Installing power tools kills explorer. Sometimes when I start up my computer Explorer crashes and restarts. Sometimes I boot with nothing but a black screen and a mouse pointer (no start menu, no nothing).
Uninstalling power tools fixes everything.
Based on other reviews, interference with explorer has been reported multiple times. I look forward to a fix so this package will be worth installing instead of being a huge waste of time.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT INSTALL TFS Power Tools if you often hibernate or sleep your computer. A few minutes after resuming your computer, TFS Power Tools will cause Windows Explorer to respond very slowly and often hang. Event Viewer will show hundreds of warnings and errors from TFSShellExt per minute since the time your computer was resumed. If you are quick enough you can open Task Manager and kill the TFS processes and wait a couple of minutes for Windows to return to normal, otherwise you'll have to restart your computer.
This problem has been discussed online and reported to the TFS Power Tools Team and still nothing has been done about it. Despite being a great tool otherwise, any productivity you would have gained by using it is voided by that nasty bug.
Whilst the functionality is useful, this plugin invariably causes Windows Explorer (explorer.exe) process to run at 100% CPU, effectively rendering the PC unusable until Explorer is killed. Whatever the problem, it needs to be fixed.
When I installed VS 2013 and did not find the clone build and wildcard find option I wasn't happy at all. These are nice little productivity tools. TFPT provides that and a lot of other work item modification capabilities. A must have for any TFS Admin!
Hello I have 2013 Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Shell (Integrated)
Version 12.0.21005.1 REL
Microsoft .NET Framework
Installed Version: IDE Standard
Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013 06154-004-0430007-02069
Microsoft Team Explorer for Visual Studio 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools 12.0
Power Tools that extend the Team Foundation Server integration with Visual Studio.
I want to modify WIT from sever but power tools are not opening after I connect to team project on which I want to work on...please help.
I've installed the 2013 Power Tools and can't seem to find tfpt.exe. I've searched all folders under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0 and C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools with no luck.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
We seem to be hitting an issue where the executable (and the dlls) are removed from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2013 Power Tools\" some time after being installed.
Perhaps, this is related to VS2015 installation.
We are able to return the executable by uninstall+install of tfpt2013.
If you encountered something similar, where you ever able to determine what triggered the executable to disappear?
I cloned build definition using tfpt clone.
The source build has Get Sources From Git set. The cloned build does not have this option and there is no way to switch from TFS sources to Git.
Is there any workaround for that ?
When I right click on a folder and select History in the Windows Explorer menu, I get history for only that folder. When I do the same for the Check In action, it shows a window with all changes and not only for that folder.
Is it possible to get only the pending changes for that folder, just like history only shows history for just that folder?
After upgrading to TFS 2015 from 2013, I'm getting an error in Visual Studio 2013 when trying to access WIT from server, "Index(Zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument list."
as stated above I'm using visual studio 2013 with power tools 2013, I tried installing power tools 2015, however, it then doesn't give the option of connecting to WIT server.
Using TFS 2013 w/Update 4 On-Premise, 2013 Power Tools - Update 2 (12.1.00402.0), Team Explorer for MS VS 2013 (12.0.21005.13) on a 64-bit Windows 7 OS.
I've been trying to resolve this on my own for several weeks with no success. If I attempt to perform a Check-In or Undo... I get an error: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: key
I can perform Get Selected Item(s), Add and it seems like all of the other commands except for Check-In and Undo...
I've uninstalled all previous Power Tools and Team Explorers, reinstalled only the 2013 versions and reordered the icon overlays to make sure the TFS Shell Extension icons are loaded first. Icons work great, everything except for Check-In and Undo... from the Explorer Shell. I have to go into Visual Studio in order to perform Check-In and Undo...
Any guidance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I only saw one other person mention this issue (below) but no resolution was posted.