TFS 2013 Release Management Error user does not have access to the release management server

I got an interesting error the other day at a client’s site.  They installed Release Management Update 2013 update 2 RC.  When they tried to open the release management client, they got the error: User xxxxxxxx does not have access to the release management server.  Please contact your administrator. What was weird was the user … [Read more…]

Test Case steps shows Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

I installed TFS 2013 update 2 and visual studio 2013 update 2 RC and when I tried to create a Test Case work item in visual studio, I saw something funny.  In the steps section, it showed “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation”.  I fired up MTM (Microsoft Test Manager) and … [Read more…]

TFS 2013 Release Management not swapping token file with my config file

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In TFS 2013 Release Management, you are supposed to be able to create tokenized versions of your config files.  Everything that I have read indicates that if you want to tokenize your web.config file, you would create an exact copy of the file and you would name it web.config.token and you would place this file … [Read more…]

TFS WorkItemChangedEvent… WHERE IS IT???

In TFS, I sometimes need to write a WorkItemChanged event handler. No biggy, plenty of examples on how to do that. But what’s hard to find is what dll is the class Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Server.WorkItemChangedEvent in? In TFS 2008 it was in Microsoft.teamfoundation.WorkitemTracing.Server.WorkItemChangedEvent. In TFS 2010 it is in Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkitemTracking.server.DataAccessLayer.Dll.

TFS 2010 with Moss 2010 prompts to save for process guidance and all html pages

Was running into this problem. TFS 2010 with MOSS 2010. Whenever i browsed to the process guidance or any html pages in the portal, i would get a prompt to save dialog. Turns out, this is a change in MOSS and their default security settings. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaronbjork/archive/2010/02/15/being-prompted-to-save-your-process-guidance.aspx in a nutshell, open sharepoint central admin, switch to … [Read more…]

TFS 2010 event refresh rate

Out of the box, tfs 2010 batches events together and fires them every 2 minutes. To change this, you need to set the notification delay in the TF registry. Run this script using PowerShell. This will set the delay to 30 seconds. You can set it to zero to fire tfs events immediately. [Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client, Version=10.0.0.0, … [Read more…]

Debugging Visual Studio Integration Packages

Due to the nature of the company I work for, I’ve had to write a bunch of Visual Studio Integration Packages. So what’s the easiest way to debug a VS Integration Package? Right click the project in the Solution Explorer and select Properties. This should bring up the Project configuration pane. Click the debug tab. … [Read more…]