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Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutes

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Posted by Martin Hinshelwood | 3 Comments | Uncategorized  | Aggreko, TFS, TFS 2010, Tools
 

As Microsoft have separated Install with configuration, so I have separated my posts! You will need TFS2010 installed prior to the steps below.

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This is my configuration experience…This wizard is excellent. If you had ever tried to install TFS in the past and it taken you a long time (took me 7 days the first time in 2005) Then you need to give this a go…

Team Foundation Server Configuration

You can pick basic and it is…well…basic. It will install everything to the defaults.

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced

I’m picking Advanced because I want to be able to select a pre-existing SQL Express instance…

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Install

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Database

You can enter a label if you want to have more than one TFS Configuration database in the same SQL instance.

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Account

If you are wanting to run on a network, maybe with an externally accessible URL, then you may need to pay attention to the security, but I don’t really care for this install… Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Application Tier

If you want to ever be able to connect Visual Studio 2005 clients to the server you MUST remove the virtual directory as Team Explorer 2005 will not be able to anything but the default collection.

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Project Collection

Ok, I have a default collection, but only because I am lazy…

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Review All done, now to apply it.

 Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Rediness Checks

No, wait, we need to check all of the system requirements!

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Configure

Now, usually this is the time to break out a cup of team, and maybe have a siesta. Lets see how long it takes…

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Configure after 20 seconds

..30 seconds…

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Configure after 40 seconds

…50 seconds…

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Configure after 50 seconds

.. 1 minute…

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Configure after 60 seconds

..Whoa, that was less than 2 minutes for the whole process.

Team Foundation Server Configuration - Advanced - Configure - Complete Just to prove that this whole process took less than 12 minutes, here is the beginning and end of the log file:

Whoa, that was fast! Compared to previous versions I was done before I started, like crossing an international date line. Another one is… no documentation… nope, I didn’t look at it once! I would not recommend this approach, at least have a look to make sure you are installing the correct version on the correct URL’s and to learn what the terms are.

P.S. Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 any version without the Team Foundation Server 2010 compatibility pack WILL NOT CONNECT! The Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010 is available, but 2005 will not be available until RTM.

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010

I should note that you should not complain about the limited support for 2005. Microsoft expects the install base to be less than 5% by the time Visual Studio 2010 is released, and they were not going to support it at all. That there is any support at all is due to the lobbying of the Team System MVP community and TAP customers and excelent communication with the product teams…

Configuring Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Vista in 12 minutes was last modified: October 20th, 2009 by Martin Hinshelwood

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  • daniel

    hi there by mistake i missed spell something now im trying to re edit the wizard but i dont kmow how do u kno by any change??

  • Martin Hinshelwood

    You will probably need to uninstall and start again depending on what it was that you made the mistake in…

    Can you elaborate?

  • adi

    Hi,
    Just to know, i am going to install a TFS on network, they are using TFS2008 at the moment and they want to switch to TFS2010, and its on a main server from where all other clients/employees using it on their personal PCs in office.

    Can you help me guiding the best practise to do it?

    What they need mainly is:
    1) Setting up VSTS 2010
    2) Integrating Team Build
    3) Utilising MSF within 2010.
    4) Sharepoint skills

    Can you help please? Looking forward for a quick response.