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Managing Team Foundation Server Services and Service Accounts

Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server includes several services and service accounts that run on either the data-tier server, the application-tier server, or both. You can use the same account for all of these service accounts, or you can use different accounts. For clarity, each service account is referred to separately by using placeholder names. This section describes how to manage those accounts.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Task Scheduler

Describes how the Team Foundation Server Task Scheduler service provides a general scheduling mechanism for Web services on which Team Foundation relies.

How to: View Team Foundation Server Services

Describes how to view the services for Team Foundation Server and the Web Service application pools that you install with Team Foundation Server.

Managing and Resetting Service Accounts and Passwords

Lists the services and service accounts that you install with Team Foundation Server on the data-tier and application-tier servers and provides guidance for managing these services and service accounts.

How to: Change the Service Account or Password for SQL Server Reporting Services

Provides step-by-step guidance for how to change the service account for SQL Server Reporting Services data sources and the password for that account.

How to: Change the Service Account or Password for Team Foundation Server

Provides step-by-step guidance for how to change the service account for Team Foundation Server and the password for that account.

How to: Stop and Start Services, Application Pools, and Web Sites

Indicates the location of services, application pools, and Web sites that Team Foundation depends on, and how to stop and start them.

How to: Update the Security Identifier (SID) of the Service Account for Team Foundation Server

Describes how to update the SID of the service account for Team Foundation Server after you reinstall Team Foundation Server and then restore the data.

TFSAdminUtil Command-Line Commands

Describes how to use TFSAdminUtil.exe to update Team Foundation Server to use new credentials for the service accounts on which Team Foundation Server relies.

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