Team Foundation Server is a product from Microsoft that offers project tracking and source code control for software development projects.

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Forbid access by default for domain users in TFS

In default configuration, Team Foundation Server 2013.4 seems to allow every domain user to log in, browse any project and download it's source for example. After switching levers for hours and ...
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Collation error when creating collection in Visual Studio Team Foundation server

I installed Visual Studio Team Foundation server v2010. I configured using the TFS Basic configuration wizard. It was successful. I tried to create the first collection , but there was a error ...... ...
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TFS: Key not valid for use in specified state

When attempting to connect to TFS using Visual Studio 2013, I get the following error: Key not valid for use in specified state
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How do I completely wipe all TFS mappings from my machine?

Over the past few years, I have ended up with multiple projects mapped all over my hard disk haphazardly from VS 2008,2010,2012,2013 Is there an easy way to unmap (and delete local files of) all TFS ...
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Are TFS and salesforce compatible?

I am looking to see if TFS and salesforce will integrate. I want to use TFS for source control for my Apex classes, triggers, VS pages. Would using the salesforce editor be a better choice to ...
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Add members to Team Foundation Server 2012

I've just installed TFS on a Windows 7 64-bit and I want to add members to the team. Team members are distributed over our network which doen't use active directory and I should add them by their IP ...
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VS2013 & TFS2012: Cannot create Team Project from outside of LAN (TF400324)

VS is 2013 Update 2. TFS Version is 12.0.21005.1 (Tfs2013.RTM), might it need an update? If not here goes: Creating Team Projects from inside my Home Network, where the Server with TFS2012 is located ...
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TFS Trigger Schedule

In a TFS Build Definition under the Trigger Tab if I set the build to run on a schedule let's say daily at 10:00AM. The build will run automatically. Let's say after 10:00AM runs I got back in and ...
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Copying directories and files with the same stem using Robocopy

I'm using Robocopy as a TFS task in order to deploy some files. Basically, the behaviour that I want is as follows: I have a directory \\MyDir containing: MyFile1 MyFile2 MyFile3 TestFile1 MyDir1 ...
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Visual Studio - Using GIT and SVN

Work uses SVN. I want to use GIT for private use. I was also exploring TFS, but it doesn't seem to cooperate with multiple collections, so I stopped looking into it. Currently I use AnkhSVN. I want ...
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TFS 2013 - Multiple Collections

I've been toying with TFS and researching it (and its git variation) vs the SVN solution we have at work. From the looks of it, TFS is built around providing a single collection. From my perspective, ...
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MS Project integration with TFS - Sync TFS work items

I'm using MS Project synced with TFS, I pulled all the work items using the "Shared Queries\Current Sprint\Unfinished Work" query. Now when I check in some code and "Resolve" a specific work item I ...
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Query TFS for items that changed to a certain status

Using TFS 2010, how do i query the items that changed TO a certain status on the last 7 days? My goal is to see what bugs the developers fixed through last week.
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Stubborn “Read-only” notification in Excel won't go away

I have a table in Excel that includes a set of cells copy-pasted from a TFS bulk edit worksheet. I'm usually careful and paste values only so that I don't get any of the data validation, etc. I'd like ...
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Attempting to check in code through TFS results in “Value was either too large or too small for a UINT32” error message

When attempting to check in code through TFS in visual studio 2012 or 2013 sometimes results in displaying an error message "Value was either too large or too small for a UINT32" error message. What ...
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Sharepoint/TFS Portals dropdown

Is it possible to restrict the list of portals that show in the "Portals" dropdown on a TFS2012/SP2010 integrated site? I have one TFS box that is hosting multiple collections, but not all users ...
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Make synchronized folder with TFS in linux

I am using TFS every where on CentOS and I want to run a service to listen on directory modifying this directory represent TFS local folder and for every (add or modify) it mirroring to TFS I tried ...
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Get back changes which were removed due to undo operation in TFS?

Mistakenly, I did undo operation on my TFS checkout and I lost all my changes. Is there a way to get back changes or reverse of undo operation? I checked, I can not restore with Windows restore ...
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Add-Ins not loaded in Excel, when started via opening a file

I'm using Excel 2010 with TFS 2010. When I start Excel directly, "Team" and "Load Test" are loaded. But, if I double click on an Excel file, then Excel started without loading "Team" and "Load ...
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Automating changeset merges in TFS based on work-item workflow

I'm working to automate our merge process for changesets related to specific work items, but I'm kind of at a loss as to where to start. Disclaimer: I'm almost completely new to TFS and DevOps ...
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tfs Source Control Explorer>File>Advanced>unlock disabled

I'm sure I have given all the rights to my account and I'm the Project & Build Administrator for my project. All our work machines have recently been formatted, and VS2012 has been installed ...
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Delay notification in Visual Studio 2008

In Visual Studio 2008 Professional, when I close the project I get the error as shown in the image below. This is a project which connects to TFS. So why do I get this message? If I click on continue ...
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TFS command lines with interface

I am using TFS 2012. I am using TFS command line utility to check-in to get latest version etc. So if i use command line then if any conflict comes while checkin then it gives message like conflicts ...
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Test cases duplicated throughout multiple test suites in Microsoft Test Manager/TFS 2012

I'm running TFS 2012 with Microsoft Test Manager(MTM) for manual test design and test management. I've got this annoying issue, I can't seem to figure out. When I am building my test plans, creating ...
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does visual studio 2013 work with team foundation server 2005?

I'm currently using visual studio 2012.3 and I would like to upgrade to 2013. only issue is, I must be able to connect to TFS 2005, i just need basic functionality like check out, check in, shelve. ...
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How secure is TFS Online?

A colleague just asked me how secure is TFS Online? His question is deeper than the MSDN security documentation. What he really wants to know is, if there was some rogue Microsoft employee, is TFS ...
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Recover TFS 2012 after server or PC crash

I am using Team foundation server 2012.I do take backup of all TFS databases regularly. So now in case of disaster recovery(in case full machine gets crash) how can i use this backup to recover TFS ...
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Add “tf edit” in Context Menu

Quite often I need to edit files tracked in tfs (outside of visual studio). I want be able to right-click the file and select "tf edit". What's the reg key to implement this?
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Why can't I just backup the SharePoint DBs of TFS like all other DBs?

The MSDN page Manually Back Up Team Foundation Server states the following: Unlike the other databases in the deployment, the databases used by SharePoint Foundation 2010 should not be backed up ...
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Unable to add team project administrators - project contains duplicated groups

I recently upgraded from TFS 2010 SP1 to TFS 2012 Update 3 and have a permission problem in one (but only one) of my upgraded team projects. Even though my current user is admin of everything (local ...
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What is the difference between Test Case and Tested By link types in TFS

If I open a User Story in VS and go to the All Links Tab I can add a new lint where the Work Item Type is test Case and I have a choice of Link Types. However, if I go to the Test Cases tab, I can ...
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Change TFS license type from MSDN to commercial

So I accidentally installed my MSDN license on a server and I'd like to change it to a commercial license. Following this article, I do not see a "license expires" field or an "update license" ...
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Git TFS issues using .dotfiles through Parallels

I'm having an issue with using Git TFS through Parallels with a repository that contains files starting with a dot, vis .gitignore. I'm using Parallels to run a Win8 VM on a Mac. I've got ...
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Version control options for research project [closed]

Good day. I know that we're supposed to ask questions that can be answered and not just discussed, so I'll try to make my question quantifiable, even though it's not completely so in nature. I'm ...
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Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

recently I have Installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Whenever I try to Install Team Foundation Server It gives me this error: Error : TF400157 : Service Pack 1 or higher is required for this ...
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TFS lost binding to solution

Right now I have 2 solutions I'm working on. I checked them both into TFS, but for some reason the changes I make in the 2nd one do not seem to check them out and there is no red check mark next to ...
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Can I run SSRS reports against TFS Online?

We're using TFS online (http://tfs.visualstudio.com/) and would like to do some reporting against test cases and test plans (as it looks like there's no way to export this information to Word in any ...
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TFS permissions overriding if a user is member of more group

We are using VS2008 connected to TFS 2012.We made two groups,Developer and Incorporator. Incorporator group has CheckIn permission and Developer group doesn't. A Developer is member of both group. He ...
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TFS 2010- KB2182621 doesn't apply, or it is blocked by another condition on your computer

i have installed TFS 2010 in my windows 7 machine with service pack 1. having visual studio 2010 . initially i have connected to to TFS facing trouble in adding TFS server name. so i uninstalled TFS ...
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Can Visual Studio track the “size” or “severity” of my changes in TFS?

I'm working on a sizeable project using VS2012 and TFS (also 2012, I think - I didn't set up the server). A lot of my recent tasks have required making very small changes to a lot of files, so I'm ...
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Prevent adding of files in TFS

Is it possible to prevent other users from adding files to a certain directory? I tried an exclusive check-out on the folder but that only checks out the separate files within the folder.
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How can I change the font color of the VS2012 Source Control Explorer window?

I am using Visual Stuido 2012 Integrated Shell with Team Explorer. I would like to change the default font color of the mapped and not mapped folders in the Source Control Explorer (in the treeview). ...
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Project not publishing start/finish date for custom TFS work items

I've got a TFS 2012 project set up with custom work items, that include Start and Finish date read-only fields (Microsoft.VSTS.Scheduling.StartDate and FinishDate). When I publish one of those custom ...
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Visual Studio 2012 cannot access Team Explorer security/group membership sections but Visual Studio 2010 can

I've recently upgraded from Team Foundation Server 2010 to 2012 and Visual Studio 2010 to 2012. Within Visual Studio 2010 I can still access all of the TFS settings. Within Visual Studio 2012 I can ...
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Microsoft (VS2010) TFS and Excel - can not save credentials

When I try to open xlsx file located on TFS server using Team Explorer (VS2010 Pro), naturaly it asks for credentials; and each time I check "Remember my credentials" - but credentials remains ...
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Connecting an existing project to TFS

I am using Visual Studio 2010. I have files that make up a project in TFS. They are not in a VS project, they are just loose files. I pull them from source control to my machine and then created a ...
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TFS 2010 - Cannot query certain users

We seem to have an issue with out Team Foundation Server 2010 installation that gives an error when certain users are queried. If we include them in the 'AssignedTo' filter the query instantly errors ...
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Do you need to purchase TFS separately if you already bought Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate?

I have a copy of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate (single license). I want to use Team Foundation Server (TFS). Do I have the right to install TFS on the same machine than Visual Studio 2010, if I would be ...
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Team foundation server source control Tutorial [closed]

Is here someone who can write me a good tutorial to understand the TFS source control system? There is some functionalities I didn't really understand like reservations, extractions, some mysterious ...
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Team menu missing on Excel

Yesterday it was working, I didn't install anything... Today I turned on my PC and the menu is gone. How can I restore this menu?