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Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutes

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New in Visual Studio 2010 is the ability to install TFS on XP, Vista and Windows 7. You can use SQL 2008 Express, so no large overhead, and the Basic version you use for this does have the reporting and SharePoint requirement that the main install does. That does not mean that you can’t upgrade later :)

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Once you have TFS2010 installed you will need to configure it…

New logo, new install. Microsoft have changed the, lets face it, horrible install, and split it into two separate pieces. Install and Configuration.

First The Install: The only options are wither you install server and build… nice…

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Install

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Install - Start Page

 

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Install - Options Page

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Install - Install Page

Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Install - Finish Page

Total install time: 3 minutes (which includes the time to take these screenshots and save them)

 

Now that I have TFS2010 installed I will need to configure it…

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server on Windows Vista in 3 minutes was last modified: October 20th, 2009 by Martin Hinshelwood

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  • Jason

    Note that we’ve separated installation from configuration. So once you complete this step, you still need to run through the configuration tool before you’ll have a working TFS instance.

  • Martin Hinshelwood

    I have updated my post to better reflect this Jason…

  • Dushyant Shindikar

    Hi

    Did any one try to upgrade TFS 2010 Beta 1 to TFS 2010 Beta 2?

    Regards
    Dushyant

  • Dushyant Shindikar

    Hi Martin

    It is really nice to get a reply in a minutes time Thanks for that.
    It would really help us if you could send the list of pre and post tasks. So that we will consider these things while taking the decision of New/Upgrade installation.

    Regards
    Dushyant Shindikar

  • Dushyant Shindikar

    Hi Martin

    Is is possible to Install & configur Lab Manager in following cases
    1) Windows 2008 with Hyper-V——————On Virtual Server installed the TFS 2010 Beta2
    &
    On the same Server which holds the Hyper-V we install the System Management Server & concle.
    Because I was not abele to configur this environment in Beta1. It was giving me error of TFS server is installed on Same virtual server.

  • Frank

    I’m trying to determine if it’s possible to run VSTS 2008 against VSTS 2010?

    -Frank

  • Toty

    TFS will not fully install on XP; only the build agent will install.
    you won’t be able to choose which TFS components during the install

  • vincere a poker in rete

    I have a requirement in my project where i need to call TFS webservices from java code.. basically I want to get data related to projects, workitems from TFS to my java application to display. I have searched over web a lot and couldn’t find anything except that TeamPrice has built some tool for java to talk to TFS but they havn’t exposed any API or something
    .

  • Nick Tulett

    So, in only 3 minutes, I have a machine with slightly less disk space and no new functionality – that’s amazing!

  • Martin Hinshelwood

    I think you underestimate the use of TFS on a workstation! What if you are a single developer?

  • Ben

    Hi there – the configuration link at the top of the articel does not seem to go anywhere? Is there an extra page to this article?

  • Rogier

    In this blogpost there are two links with the text “configure it”, which are supposed to lead to your other post on TFS2010 installation, but instead the lead to this post.
    I’ve searched through your blogposts and found the correct link: http://blog.hinshelwood.com/archive/2009/10/20/configuring-visual-studio-2010-team-foundation-server-on-vista-in.aspx

  • Martin Hinshelwood

    I have now removed my finger from my ass and fixed the links…

  • Ivan

    One of previous comments:
    “I have a requirement in my project where i need to call TFS webservices from java code.. basically I want to get data related to projects, workitems from TFS to my java application to display. I have searched over web a lot and couldn’t find anything except that TeamPrice has built some tool for java to talk to TFS but they havn’t exposed any API or something.”

    Does anyone can refer me to the some documentation or some example of how this can be done?
    I want to connect to the TFS 2010 to get some of the project statistics by using Java web services.

  • William Moore

    I have having the same issue at Toty…

    TFS will not fully install on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64; only the build agent will install. I cannot choose which TFS components during the install.

    Any ideas as to what I should do?

  • Keith

    Are your code changes stored where you have TFS 2010 installed or where you have SQL Server 2008 installed?

    For example, I have TFS installed on my D: drive, but have SQL Server installed on my C: (SSD) drive. My project/site is stored on my D: drive. I’d like to minimize any writing to the SSD if I could.

  • Keith

    Are the code changes stored where I have TFS 2010 installed or where I have SQL Server 2008 installed?

    For example, I have TFS installed on my D: drive, but have SQL Server installed on my C: (SSD) drive. My project/site is stored on my D: drive. I’d like to minimize any writing to the SSD if I could.

  • all the best sms

    Hi, This article was very useful and helpful. It is very well explained and pictorial presentation makes it more easier to understand. Keep up the good work. thanks

  • Akshay Nigudkar

    in the 3rd screenshot..there are total 2 components shown in the setup..
    I downloaded the Team Foundation Server 2010 ISO file from Microsoft..
    in that setup I can find only the Build Server component and not the Team Foundation Server component.
    does this mean that I have downloaded the wrong file?? or the main component is missing in my setup??
    I cannot see the Team Foundation Server Configuration Wizard
    My OS is Windows XP Pro x86..
    Need help !!
    Thanx !!

    • http://blog.hinshelwood.com/ Martin Hinshelwood

      @google-01b4428d3fe03479f631af39e6f9e3e1:disqus  the issue that you are running into is that TFS 2010 does not support running an Application Tier on Windows XP. You will need:

      -Windows Vista® operating system with Service Pack 2 (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, excluding Windows Vista Starter and Home Basic Editions)
      -Windows 7® operating system (both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, excluding Windows 7 Starter Edition)
      -Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later (all editions)
      -Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32-bit) or later (all editions)
      -Windows Server® 2008 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later
      -Windows Server® 2008 R2 (64-bit)
      -http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/team-foundation-server/system-requirements

      You can however run a Build Server on XP.

      • Akshay Nigudkar

        Thanks a lot Martin !! 
        This means that I cannot run a Team Foundation Server on my home desktop.
        However…my biggest concern is to work on  a same project along withe my team members (total 5 members) without making 5 different copies of that project..so can this task be achieved with the help of a Build Server on my windows XP platform?
        and for the TFS to work…you have mentioned
        -Windows Server® 2003 (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 or later (all editions)-Windows Server® 2003 R2 (32-bit) or later (all editions) 
        so Windows Server 2003 without service pack 2 is also supported??

        • http://blog.hinshelwood.com/ Martin Hinshelwood

          #1 Your home desktop is no longer supported and there is no excuse for XP left!

        • http://blog.hinshelwood.com/ Martin Hinshelwood

          #2 You should use http://tfspreview.com instead so that you do not need to have a local server #tfs #tfs11 #tfspreview

  • ANIL BABU Mandla

    How to install AND configure TFS using VISUAL STUDIO 2010,

    I am already installed VS2010,
    My OS is Windows Web Server 2008 R2

    Plz tell me complete Installation process step by step…………………..
    plz help me

    • http://blog.hinshelwood.com/ Martin Hinshelwood

      You sound like your are looking for the documentation? Both Bing & Google will help you there, but it can be found on the TFS CD / in the TFS ISO or on MSDN…

  • Bill h

    Trying real hard to believe why redmond asks developers to pony up to 8 and VS2012 and then we find out that tfs 2010 won’t run on 8. I’ve got a whole team stuck with this puppy. If this is how redmond is going to play, a lot of us have got to just move on. Any explanation why tfs will run on 7 and not 8? Seriously, this is a real snafu….