Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1 Configuration

After finishing my last post on the installation of Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 1, I closed down for the day and went home (now now, no judging…​that was a long post). Today I’m back to go over the configuration of TFS 2010 Beta.

If you’re coming to this blog post from my last one on the installation of TFS 2010 Beta, you will have just restarted your server and the Team Foundation Server configuration screen should be up. That’s where we’ll be starting here.

01 Welcome

At the first configuration page, you must decide which confiruation path you want to take. The descriptions that the page gives are quite helpful in deciding which path to take since they give "You want to use this if…​" and "You don’t want to use this if…​" sections for each option. For my purposes (Single-server installation with Sharepoint not installed yet and using the default instance of SQL Server), the Default Configuration will suffice. Click Next.

The next page of the configuration wizard (if Default Configuration was selected) simply indicates that some tests will be performed on the server to determine if certain pre-requisites are met for a proper configuration. Click Next.

03 Enter Service Account

Here you are prompted for a service account. This account will be used as the service account to run Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) and SQL Reporting Services. For my instance, I created a domain user account called TFSWSSService (creative, yeah?). If you want, you can click Test to confirm that the username and password work. After typing in the requested username and password, click Next.

04 Rediness Checks Successful

Here the configuration wizard runs tests on your server to confirm everything is installed properly. The first time through, I received a warning on the first test because my firewall was disabled (I talked about that in the last post regarding installing TFS). Since we’re all learning here, I elected to re-enable my firewall so I could have the problems that accompany closed firewall ports (the more problems you have, the better you get at troubleshooting the given system, right?). Click Next.

05 Applying Configuration Settings

Here’s where the real fun begins…​if you can classify sitting around for about 20 minutes watching a looping progress bar as fun.

06 Success

Once the configuration is complete and assuming you had no errors or warnings on previous screens, you should seen a screen that says what we all love to exclaim at the end of a long project…​SUCCESS. The great thing is that if you click Next, it continues to say Success as well as telling you where you can find the configuration log. How considerate. Click Close.

That’s it for now. If you followed my last post on the installation of TFS, you probably noticed that I installed Team Build as well as TFS. My next post will be on the configuration of Team Build.

Thanks for reading.