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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

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by podpolanec | January 27 2015

Thanks for this useful tool.

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by DsantanaBR | May 20 2014


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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 ?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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by Ali.Alikhani | June 28 2013

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by Nagsen Meshram | June 05 2013

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

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by Sergio Parra | April 27 2013

Great set of tools! It makes all easier!

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by BasantP | November 15 2012

This is nice tool and make TFS funtions easier..

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by BruceP | November 07 2012

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by Fabiano Batista | August 07 2012

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

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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

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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.

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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...

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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.

5 Star
by Mr. Wharty | June 08 2012

Another must have add-in

Great tools for TFS...

5 Star
by verma.nitin | May 17 2012

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  • Backup wizard now valid for Disaster Recovery?
    1 Posts | Last post August 31, 2011
    • Hi,
      As others we found out that the older versions of TFSPT had some issues that in praxis meant that the backup wizard couldn't be used for backups that must support a DR *.
      I see from description that, with this august drop, using the TFSPT backup wizard is all I need for complete backup? So in case of DR I will be able to restore on new hardware etc?
      Of course this has to be tried out, but I'd like a comment from the authors too because this "new" behaviour is not marked as "new" in the description.
  • Feature Request - in search, pull up work item by id
    1 Posts | Last post August 30, 2011
    • I'm glad that search has been added. I'd like to see the ability to type in a work item id in the search box and have it go straight to the work item. Much like this extension:
  • Search for work items
    1 Posts | Last post August 26, 2011
    • I like this feature, but which fields are used by the search and can i add new fields to the query?
  • BSOD After Install
    1 Posts | Last post August 25, 2011
    • Has anyone been experiencing the blue screen of death after installing 10.0.40818.0 on Windows 7 x64? They occur several times a day.
  • How to configure email alerts when the build is started.
    3 Posts | Last post August 22, 2011
    • I am using VSTF power tools and was able to configure email alerts on completion of build. I might be missing something but I was not able to find any options to configure email alerts when the build starts.
    • Hi,
      Would'nt that be the "New Build" in the templates (of menu Team - Alert Explorer - New Alert button) 
    • A great question. "New Build" seems to map to the 'BuildCompletionEvent2' event - eg. completion not starting. I can't see anything that provides this event myself.
  • Truncation of logfiles is still not working in March 2011 release
    1 Posts | Last post August 19, 2011
    • The truncation of logfiles is still not working with march 2011 release on my system. Is there anything that needs to be done after installing the march 2011 version?
  • TFS Admin Console can't load Team Foundation Backup page
    3 Posts | Last post August 11, 2011
    • From the the TFS Admin Console, when I select the Team Foundation Backup item (march 2011 version), an error "There is an error in XML document (0, 0)" is displayed. I have reinstalled several time with no resolution.
    • Hello? Anyone? We have spent 3 days on this and can't find any solutions. What would cause the admin console to fail loading the xml doc used for the Power Tools back up? Where does this xml file exist on the computer?
    • Ok finally found it! Defect-If the ConfigPT.xml file exists (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation\Server Configuration)but is empty, the snap-in crashes. This is the opposite of the the "fixed" defect where the snapin crashed if there was NO file.
  • TFPT review - cannot review other users shelveset
    1 Posts | Last post August 10, 2011
    • How do you review a shelveset created by other users?
      Example: User_A created a shelveset named "testshelveset". And I want to review this shelveset.
      I tried the command as following and it does not work...
      > tfpt review /shelveset:testshelveset;User_A
      > tfpt review /shelveset:"testshelveset";"User_A"
      TFPT returns the message...
      No shelvesets found matching testrevue;<my_userid>
      Note: I can see the shelveset with the command "tf shelvesets /owner:User_A".
  • Seeing alerts for all Developers
    1 Posts | Last post August 05, 2011
    • One of problems we have with end users are compliants that they are receiving too many alerts.  From this I then need to see what alerts are actully in place.  Currently there is no place where I can see all the alerts in the database, it would be great if there is a place where I can see all the alerts.
  • The Backup Wizard does not work
    2 Posts | Last post July 26, 2011
    • I used Domain Administrator to run SQL Sever EXPRESS, and Domain Administrator to setup the backup. Still get the permission error on last two steps. I tried local folder and remote folder. All failed.
      I can open share folder from Window Explore without any problem. I use windows Server 2003.
      There is the error log.
      [Error  @21:50:54.710] Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException: Backup failed for Server 'newv7\SqlExpress'.  ---> Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ExecutionFailureException: An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot open backup device '\\Newv7\TFSBackup\temp_20110711165054.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).
      BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ConnectionManager.ExecuteTSql(ExecuteTSqlAction action, Object execObject, DataSet fillDataSet, Boolean catchException)
         at Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection.ExecuteNonQuery(String sqlCommand, 
    • make sure that all accounts have full control on the folder (if its a local one) and have access to the network share. i had to authorize !TFSService, TFSSetup (user to install and configure the backup plan) and the user running the sql service (network service)
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