Installing Team Foundation Server 2008

March 24, 2009 at 10:20 am 3 comments


I installed Team Foundation server 2008 (TFS 2008) Single  on Windows server 2003 Enterprise Edition. Well it is Single Server Deployment and i used Virtual Machine for testing environment. Before we going into detail step for installation, First thing first, which mean Pre-Requisite for installing Single Server Deployment of TFS 2008.

Single Server Deployment Pre-Requisite

A single-server deployment of Team Foundation Server means that you install the application-tier and data-tier components on a single server that is joined to a domain or a workgroup. (In this post, i am doing it on Workgroup. Well, its same for Domain, just need to create Domain User accounts instead of creating local account. But keep this thing in mind that you cannot install TFS 2008 on domain controller. To do this you need to raise the windows 2003 Forest functional level, To Read more about it See the Article Domain Functional Level).

  1. Required Accounts:

 You can create separate accounts for TFS Setup (TFSSETUP) TFS Service (TFSService) and WSS Services(WSSService) or you can use built in account of local user or network service account.

If you install and configure Team Foundation Server on a single server that is a member of a workgroup, you can use local user accounts instead of domain user accounts as the service accounts. (This is what i used.)

2. Internet Information Services (IIS)

On servers that are running Windows Server 2003, you can use Control Panel to install Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. In addition to the default options, you must configure IIS 6.0 with these options:

  • ASP.NET must be enabled.

  • FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions must not be installed. (SharePoint Products and Technologies is incompatible with FrontPage Server Extensions.)

  • The IIS 5.0 isolation option must not be enabled.

3. SQL Server

install SQL Server with the specified options for a deployment of Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server. If you have an existing installation that meets these requirements, you do not need to install SQL Server. I install SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition with Analysis Services and Reporting Services. During Installation Wizard, on Reporting Server Installation option page, Click Install but do not configure server, and click Next TFS will configure the reporting server for you.

4. SharePoint Product & Technologies

You must install SharePoint Products and Technologies as a part of the logical application tier for Team Foundation Server. To meet this requirement, you can install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

You can install it before TFS installation, or WSS can also be installed as part of the TFS installation.

if you already have SharePoint installed, then you must know the Base URL addresses for the Central Administration site and Default Site with port numbers. During installation you will need this other wise TFS will not be installed.

 Single Server Deployment Installation

Following procedure will guide you through installation wizard, but be sure that you already have Pre-Requisite installed.


Select Team Foundation Server and Click Install

In Next Screen, Supply Product Key and Accept the terms and Click Next


Select the Installation path and Click Next to continue…


Type the name of database SQL Server, and click Next


Setup will do the Health Check of your System, After it if the System health check is ok then Click Next to Continue otherwise click on "Click Here" to see and resolve the issues. And then again Re-Scan and Click Next


Provide the Service Account, which you created in local user group  to run the service, you can also select use a System Account option and use Local Service or Local User Account. click Next


On this screen you can continue with First option if you want to use the same account as you mentioned in previous screen but if you created separate account for it then specify it and click Next … (I select the First option)


If WSS or MOSS are already installed then select the 2nd option and provide the Base URLs for central administration and Default site. Otherwise select the first option to install and configure the WSS 3.0 on the system. I selected the 2nd option and provide the URL with port numbers and when you click Next it will validate the URLs and then move on.


On this screen specify the account which you created for WSS services or use the first option to go with the TFS Service account. I selected the first option and Click Next


If Email Server is configured which I don’t have in this case , select Enable option and specify server address and email address here otherwise leave it unchecked and click Next.


It will display you the ready to install screen to review and Click Install to continue. If SharePoint (WSS or MOSS 2007) is already installed then Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 option would not be there, otherwise it will install and configure WSS 3.0 during setup.


This screen will appear, wait until it finish installation. Again the components in the list depends on if it is previously installed or not.


At the End it will come up with the Completed Successfully screen. Just Click Finish to end the installation Wizard. (It will ask to Restart the Windows, So Restart!..)


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