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View Installed Updates on Your Server

Over time, you might need to verify what software updates have been installed as part of your deployment of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. For example, you might need to determine whether the most recent service pack has been installed on your server. To determine what updates have been installed as part of your deployment of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, you can use the administration console for Team Foundation or you can view the version number of a particular file. The administration console provides more information, but might not be available in certain scenarios, such as during an upgrade from an earlier version of Team Foundation Server. In such cases, you can check the version by viewing the file version number of the Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Admin.dll file.

To view installed updates from the administration console

  1. Open the administration console for Team Foundation.

    For more information, see Open the Team Foundation Administration Console.

  2. Under Team Foundation, click Application Tier.

  3. In the Data Tier Summary section, click Installed Updates.

    The Team Foundation Server Installed Updates window opens.

  4. Review the information in the Name, KB Article, Release, and Install Date columns.

    For example, you might have installed the original release of Team Foundation Server 2010 and the update that KB2135068 describes. In this case, the Release column will show RTM, the KB Article column will list KB2134068, and the Name column will list Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 (KB2134068).

  5. When you have finished viewing the installed updates, click OK.

In some circumstances, you might need to determine the update level of your deployment without accessing the administration console. For example, if you upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2010, you must determine whether the update that KB2135068 describes was installed with Team Foundation Server before you start the configuration wizard. However, the Installed Updates link in the administration console is not active until after you configure Team Foundation Server. Therefore, you must check the file version of Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Admin.dll to determine what updates are already installed.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CUSTOMERS UPGRADING FROM EARLIER VERSIONS OF TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER

You should apply the following update after you install Team Foundation Server 2010 but before you start the configuration process. This update will prevent an issue caused by a specific pattern of version control operations that affects the upgrade of version control labels and merges. To download this update, see the following page on the Microsoft website: KB2135068 - Labeled items and merge targets missing after upgrade to TFS2010. For more information, see the following Microsoft Support page.

To view the file version of Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Admin.dll

  1. Open Windows Explorer, and browse to \Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Tools.

  2. Right-click Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Admin.dll, and then click Properties.

  3. Click the Details tab, and review the information under File Version.

    For example, if the File Version field shows a value of 10.0.30319.1, you must install the update that KB2135068 describes.

  4. When you have finished viewing the file version, click OK.

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