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Installing Team Foundation Server in single Server Mode (WSS 2.0)

November 4th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I have installed TFS couple of times, but it has been always in a dual-server mode which basically puts the Team Foundation data and the application tiers on separate computers. Last week, I was asked by a colleague of mine to give him a hand on installing TFS in a single server mode. Well, I am not a TFS expert, but when it comes to a technology that somehow relates to SharePoint somewhere, I step in and learn enough about that technology to protect myself for rainy days in future. As a result, I have been involved in many integration projects that SharePoint is the other end or it is used under the hood. Despite the fact that I am known for 100% SharePoint architecting and dev , I *really* enjoy this type of work a lot more.It is much more fun plus the exposure you can get to other complementary technologies around SharePoint. Obviously, the challenge is always to stay focused and indeed not to be derailed.Okay, back to the issue. I agree wholeheartedly that TFS documentation is really good , but I think it is a bit complicated for many users, definitely lacks some screenshots and a very important tip which is the fact that TFS expects SharePoint configuration database to be called STS_Config_TFS. One other thing that I have found very important (and not emphasized enough in the documentation) is to create and use right user accounts for various steps during the installation process.Having said this , I decided to create a document that describes the installation steps in a more summarized way along with many screenshots of the important steps.

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  1. YorkBlue
    December 5th, 2007 at 01:24 | #1

    Wow, this is a great show Reza. I followed all the steps and managed to successfully instal TFS without any problems. Thanks a lot

  2. BurKaZoiD
    June 19th, 2008 at 12:49 | #2

    I tried downloading the document located here:

    http://www.devhorizon.com/Misc/TFS_Single.docx

    and receive a 404. Do you still have the document somewhere I can access it?

  3. Reza Alirezaei
    June 19th, 2008 at 14:00 | #3

    Sorry , wrong link …. i am updating it . Gimme couple minutes…

  4. Reza Alirezaei
    June 19th, 2008 at 14:36 | #4

    Done.Click on the link inside the post. It should have been updated by now.