upgrade utility link is not right. Can you correct it? Thanks
  • The 2 KB articles that are listed in the single-server deployment aren't found.
    KB912838
    KB913393

    Thanks,
    Chris
  • For those who think the links aren't working - please see the Note I included in the original post:

    Note   Some of these links won’t work until tomorrow.
  • There is no upgrade path from the December CTP. See my previous post about this release: http://blogs.msdn.com/499923.aspx
  • The upgrade utilities are only for Beta 3 Refresh. If you're running Beta 3, you must first upgrade to Beta 3 Refresh. Also, you must use the version of Team Explorer that is shipping with Team Foundation Server RC to access Team Foundation Server RC.
  • Upgrading to Team Foundation Server RC via Rob Caron – Time to figure out how to upgrade our Beta...
  • Team Foundation Server Release Candidate will be available for download by MSDN Subscribers later today....
  • Is there any documentation on uninstalling Team Foundation Server?  Should we just use Add\Remove Programs for the Build, Proxy, and Server?  Are there any reprucussions with Sharepoint configuration?
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