Monday, 15 October 2012

Configure TFS 2010 as a build server - part 1

After a few weeks of trying to find the time I finally got around configuring our TFS 2010 server as a build server. Due to a dearth of servers in our environment our TFS server is actually an all in one server, DB included.

The only pre-requisite is an already configured instance of TFS 2010 and a default collection created.
  1. Start Team foundation server administration console. (Start| All programs | Microsoft Team Foundation 2010 | Team foundation server administration console)
  2. On the  Build Configuration item, click on Configure Installed Features, which will start this wizard.
  3. Ensure Configure Team Foundation Build Service is selected and Click Start Wizard.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select the relevant collection, in our case we are using the default collection and click Next.
  6. Click Next
  7.  Enter User Credentials and click Next.
  8. Click Verify. [The warning is due to the Widnwos Firewall being switched off]
  9. Click Configure.
  10. Configuration should only take a few minutes.
  11. Configuration Completed.

At this point TFS is ready to start, however there are a few things that need to be installed in order for it to work properly. I will discuss these in in part 2. discuss the ne

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