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How to: Monitor Build Progress

Team Foundation Build lets you monitor the progress of a build when it is building. For information about running a build, see How to: Run a Build on a Build Type. The states of a build in progress include the following:

  • Initializing build

  • Getting sources

  • Compiling sources

  • Compiling <Solution Name> for <Platform>/<Flavor>

  • Compiling <Project Name>

  • Running tests

  • Getting changesets and updating workitems (Note   Appears only on successful builds)

  • Getting changesets (Note   Appears on build breaks)

  • Creating work item (Note   Appears on build breaks)

  • Copying binaries to drop location

  • Copying log files to drop location

  • Successfully Completed

  • Failed

  • Stopped

You can monitor a build in the Team Build Browser or view a detailed build report.

If a user needs access to the build machine for investigation purposes, it is recommended that you add the user to the build machine and grant the user permissions on the build directory. It is not recommended that you grant the user build service account permissions, as that allows control of the entire build process.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must have the Team Foundation Server View project-level information permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To monitor build progress in a Team Foundation Build Browser

  • Open the Team Build Browser and view the build status. For more information, see How to: View Build Summary Status.

    The build progress information in the Team Build Browser is automatically refreshed during the build process.

To monitor build progress in a build report

  • View a build report. For more information, see How to: View a Build Report.

    The build progress information in the report is automatically refreshed during the build process.

To stop a build in progress

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