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Team Foundation Server Planning Checklist

Use this checklist as a useful reference during Team Foundation Server planning. You should print this checklist and mark each step as you complete it. Before you work through this checklist, review the questions in Team Foundation Server Planning Roadmap. Before you install Team Foundation Server, you should also complete the checklists in found in the Team Foundation Installation Guide.

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Some of the topics listed in this checklist are part of the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide. For more information on where to find the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide, see Installation Overview for Team Foundation Server.

Server Planning Checklist

This checklist outlines the general steps for planning your Team Foundation Server deployment.

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Review Team Foundation Server components to determine which components you might want to install. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Components and Client and Server Planning.

 

Review the supported Team Foundation Server topologies to determine whether you have a network topology that can support Team Foundation Server. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Topologies.

 

Review Team Foundation Server hardware and software requirements. Install and configure all required hardware and software. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Requirements.

 

Review Team Foundation Server security requirements and plan for firewall and router configuration for Team Foundation Server network requirements. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Security for Users and Groups, Team Foundation Server Security Architecture, and "Overview of Team Foundation Server Security for Setup" in the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide.

 

Determine whether you want to customize Team Foundation Server process templates for your business needs. For more information, see Customizing Team Foundation Server for Your Business.

 

Review Team Foundation Server maintenance requirements and develop a Team Foundation Server backup and restore strategy. For more information, see Planning Server Maintenance and Backing Up and Restoring Team Foundation Server Data.

 

Review the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide for the steps appropriate to your chosen Team Foundation Server deployment. For more information, see "Team Foundation Installation" in the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide.

Team Foundation Server Installation Guide Checklists

The Team Foundation Server Installation Guide includes several checklists that help you install Team Foundation Server. For more information, see the topics "Checklist: Team Foundation Server Single-Server Deployment" and "Checklist: Team Foundation Server Dual-Server Deployment" in the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide. If you have installed Team Foundation Server, the Team Foundation Server Installation Guide is available on the hard disk as the file TFSInstall.chm. You can download the latest version of the Team Foundation Installation Guide from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=40042.

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