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Supported Topologies for Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server is supported in a variety of installation topologies. This topic briefly describes the common requirements for all supported topologies and describes some of the possible topological configurations.

Supported Topologies

The chief requirement for a supported Team Foundation Server topology is that the application tier and the data tier are installed in the same domain, though they can be on the same or separate server nodes. Team Foundation Server computers must be using Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) as their operating system. Supported editions are Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; and Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition. Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, is not supported. In addition, installation of Team Foundation Server on a server configured as a domain controller is not supported.

Supported topologies for Team Foundation Server can be relatively simple, such as installation of the application tier and data tier to a single server node servicing clients in a single domain, or they can be quite complex, incorporating elements such as Team Foundation build computers, Team Edition for Testers Load Agent servers, Team Foundation Server Proxy servers and failover components, and servicing clients in multiple domains. You can see examples of Team Foundation Server topologies in A Simple Team Foundation Server Topology, A Moderate Team Foundation Server Topology, and A Complex Team Foundation Server Topology.

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