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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 fails
    1 Posts | Last post April 04, 2011
    • I was able to create a backup plan successfully and it backs up everything until it gets to Sharepoint, then it fails with:
      Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException: Backup failed for Server 'np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$Microsoft##SSEE\sql\query'.  ---> Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SmoException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Cannot open backup device '\\SERVER2008R2-2\TeamFoundationServerBackups\SharePoint_Config_fe690964-b313-45aa-9c34-a94d3b6c1acf_20110404084437F.back'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.).
      I've spent too much time trying to find an answer to this error via Google, so I thought I'd see if anyone here could give me some help here.
  • Process Template does not fully support Work Items edition
    1 Posts | Last post April 04, 2011
    • In example, If you set LabelControl with LabelHyperlink, it fills UrlRoot but it doesn't fill UrlPath, leaving it in an "unvalidable" value. Url paramaterization is not supported either.
      Finally, you need to go to xml editor and edit controls from a xml editor.
      If you saved a work item from TFSPT, it will override xml edited wit.
  • Windows Shell Compare
    1 Posts | Last post March 30, 2011
    • The compare button in the windows shell doesn't respect the custom compare tool I have setup in Visual Studio. Any ideas on where to access this setting for the Windows Shell?
  • TFS Backup - March 2010 ver - link for wizard doesn't work
    1 Posts | Last post March 30, 2011
    • I've installed the March 2011 version of the TFS Power Tools onto two different installations of TFS 2010.  When clicking on the link for the wizard to create the initial TFS backup config it never launches a window for the wizard.
      Any suggestions?
  • Would anyone know where the tool gets the list of Machines for Machine Health Check?
    1 Posts | Last post March 29, 2011
    • I have recently renamed my TFS machine but the tool tries to scan both of them. In other words, when I start the scan I can see Machine HealthCheck for both names of the computer. All the checks for the nonexistent, naturally, computer fail.
  • Error while creating TFS backup
    3 Posts | Last post March 29, 2011
    • I'm trying to create backup of TFS using this power tool. I m getting following error 
      Error	[ Backup Plan Verifications ] An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
      Error	[ Grant Backup Plan Permissions ] Grant failed for Server 'server'. 
      Error	[ Grant Backup Plan Permissions ] An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
      Error	[ Grant Backup Plan Permissions ] An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
      Error	[ Grant Backup Plan Permissions ] The task has been configured with an unsupported combination of account settings and run time options. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80041314). Verification failed to create backup using the backup path specified. Please make sure you have permissions on the backup folder.
      anybody can help. 
      thanks .. 
    • See these blog for known issues
    • We are facing the same issue, this was not present in previous version of TFS Power Tools, can it be related to the fact that our server is Windows 2003?
  • Can I block checkins with empty comments via Power Tools March 2011?
    1 Posts | Last post March 23, 2011
    • It looks like some of previous versions were able to do this, but what happened to that policy in that pack or what can I use instead?
  • Error TF248021 from Work Item Query Policy
    1 Posts | Last post March 22, 2011
    • We're seeing an error being thrown by the Work Item Query Policy when it is configured to use a hierarchical query.
      This appears similar to the problem encountered in
  • Team Members Issue
    1 Posts | Last post March 18, 2011
    • We're trying to use the Team Members feature of Power Tools. In TFS I'm an admin and everything seems to be working fine. After installing PowerTool on another team member machine and right-clicking on Team Members-->Personal Setting we get the error "object reference not set to an instance of an object". I this a permission issue? we tried to reinstall PowerTools without sucess.
  • Version says 2010
    1 Posts | Last post March 17, 2011
    • When I install the tfs power tools 2011 it says I am installing the 2010 version is this right?
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