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Team Foundation Server 2010 Setup and Administration

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Team Foundation Server 2010 will be getting some major overhauls to the setup and administration experience. In this interview, Ed Holloway, senior program manager for Team Foundation Server, talks about the changes his team is making. By the end of this interview, Ed will have completely deployed a 1-server Team Foundation Server 2010 instance.

This "Humanized Screencast" is best viewed at fullscreen using the high-quality WMV download.

Update: This post was revised on 10/4 at 10:30 p.m. PST to fix a problem with the original video. If you downloaded the video prior to that you should re-download.


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  • Very glad we're getting improvements to the setup/configuration experience!

    There's something wrong with the video after 17:30.  The video doesn't continue but the audio does continue.  Love to see the stuff at the end.

  • Sorry Ed, looks like you're right - I'm trying to track this one down and will post a new version once I can. Weird thing is it worked at first so I'm not sure what's happening just yet.
  • Ok, we should be good to go again. Sorry for the original problem - I re-encoded the video and tested it to make sure it's all in tact. Gremlins, I tell ya... Smiley
  • We are skipping TFS 2008.  Is there a direct upgrade path planed from TFS 2005 to TFS 2010? 
  • Are there specific privileges that the Service account that is required to configure in TFS 2010?
  • Yes, we are planning to have an upgrade path from both 2005 and 2008 to 2010.
  • The Service accounts will be very similar to those required for TFS2008.

    For less complex installs (single server, no SharePoint or Reporting), Network Service may be used.
  • Looks great now.  Thanks Brian for the update.

  • I get this error in windows media player after clicking on the video above:


    Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there are no streaming protocols selected. Select one or more protocols, and then try again.


    Help?  Smiley


  • Great quick and easy installation demo. Thank you so much.

    Recently, I installed TFS 2010 Beta 2 version in a single server synario and all of sudden data-teir got disappeared from the TFS Configuration console. I did tried to convert the current solution of my company and hanged couple of times.

    I can't access to view any event viwer because it keep on saying that even viewer service didn't started (I installed windows 2008 and SQL 2008). I ran repair from the Program and features at Control Panel twice but it still give me TF34001 connect contact to database.

    Is there any way, I can re-add data-tier? I searched MSDN forum but I wansn't able to find any solution yet.





    PS. Issue resolved. we are on RTM now.

  • I am too getting similar error


    Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there are no streaming protocols selected. Select one or more protocols, and then try again.

  • hey guys - this video does not play...any chance it can be reposted?

  • nabilnabil

    NICE Keep it up!!!

  • Rajesh ShanmugasundaramRajesh ​Shanmugasun​daram

    Splendid, good work mate.Post more of similar videos Brian!

  • FarhanFarhan

    can any one provide me links to download tfs thx in advance

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