As a whole the power tools are very useful, thank you for continuing to update and release these!
The process editor, on the other hand, really needs a big overhaul. I think you probably already know what we need -- the hotness basically -- a fully WYSIWYG editor for forms, better attribute explorer, a tree/repositiory type view for process guidance, etc..
Once again, thanks for continuing to put out this valuable release!
Looks like a good set of tools and backup is most important. Thanks for the tool set. However for me the backup is not working for just one collection and every other collection gets backed up. I even tried to change the SQL Server connection timeout parameter. Exact error that I get is timeout for one of collections.
Clearly the backup and restore power tools are a great step forward from the original documented way on the MSDN site, but I found some glaring oversights in the documentation for a novice such as myself, when performing a complete restore of all the data to a replacement server (to replicate a complete server failure).
1. When I installed the Power Tools on the TFS server, it didn’t install the help files, I had to install the Power Tools on and Win 7 client machine to get the help documentation 2. Lack of information about what permissions are needed to restore the backup. I had to grant the account I used to create the backup SysAdmin rights on the whole SQL instance. This might not be the recommended method, but it worked for me. 3. Once the restore has finished you still need to configure the TFS Server. Despite the documentation stating ‘After the data is restored, the Success page appears, and your deployment of Team Foundation Server is ready to use.’, it isn’t. You need to run the Application Tier configuration wizard.
Documentation request: Templates can be exported/imported simply using cut/copy/paste functions. I searched for a long time for menu-driven functions for that task before trying to use the clipboard on a lark. It's awesome that it works, but please make that fact more obvious.
I Had the problem when backing up the big database in TFS 2010 using this tool. I was having time out issues. to resolve this follow the below steps
go to your SQL Server, connect to the required instance of SQL server with SQL Server Management Studio right Click on the Server instace, go to properties Choose Connection tab and change the Remote Connection Time out limit from 600 Seconds to your required limit, you can make it double
Cheers! Sanjay Kumar at Eservices email@example.com
TFPT annotate displays all lines with latest changeset for all files. In actually each of the lines in the file is edited with diffferent changesets. Has any one faced this issue here. I am using power tools 2010.
TFPT annotate wrongly displays all lines with latest changeset for all files. But each of the lines in the file is added with diffferent changesets. As one faced this issue before while using annotate cmd. I have tried in power tools 2010 and 2012.
Could any of you indicate me the name of the XML node for SCVMM in ConfigPT.xml, file which is located either in your backup path or "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation\Server Configuration".
This is because PT Backup plan does not recognize my SCVMM database because SCVMM is installed on another server.
Thanks beforehand !
I've used the TFS Power Tools recovery capabilities to new hardware successfully before. However, on a separate TFS 2010 instance, when testing the recovery to new hardware I get the following error for all databases:
Error while restoring the database Tfs_Configuration. Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException: Restore failed for Server 'xxx-yy-zz01'. ---> Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SmoException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: This differential backup cannot be restored because the database has not been restored to the correct earlier state.
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExecutionManager.ExecuteNonQueryWithMessage(StringCollection queries, ServerMessageEventHandler dbccMessageHandler, Boolean errorsAsMessages)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.BackupRestoreBase.ExecuteSql(Server server, StringCollection queries)
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Restore.SqlRestore(Server srv)
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Restore.SqlRestore(Server srv)
at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Admin.Helpers.RestoreFactory.RestoreFullUsingSMO(String serverName, String databaseName, String path, String bakFile, Boolean noRecovery, Boolean renameExistingDatabases, Int32 statementTimeout)
at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.PowerTools.Admin.RestoreConfigurator.DoRestore(OperationContext context)
I tried restoring selecting various transaction and differential backups, same error each time. I'm between a rock and a hard place if the Backup tools cannot restore :( Any one seen this before?
I am seeing two errors in the event log, this is a constant thing. Are these two things related? What can I do to fix it?
The first is:
TFS Shell Extension event:\n Failed to create COM provider for notification event.
Followed by the second:
Faulting application name: TfsComProviderSvr.exe, version: 10.0.40219.0, time stamp: 0x4edeeb5c
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x7577492b
Faulting process id: 0xba8
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce6c2b85918e33
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools\TfsComProviderSvr.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
I would like to customize my work item say, Bug for capturing more information for reporting purpose. I am successfull in customizing the bug work item using TFS Power Tool for a particular Project / Application available under one project collection.
Now, i want the same customized fields to be available to the work item (Bug) across my TFS, regardless of under which the project collection it is created. How can i do it. Any help is highly appreciated.
When I attempt to run the tcmpt.exe command, my query always times out:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Test Attachment Cleaner>tcmpt.exe attachmentcle
anup /collection:http://server:8080/tfs/defaultcollection /teamproject:"Project" /settingsfile:"SampleSettings\Scenario1-SizeGreaterThan100MB.xml" /mode:
Logging output to defaultcollection_Project_2012-08-08.025115.log
..........Team Foundation services are not available from server Server\Def
Technical information (for administrator):
The operation has timed out
I'm running this against TFS 2010.
Was there an answer on this thread? We have just migrated to a 2010 server and now I’m getting the same message. Works fine in VS2010 but I cannot connect with the 2010 TFS MSSCCI Provider.
What is the solution? Downgrade back to the 2008 FTS Server?
i've got file in tfs that has 2 changesets in history:
- my changeset
- branch changeset (first changeset in the branch created by 'branch' operation)
when i call tfpt annotate on that file, it says all lines changed in latest changeset ('my changeset') which is incorrect.
it looks like this tool do not compare 'branch' changesets, i think it's a bug
I have installed both VS2010 and Lync 2013
Whenever I start VS2010 and the team members node is populated the Lync window pops up. At the same time all/most of the contacts in Lync are added as contacts or links in contacts in Outlook. The results is 10s of links and on my phine (iPhone) the same contact available 10s of times with no way of easy deleting them. :(
Any thought what could be going on here and maybe how to solve it?