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Other Software Requirements and Considerations

Visual Studio 2005

The following are software requirements for Team Foundation Server computers.

Component Version

SQL Server (prerequisite)

2005 (Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter)

Windows SharePoint Services

2.0 SP1 or SP2

ASP.NET / IIS (part of Windows Server 2003)


.NET Framework (part of Team Foundation Server)



SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition is included with each copy of Team Foundation Server.

Windows SharePoint Services must be downloaded and installed following the instructions in the Team Foundation Server installation guide prior to installing Team Foundation Server.

Only the application server requires Internet Information Service and ASP.NET.

Build Computer Software Requirements

Component Version

.NET Framework (MSBuild)


Team Test Software Requirements

The Controller requires:

Component Version

SQL Express


.NET Framework


The Agent requires:

Component Version

.NET Framework


See Also

Community Additions

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