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

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IIS - How to create alias for directory? [migrated]

Alias is maybe not the correct description of what I need to have configured. But - here is the issue - we have our Teamcity build server connected to TFS-server 1. When creating the VCS root in ...
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Visual Studio comparing workspaces

First, let me explain the situation: I'm a software developer currently in home office. Normally we're using a TFS to sync our sources, but from home I don't have a connection to the TFS. So I'm ...
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How to Add a Variable for Solution Selection

I created a SourcePath variable to my VSTS variable. It is not letting me put that into the Workspace Mapping. As a stopgap before moving to Azure DevOps, I am wanting to make the build work on any ...
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Azure DevOps: Query work items by state of related items

I've recently been playing around with the Predecessor/Successor relationship between user stories within a feature; an example would be, I have to complete the "The widget list needs to be grouped ...
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Uninstall TFS on Windows Server 2016 fails silently

I have a Windows Server 2016 Standard with Team Foundation Server Server 2013 Update 5 installed. When I go to Add/remove programs and click Uninstall for TFS 2013, nothing happens. There is no error ...
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Power BI - Apply Query from Azure DevOps server stuck

My Power BI version is September 2019, Azure DevOps 2019 I imported data from Azure DevOps Server into Power BI report. I used out of the box analytics view (Stories - Today and Tasks - Today). I ...
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Unexpected deleting automated test runs, results and attachments after 10 days in release pipeline although retention policy more than 10 days

We execute integration tests in TFS release pipeline (TFS Azure DevOps 2019 On-premise). But the testrun result will always be deleted after 10 days, although the corresponding release pipe line is ...
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Team Foundation Server 2018 looses File History after moving Code File and removing Old Projects

Team Foundation Server 2018 looses File History after moving Code File and removing Old Projects. Case: I had a TFS 2018 Collection named “MyCollection” . Files: MyCollection->MyFirstProject->...
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TFS 2017 Update 2 on upgraded SQL 2017 cannot upgrade to TFS 2018

We had upgraded our SQL 2014 to SQL 2017 a few months ago, after checking that everything was working 100% even after the upgrade, we removed the VM Checkpoint. Now we are upgrading our servers to ...
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Hide filtered items in Azure DevOps Taskboard

We use the Microsoft Azure DevOps Server (on premise) and if I try filtering in the Boards/Sprints/Taskboard for Tasks, States, naming, .. the Filter only highlights the results. The rest is still ...
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TFS - Link a commit to a working item

I want to link a commit to a working item (User story or Task). I thought it is enough to add the item id with an hashtag to the commit message (e.g. "Implemented user story #124") but it seems this ...
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TFS 2017 - Query-based suites can only contain test cases. So, add this clause: < Work Item Type | In Group | Microsoft.TestCaseCategory>

I have made query in a query based suite, and got the results as I hoped. But when I try to "Save query" i get this error message: Query-based suites can only contain test cases. So, add this ...
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MS Project integration with TFS is missing fields

I regularly use the TEAM integration with MS Office products. However there is a discrepancy in terms of the fields available to either Excel or Project Excel for example will happily return you ...
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Team Foundation Server 2018 git commit author not syncing with TFS users

Me and a friend of mine are setting up a Team Foundation Server for a Small Project. Currently everything is working as expected, except the Author for the commits is not connected with the TFS user ...
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Team Foundation Server - Git Enabled Team Project vs Git Team Project

We have a TFS 2018 project, that looks like it was accidentally created as Version Control = TFVC when we wanted to use Git. However it is git enabled; we use Git repos for Source Control. I created ...
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Git, TFS Pull Request Workflow

Here is the workflow I've been attempting, after watching a this Git/TFS video. So I create a branch from my development branch $ git checkout -b my-feature-branch development Then I make a change,...
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Cannot restrict TFS Area Path selection

Say I have the following TFS area path: Fruit --Apple --Banana --Grapes Apple, Banana, and Grapes are children of Fruit. How do I require a selection of one of the 3 children of the ...
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Add label to TFS SourceControl during vNext build

I am useing TFS 2017 on-prem. I received a request to add label to specific path if the build success. I added "Command Line" Task and run the command: TF.exe vc label "New-Label" $...
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MSTest library error on a CI pipeline of TFS

Good morning, We are developing an MSTest project and we want to upload it to our TFS server that has a Build pipeline configured. The project has been developed with an VS 2017 Enterprise Edition, ...
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Azure DevOps - Office Integration Error: TF84033

I am attempting to use Excel to refresh and publish items to Azure DevOps but am continously having the same error message appear " TF84033: Unable to modify the list. It is likely that this is ...
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How to download files from TFS server using Jenkins slave running on Linux

My Jenkins slave running on a Linux machine and I need to download packages from TFS servers, I have installed TFS plugin in Jenkins and provided all the details , should that be sufficient to use tf ...
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Azure devops server configuration utility error

I wanted to upgrade my Team foundation server to Azure DevOps Server RC2 and for that I installed it through installer file. Now after installing whenever I am starting the server console,it's showing ...
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Tfs 2012 cannot save granted permission

I am using the same Domain user on 2 computers running windows 10 Pro which are running the same VS2012 sp1 versions. On the first computer, I am able to grant permission on tfs 2012 and save. the ...
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Visual Studio not able to push LFS files to TFS Git repo correctly

I have a Git repo on a TFS2018 server. On my local env I have Visual Studio 2015 and Windows Git client version 2.20.0.windows.1 including git-lfs 2.6.1 installed. I tried the following: From Visual ...
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MS Visual Studio - How to change default fields in new query template of TFS

I am using MS Visual Studio 2012 professional version with Team Foundation client. During my day to day work, I need to run several queries on TFS. To make my query, I select Team => New Query menu....
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Linking TFS work items to Zendesk tickets

we're trying to integrate TFS with Zendesk. TFS has a built in interface for updating Zendesk tickets when a work item is commented on. It can be defined with Service Hooks. The Service Hook ...
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Hide Done Backlog Items on TFS Task Board

Many of our development teams don't work in conventional sprints, since their work is delivered on an ad-hoc basis. To accommodate these teams in the portfolio, we created a single sprint for them ...
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Is the TFS_Warehouse database needed in TFS when reporting an analyzing is disabled?

I disabled reporting and analyzing in my TFS 2018 I also setup a backup process and I can see that only the configuration and my collection database are included. Is the TFS_Warehouse database ...
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After migration from TFS 2015 to TFS 2018 viewing a changeset doesn't show related workitem

I started a migration from TFS 2015 to TFS 2018. Everything worked fine. But now I have a problem showing the work item for a changeset. I do th following: I open the Source Control Explorer Is ...
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Why am I required to install Oracle JRE while installing TFS?

I'm installing a new TFS instance and, as suggested by the docs, I installed the SQL Server (on the same machine, which is brand new and freshly blown). During the installation process, I got the ...
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Can Team Foundation Server integrate with an external Git server?

Can a Team Foundation Server (TFS) CI job be triggered by an external Git server? In other words, if we decide to set up an TFS server some time in the future for running CI workflow on Microsoft ...
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Team foundation server: Hiding/disabling issue tracking?

We're considering using Team Foundation Server for our teams. Because we'll be setting up an issue tracking software sometime later this year, we don't want our teams to start using the TFS issue ...
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Active Directory Group Added to TFS Added as a User

We have a TFS 2017 installation using Active Directory that has functioned fine for quite a while now (and continues to function fine except for one group in question). We added a number of groups to ...
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TFS 2018 Accidental Deletion of WIKI pages

Spent some time creating a hierarchy of pages off a primary Homepage in the new TFS 2018 Wiki. I noticed after a while that a second Homepage had appeared so I deleted the duplicate. But as it turns ...
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TFS / Visual Studio says I have changes in the form of deleted files, but the files aren't deleted

In pending changes (Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, TFS), I all of a sudden was told I have > 100 changes in the form of deleted files (all database model files, generated by Entity Framework database ...
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Team Foundation Server Project Portal how to edit navigation menu?

We have a TFS 2012 server and project portal. I can't figure out how to edit the left side navigation menu. We have some other sharepoint sites where when I click Edit Page i can drag in webparts ...
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How can I connect to TFS without having to repeatedly type my credentials? Command line mac

How can I avoid typing in credentials every time I use the TF command in terminal? I read the github page and they have an answer that I do not understand. A: You can use Kerberos for ...
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Automatically create hyperlinks in Outlook with varying parameters

In Outlook, is there a way to automatically create hyperlinks with varying parameters? Specifically, I'd like to link to work items in Team Foundation Server, but a general solution would be fine too. ...
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TFS Approvers Field in Release Management - Some Groups Are Missing

In an on-premise TFS (Team Foundation Server) 2017 environment, we are unable to find a few groups from Active Directory in the Approvers field of the Release Management system despite the fact that ...
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Team foundation server how to find a particular user's check-in only

In the Source Control Explorer, against a project by the View History I can see all the check-in done by the users. In case if I want to see a particular user's check-in only, how can I filter? ...
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TFS 2015 -> 2017 Update1 Projects Not Showing In Visual Studio

So after an update to TFS 2017 with Update1 from TFS 2013 All Project Collection Administrators can view/checkout/commit to any project in that collection using the Web UI. When any member of the ...
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How to disable TfsComProviderSvr.exe?

My Explorer.exe in Windows 10 is freezing too often. As TfsComProviderSvr.exe is often at high CPU usage when this happens, I suspect this process is causing it. So, I want to switch it off. How to ...
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How to remove obsolete account from TFS

I'm the TFS 2012 admin, I use cmd "TFSConfig identities" to found lots of obsoleted accounts, but I get stuck at removing these accounts. Methods I used : CMD: tfsconfig accounts /delete account: ...
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How to connect to TFS on Visual Studio for Mac Release Preview

The only two options I can see are git and subversion. I tried entering the url using the subversion option and it did ask me for credentials but the correct credentials never worked.
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Team Foundation Server 2017 new Work Item Look and Feel not “there”

We've installed TFS 2017 as an on-premise installation and this document here states: Feature availability: The new form and its corresponding features are available from Team Services and the ...
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How do I store developer “selvesets” I dont want to push to origin across developers

We just switched from TFSC to GIT, and there are some issues finding a good alternative to shelvesets The use case: As a developer we often want to change certain settings, so that our test ...
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Who can get access to Visual Studio Team Services Package Management feeds?

I'm considering using the Package Management extension for my team, but I've found the documentation to be unclear on how access to feeds is allotted. Is it possible to have "collaborators" (who don'...
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Error TF80080 when connecting Microsoft Project to VSTS

I get error message below when I try to connect Microsoft Project 2016 to my Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS/VSO) project. TF80070: Team Foundation encountered an error while performing the ...
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Connect tfs express 2015 to Visual Studio 2005

I have installed on my Windows 10 machine VS2005 and VS2015. I have created a server with TFS 2015 express. I am able to configure TFS on VS2015 with no issues. I would like to have TFS also on VS2005....
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The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed in a TFS post-build script

We have installed a TFS Build Agent on Windows 2012. In a post-build script we are packing a setup using WIX. But we get the following error, when light.exe : error LGHT0217: Error executing ICE ...