Solutions Architect, AgileThought
You are the new TFS Admin!
What Is TFS?
Work Item Tracking
Data Collection and Reporting
Ports and Protocols
Tfs_Configuration Describes TFS deployment, including the name and
location of the other databases
Tfs_Collection Version control, builds, and work items for each Collection
Tfs_Warehouse Optimized for reporting
Tfs_Analysis Analysis Services – Organizes data in a cube structure
ReportServer Reports and Report configuration
ReportServer_TempDB Temporary Reporting Data
WSS_Config SharePoint Configuration
WSS_Content SharePoint Content
WSS_AdminContent SharePoint Administration
Warehouse Control Web Service
• Admin Console used to rebuild the cube
Setting ID Description
How long a job will wait in a running state to
perform an update to the cube.
How long a job will wait for a processing call to
Analysis Services to finish.
Time of day when the full processing of the
Analysis Services cube is started.
How long a job will wait in a running state for
another adapter that is making schema changes.
FullProcessIntervalSeconds Frequency at which the cube is fully processed.
Frequency at which the cube is incrementally
Maximum number of commands that can run in
Frequency at which the relational database is
How long a job will wait to acquire exclusive access
to the schema change method.
How long a job will wait to acquire an exclusive
access to a data warehouse resource.
TFS Administration Console
Manage users and permissions
Create and manage Team Project Collections
Add and manage SharePoint Web applications
Create and manage Virtual Labs
Add and manage build environments
Review server status
Team Project Collections
Single database for all projects
Share reports, work items, process guidance
Code can be easily built, branched, merged
SharePoint application/site collection
Team Foundation Background Job
Scheduling mechanism for Web services and jobs
• Log on as a service
• Farm Administrators group for any SharePoint
Web applications that Team Foundation Server
• TFSExecRole or both of the following:
TFSService • Log on as a service
• Farm Administrators group for SharePoint
• TFSExecRole or both of the following:
TFSReports • Allow log on locally on the application-tier server and on
the server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services
• TFSWareHouseDataReader on the report server
TFSBuild Log on as a service
TFSLab Log on as a service
TFSProxy Log on as a service
TFSTest Log on as a service
WebAppService Log on as a service
• Share Process Guidance
SharePoint is optional
• SharePoint Services 3.0
• SharePoint Server 2007, 2010
• Uses Extensions for SharePoint products
Other Administrative Opportunities
Controllers and Agents
TFSConfig – Manage Server configuration
TFSLabConfig – Manage Lab service
TFSSecurity – Review and Manage objects, groups, users,
TFSServiceControl – stop/start all TFS Services
TFSDeleteProject – Delete a Team Project
TFSFieldMapping – Map MS Project fields
witadmin – create, delete, import, export work item-
Best Practices Analyzer
Backup Plan Restore Wizard
Yes, You are the new TFS Admin!
App TierServicesEventSecurityVersion ControlWork Item TrackingLab ManagementVMM AdministrationTest Agent Controller
Data TierSQL ServerApplication TierWeb ServicesBuild ServerBuild Controller & AgentsClientVisual StudioOther ServicesSharePointReporting ServicesVirtual Machine Manager & Library
TFS_Configuration This database stores the catalog of resources and the configuration information for Team Foundation Server. This database contains the operational stores for Team Foundation Server. Instance of SQL Server that is used when Team Foundation Server is first installed and configuredTFS_Warehouse This database stores the data for reports. Instance of SQL Server that is used when Team Foundation Server is first installed and configuredTFS_Analysis This multi-dimensional database stores the aggregated data from team project collections. Instance of SQL Server that is used when Team Foundation Server is first installed and configuredDatabases for team project collections Each team project collection has its own database, where data is stored for all team projects in the collection. Instance of SQL Server that is compatible with Team Foundation Server.
A single database that stores all the data for every project in each collection. Administrators can back up and restore this database independently of other collections.A scalable method that administrators can use to manage the resources that development efforts require. Administrators can reassign resources to better meet the demands of the projects within a collection. Team project collections provide project administrators with the following advantages:A grouping of related projects that can share reports, work items, and process guidance, as well as a code base.An autonomous code base that can be built, branched, merged, and iterated according to the needs of the projects within the collection. Code dependencies outside the collection can be formally managed.
A SharePoint Web application and site collection to host team project portals for projects in the collectionA SharePoint site or Web site to act as the portal for a team projectA server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services to provide default reports and dashboards that show the progress of a team projectUpgraded reports and dashboards when you upgrade your deployment to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Guidance for team project members about the processes to follow when working in the team projectAutomated e-mails that inform project members of changes in the team project
The Visual Studio Team Foundation Background Job Agent service provides a general scheduling mechanism for Web services and jobs for Team Foundation. This Windows service is also used to run the tasks spawned by various wizards, such as the New Team Project wizard and Create A Team Project Collection wizard. The service uses the service account for Team Foundation Server, referred to as TFSService. The service runs on any server that is running a Web service or Web application in the logical application tier for Team Foundation. To operate correctly, the service account for the Team Foundation Background Job Agent service must have the permissions required for the tasks that it performs.
Team Foundation Server has services and service accounts that run on the following computers in a deployment:any server that hosts one or more databases for Team Foundation Serverany server that hosts components of the application tier for Team Foundationany computer that is running Team Foundation Server Proxyany build computerany test machineany computer that is running one or more components of Visual Studio Lab ManagementAlthough Team Foundation Server uses several service accounts, you can use the same domain or workgroup account for most or all of them.
The integration between Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and SharePoint Products provides administrators, project leads, and project contributors with powerful knowledge-sharing and organizational tools. This integration includes the option to create a website, referred to as a team project portal, for each team project. Teams can use this portal to share process guidance, project documents, templates, and reports according to each team member's role in the project. You can use any supported version of SharePoint Products with Team Foundation Server.
Groups exists at:Server levelCollection levelProject levelDefault Groups are created “out of the box”Groups can be customizedRemember SharePoint and Reporting ServicesUse TFS Administration Tool
Restore DataRedirect SharePoint Products to the New Location of the Content DatabaseChange the Database in Reporting Services Configuration ManagerRedirect Team Foundation Server to Its Moved DatabasesChange the Ownership of the Restored DatabasesUpdate All Service AccountsInstall Application Tier on New HardwareConfigure SharePointConfigure Reporting ServicesRefresh data