How to: Install Team System Web Access

Visual Studio 2008

Use this procedure to install Team System Web Access on a remote Web server or on a Team Foundation Server application-tier computer (in the single- or dual-server configuration). Make sure that Team Explorer is already installed on the computer on which you are installing Team System Web Access. If it is not, you must install it. For more information about how to install Team Explorer, see the installation guide for Team Foundation on the Microsoft Download Center.


If you want to repair a Team System Web Access installation, you can run the TeamSystemWebAccess.msi in repair mode to restore your original installation configuration.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the computer on which you are installing Team System Web Access.

To install Team System Web Access

  1. From the Microsoft Download Center (, download the latest version of Team System Web Access.

  2. Click Download to begin the installation by running the TeamSystemWebAccess.msi file.

  3. In the File Download-Security and Internet Explorer-Security Warning dialog boxes, click Run.

  4. In the Welcome to the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team System Web Access Setup Wizard, click Next.

  5. On the License Agreement page, click I Agree if you agree with the terms of the agreement, and then click Next.

  6. On the Select Installation Folder page:

    1. Accept the default installation folder or click Browse to locate a different directory location.

    2. Click Disk Cost to verify existing and required disk space.

    3. Click either Everyone or Just Me to configure who will have use of Team System Web Access on the installation computer.

    4. Click Next when you are finished.

  7. On the Confirm Installation page, click Next to begin to configure the installation.

  8. On the Team System Web Access Configuration page, accept the default Install as a new Website option and the default TCP Port number, and then click Next.

  9. On the Authentication Mode page, click Use Integrated Windows Authentication, if you are installing Team System Web Access in the application-tier configuration.

    In this configuration, you can also select the Use forms based authentication option, if you want users to provide server name and user credentials when they log on to a Team Foundation Server.

    Important noteImportant Note:

    If you are installing Team System Web Access in the remote Web server configuration, you must select the Use forms based authentication option.

    When complete, click Next.

  10. On the Local Cache Folder page, accept the default cache folder directory location or click Browse to specify a new location, and then click Next.

  11. Optional. On the Sending Email Settings page, select the Sending email enabled check box to enable query results and work items to be sent by e-mail from Team System Web Access.

    1. In Email Settings, specify the E-mail address from which users will receive query results, work items, and alerts.

    2. If you want the mail server logon to use the default user credentials for the specified e-mail address, accept the Use default credentials option.

    3. If you want to provide a different user account for the mail server logon, click Specify user name and password and then enter the Smtp user name and Smtp password values in the appropriate text boxes.

    4. Specify the name of the Smtp host that will receive and send e-mails.

    5. Change the Smtp port value if you have to and select the Ssl enabled option if you want to use Secure Sockets Layer to encrypt communications.

  12. Click Next.

  13. On the Review Installation Settings page, examine the configuration settings for correctness.

    To make corrections, click Previous. Otherwise, click Install to start the installation.

  14. When the installation is finished, click View the Installation Log on the Summary page to examine the installation logs, especially if there was an error or other failure during installation.

    On the Summary page, also note the address where users can access Team System Web Access, as displayed in the format: http://servername:port.

  15. Click Finish and then click Close.

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