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Notes for TFS Single-Server Deployment on a VPC,

  1. Always refer TFS Installation guide for any details.
  2. Create the user accounts and give them the appropriate permissions as listed in the installation guide.
  3. Run windows update.
  4. Install SQL Server 2005 (choose all except Notification services). I did apply SP1 and the TFS installation wasn't interrupted.
  5. Install the SQL Server and .NET 2.0 hotfixes that can be located in the TFS setup folders.
  6. Run 'Reporting Services Configuration Manager' and refer the below sub-tasks before starting the configuration,
    • Make sure the instance name is listed and visible and connect to that instance.
    • Click 'Report Server Virtual Directory' on the left pane.
    • Check the 'Apply default settings' checkbox and click 'New' button to create the virtual directory.
    • Then, click 'Report Manager Virtual Directory' on the left pane.
    • Execute the third sub task.
    • Click 'Windows Service Identity'. Per the guide, we need to use the Network service. This did not work for me for some reason. Due to this, I was keep on getting an error in the Event log and also in the middle of TFS installation. Then, I changed the service account to windows account. Once this is changed, Web Services Identity (on the left pane ) will also reflect the same account. To make sure this works fine, goto the IIS and browse the Reports virtual directory. If right identity been used, then you should see the Reporting Service home page.
    • Click 'Database Setup' on the left pane. Select the appropriate SQL Server from the list and click connect. Click the 'New' button to create a new ReportServer database and then, give the appropriate account information.
    • Click 'Apply' button at the bottom whenever you want to save the changes.
  7. Make sure 'SQL Browser' windows service is running. (It was 'Disabled' in my case)
  8. Install Windows SharePoint Service 2.0 SP2. (I did got a message while I was installing the TFS, that says to reinstall WSS)
  9. Goto the 'Require Ports' section of the TFS installation guide and run a quick check in IIS.
  10. Check that the 'Network service' account has got read/write permission on '<Drive>:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files' folder.
  11. And of course, Visual Studio 2005, if you want to explore the TFS.
  12. TFS installation was pretty straight forward.
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2:06 PM | Back to top

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