Team Foundation Server Power Tools December 2011

Microsoft Free

Power Tools are a set of enhancements, tools and command-line utilities that increase productivity of Team Foundation Server scenarios.

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by dscse | September 16 2015

by podpolanec | January 27 2015

Thanks for this useful tool.

by DsantanaBR | May 20 2014


by Ohad Redlich | May 19 2014

I downloaded and tried to install, but then I get: Error 1334. The file 'AlertsExplorer.mht' cannot be installed .....

Am I the only one ?

by Bobby Barry | March 18 2014

I just want to see other people's reviews and it is forcing me to rate the product first! I've not used the tool.

by DevDan2014 | February 17 2014

This solved my problem. If you are after enforcing code-commenting, then download and install this program.
Add the new "policy" that is now available in Source control and restart Visual Studio.
Users now have to enter comments.

by Indu Venu711 | August 08 2013

I am trying to install this , but it always gives me an error "Error : 1001"

Can someone please help.

by Ali.Alikhani | June 28 2013

by Nagsen Meshram | June 05 2013

tfpt.exe workitem /update doesn't work. Anyone knows whom to contact?

by Sergio Parra | April 27 2013

Great set of tools! It makes all easier!

by BasantP | November 15 2012

This is nice tool and make TFS funtions easier..

by BruceP | November 07 2012

by Fabiano Batista | August 07 2012

I tested the backup tool feature, and it worked perfectly. Very handy tool.

by 吴慧锋 | August 02 2012

dose not work in vs 2012 rc, work with vs 2010 but can not edit Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2.0 - Preview 4

by GanganapalliPavanKumar | July 01 2012

It is very nice being able to edit XAML within the build process templates. This should be a common tool within Visual Studio. Thanks for doing this.

by smartellie | June 20 2012

Don't know why I cannot view the 78 reviews that others have written. Microsoft - get with the "app" process - we all expect to see other reviews before we buy a product...

by Gerald Bauer | June 15 2012

It is nice being able to edit XAML within the build process templates. This should be a common tool within Visual Studio. Thanks for doing this.

by Mr. Wharty | June 08 2012

Another must have add-in

Great tools for TFS...

by verma.nitin | May 17 2012

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  • import work item using VS2010 to TFS 2012
    1 Posts | Last post September 29, 2015
    • I am trying to customize work item using this VS2010 power tool and import to a TFS2012 server. But even if i do not change the workitem and try to just import i get the below error:
      Error importing work item type definition:
      The 'HideReadOnlyEmptyField' attribute is not declared.
      Please help.
  • VS2013
    1 Posts | Last post June 04, 2014
    • does it work with VS 2013 ?
  • Error 1334 upon installation
    1 Posts | Last post May 19, 2014
    • I downloaded and tried to install, but then I get: Error 1334. The file 'AlertsExplorer.mht' cannot be installed .....
      Am I the only one ?
  • Forward Compatibility
    1 Posts | Last post April 16, 2014
    • Can an older version of TFS Power Tools (for VS 2010) work against a newer version of TFS (like TFS 2013)?  Or is there an updated version of the Power Tools required?
  • TFPT annotate error
    2 Posts | Last post March 05, 2014
    • 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.
  • TFS Backup plan - ConfigPT.xml and SCVMM
    1 Posts | Last post August 12, 2013
    • Hi everyone,
      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 !
  • Restore to new hardware failing
    1 Posts | Last post July 18, 2013
    • Hello,
      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?
  • Error after install
    1 Posts | Last post June 18, 2013
    • 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:, 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
  • Customizing a work item gloabally using TFS Power Tool
    1 Posts | Last post March 05, 2013
    • Hello,
      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.
      Arun Nambiar
  • Download previous versions
    1 Posts | Last post February 27, 2013
    • I'm trying to install the December 2011 version, but setup keeps asking for the MSI of the August 2011 version which I don't have any more.
      Where can I get it so I can uninstall it?
      Any other ideas?
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