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How to: Connect a Different Application-Tier Server to the Data Tier

You can connect an application-tier server to an existing data-tier server by using the TFSAdminUtil command-line tool.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the Team Foundation application-tier server. For more information about permissions, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To connect an application-tier server to the data tier

  1. On the Team Foundation application-tier server, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.

    The Command Prompt window opens.

  2. Open the Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server\Tools folder using the command line. For example:

    cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server\Tools

  3. Run the TFSAdminUtil tool with the RenameDT option to connect to the data tier, for example:

    TFSAdminUtil RenameDT MyDataTierServer

    In this example, MyDataTierServer represents the name of the data-tier server to which you want to connect.

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