Contains notes and lessons in working technology, especially .NET, Azure, DevOps, Agile, and Team Foundation Server.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TFS Build Servers

By default TFS 2010 installs the build server with the fully qualified domain name as part of the path.  In our environment, this caused the build servers to be unreachable.  You can change this by going to TFS Admin Console on the build server, stop the build service, open the properties window, and remove the domain name from the path:

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Configure Team Build 2010 to use a Proxy Server

If you want to set up the TFS 2010 Build server to use the TFS Proxy server, you’ll need to log in with the build account on the server and modify the registry with the following entries:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\10.0\TeamFoundation\SourceControl\Proxy]

"Enabled"="True"

"Url"="http://proxyservername:8081"

These entries are set when you use the Visual Studio UI to configure proxy usage, so if you have Visual Studio installed on the build server, you can configure it through the VS settings dialog.