Install and Configure Team Foundation Server 2012

Rama Sagar
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This Article explains you to how to install and Configure Team Foundation Server 2012 on your windows server 2012 64 bit machine that has Visual studio 2012.

Introduction

This Article explains you to how to install and Configure Team Foundation Server 2012 on your windows server 2012 64 bit machine that has Visual studio 2012.

Here you can know about TFS 2012
You can find my previous article on how to install windows server 2012 through this link

Following are the Steps to Install and Configure Team Foundation server 2012


1. Download Team Foundation Server through link http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads


2. Find the ISO file in the specified folder in the name of VS2012.3 TFS Express enu.iso... you can mount it to the virtual drive or else you can also open it with latest WinRAR software as shown below…

3. Now Double click on tfs_server. This will Launch Team Foundation server install shield…Select the folder and click on install now as shown below
       


4. After successful installation you will prompt to configure TFS with wizard option as shown in the Below figure

Points to Remember:
The Basic Configuration wizard helps you to install TFS with least amount of preliminary work where you can also install new Sql Server Instance…..and also help you in tracking bugs, Assigning tasks and other work items you can also web access to log & resolve bugs….The Drawback is you cannot able to configure Reporting and SharePoint with this Basic wizard and that will comes under standard configuration wizard
5. Click on start wizard which will migrate to the window as shown below and click on next

6. Here you will be prompt to select an option for Sql server instance
Option 1 you can Install SQL Server Express to host the configuration database on an instance of SQL Server 
Express, and then click next.
Option 2 Choose Use an existing SQL Server Instance to host the configuration database on an existing instance of
SQL Server, Here you have to enter the name of the server that is running SQL Server or the named instance that 
will host the configuration database, and click Next. You can also test to validate the connectivity of SQL Server.

7. Here I have selected Option 1 


8. The wizard validates the configuration as shown below

9. Click next here it will check the whether the system is ready to configure like system verification, Data Tier, 
Application Tier and Project collection. Be ensure that all the checks passed. If the checks have been Failed There 
may be some issue with your Sql server (Data Tier). A restart may be required for (System verification)

10. Click on Configure to start the Configuration which will migrate to the window as shown below

11. Click on Next to Review the results

12. After successful configuration Administrator console window for TFS will appear as shown

That’s it we have successfully done installing and configuration of TFS 2012…… In my Next Article I will explain you how to create Team project and how to track bugs and How to assign 
tasks to team Thanks for reading my article…………
 


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Rama Sagar
Full Name: RamaSagar Pulidindi
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A Software Profesional working in Microsoft .NET technologies since year 2008, and I work for Dake ACE. I am passionate about .NET technology and love to contribute to the .NET community at Dot Net Funda

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