Team Foundation Server install guide
This is the install guide for the latest release of Team Foundation Server 2013 - Update 3 (TFS 2013.3). This release adds the ability to customize test plans and test suites to suit your testing needs. Now with TFS Update 3, you can add custom fields and workflows to test plans and test suites. For example, add an extra field to identify the reviewer for a test plan, or add a field for the test type to know if the test suite is for regression or functional tests. Also, you can change the default values for the state field to fit your process better. Use work item history to help you see which user made changes to test plans and test suites. For more details, view the release notes here.
With this update test plans and test suites are now work item types. Any existing test plans and test suites will be converted to these new work item types. A new permission to manage test suites has been added too.
To apply TFS 2013.3 to an existing installation of TFS, you upgrade. (This is different from applying Visual Studio's updates, which work more like traditional patches.) You can also install TFS 2013.3 the same as you would any other TFS 2013 release. To get started quickly with TFS, see the next section.
If you want to install Team Foundation Server with the least amount of preliminary work, use the basic configuration, which comes with SQL Server Express and requires the least amount of set up. The TFS installation wizard can configure everything for you in about 10 minutes, and you can ignore most of the instruction in this guide. You won’t get a report server or SharePoint, which means no HTML reports for your software projects, and no website to trade Office documents and collaborate, but you will have basic bug tracking, version control, and a website on the TFS server with team productivity features.
If you do use the basic configuration, consider installing it on a server operating system. If you install it on a server, you can always add a report server and SharePoint later, if you find your team needs them. If you install TFS on a client OS, adding these features is blocked, and you would have to first migrate TFS to a server OS.
Verify that your operating system and hardware meet the requirements for Team Foundation Server. For client operating systems, you can use 32-bit or 64-bit. For servers, you must use 64-bit.
For more information: System requirements for Team Foundation Server.
Run the Team Foundation Sever install (tfs_server.exe) from the product DVD, and then use the basic configuration wizard to configure your installation.
For more information: Run Team Foundation Server installation and Configure Team Foundation Server using the basic configuration.
After you set up TFS, the next thing to do is use Visual Studio to create a team project.