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Taken the Team System Plunge - Wallace B. McClure

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Taken the Team System Plunge

Ok, so Microsoft's Team Foundation Server has been available for several years.  We've stuck with a couple of open source source control / project management apps.  John keeps moving things around and trying new stuff.  I've just stuck with the evil SourceSafe because it was simple and it worked and as long it was just me working on something, I've survived.  No more, I need to move out into the world.  I have been working to setup TFS 2008 on Windows 2008 Server with Sql Server 2008, but I found out later that was a no go without SP1 of TFS.  I went back to t Windows 2003 with Sql Server 2005.  It installed and worked pretty easily.  Mickey Goussett andwered a few dumb questions for me.  This morning, I found one final problem.  I had everything setup, but I was getting this weird error about not being able to connect to the Sql Server Reporting Services.  WTF is that all about.  In reading through the error log, it dawned on me that the client was trying to connect using the SMB name of the server even though I was trying to connect over ip.  I set an entry for the server name in my host file and it all seems to be working now.  To make it even better, I have the server running in a virtual server session.  If necessary, I can move the server to whereever I want with just a few hours of notice.  Very nice indeed.  I'm trying the TFS thing.  I hope it all works out!

Posted: Nov 20 2008, 01:48 PM by Wallym | with 3 comment(s)
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Dave said:

Are you using the workgroup edition that is in MSDN?

# November 20, 2008 2:42 PM

Guy Harwood said:

im curious too, maybe next year :-)

# November 20, 2008 4:07 PM

Mika Berglund said:

I had a similar problem in our TFS 2008 environment. We're running on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

The problem occured on some clients when they tried to create new team projects. The create new project wizard quickly failed with an error saying that the projects in SQL Server Reporting Services cannot be enumerated.

The problem was caused by the fact that on the clients experiencing this problem, Team Explorer 2008 was installed after Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Reinstalling SP1 on the client resolved the problem.

Also make sure that you don't have the same situation on the application tier server.

# November 21, 2008 1:45 AM