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How to: Delete a Completed Build

Team Foundation Build uses build definitions to configure builds for solutions and files in a team project. The completed builds are listed in Build Explorer and can be managed using the included menu options. For more information, see Understanding the Team Foundation Build Explorer.

Required Permissions

To complete this task, you must have Administer a build permission set to Allow. If the build that is deleted has test results associated with it, you must have Publish test results permission set to Allow. Also, the application-tier service account and the Team Foundation Build service account must have read/write permissions to the build drop location. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

Follow these steps to delete a specific completed build from Build Explorer.

To delete a completed build

  1. In Team Explorer, locate and select the Builds node and click View Builds on the Build menu. Alternately, you can right-click the Builds node and click View Builds on the drop-down menu.

    To view summary information for a specific build definition, expand the Builds node, select a specific build definition and click View Builds on the Build menu. The Completed tab displays a summary of all completed builds. The Queued tab of Builds Explorer displays the in-progress builds.

  2. Click the Completed tab to display a list of the completed builds.

    You can use the filters located on the tool bar to filter the completed builds on build definition name, build quality or the date-range on which the builds were completed.

  3. Select the completed build or builds you want to delete and click Delete on the Edit menu. Alternately, you can also right click the build or builds you want to delete, and then click Delete on the drop-down menu.

  4. Click Yes on the Delete selected builds permanently, including test results and files? message.

    This action deletes the completed build information from the Completed tab of Build Explorer and all the built files and logs from the drop site.

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