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I've always been a HUGE promotor of using tools to drive process and when TFS Beta 3 was released I was one of the first ones who decided to lay hands on it and give it a shot. I've never been able to make it work however, untill today!

I went through the whole cycle of having setup detect missing pre-requsites multiple times (the price you pay for not having the patience to read the documentation :) ). Here's the process I followed this time:

I started off with installation of IIS - followed by registering ASP.NET 2.0 with IIS using aspnet_regiis.exe -i. Once done i installed Windows Sharepoint Services and then SQL Server 2005 (NOT as a Named Instance). Everything seemed to go fine and after multiple attempts the install was successfull - no errors - no warnings (other than a pre-requisite warning about my windows firewall not being installed).

However, when I started creating a project using the VS.NET 2005 Beta - the project creation failed with an error which said that permission was denied and connection was closed by remote host. After hours of googling I finally founds some answers - which did the trick! The explnations and the whole long story is in the user board but cutting a long story short - all I had to do was run iexplore http://hrportal1:8080/services/v1.0/Registration.asmx (local host is important!!! we obviously, can't run the service remotely!) - find the port number in the WSSAdminSerive's URL node and reset the port of the Sharepoint Admin. Site to this port. Once done, I bounced my IIS and tried project creation from a remote machine. Worked like a charm!!!

Now I am looking at more reading material at TFS - any ideas would be great!!

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 10:03 PM Quick Tips And Solutions | Back to top

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