How to: Verify SharePoint Products for Team Foundation Server

How to: Verify SharePoint Products for Team Foundation Server

Updated: March 2011

If you choose to use an installation of SharePoint Products other than the one that was installed during Visual Studio Team Foundation Server installation, you should verify that your installation of SharePoint Products meets the following guidelines:

  • The administration site and default Web site are running, and other computers on the network can access them.

  • SharePoint Products uses NTLM, the recommended authentication. (Basic authentication is not supported by Team Foundation Server Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services.)

  • If you have a new installation of SharePoint Products, you must provision a SharePoint Web application for Team Foundation Server.

  • If you are using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you must configure settings for dashboard compatibility.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the server that is running SharePoint Products.

To verify that the administration site and default Web site are running and that other computers on the network can access them

  1. On the server that is running SharePoint Products, click Start, click Run, type inetmgr, and then click OK.

    Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager appears.

  2. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, double-click ServerName (local computer).

    ServerName is the name of the Web server.

  3. Perform the appropriate steps for your operating system:

    For Windows Server 2008:

    1. Click Sites, and then click the default Web site.

    2. On the Actions pane, click Browse :80 (http).

      The default Web site appears in the default browser.

    3. Click the SharePoint Central Administration site.

      On the Actions pane, click Browse :Port (http).

      Port is the number of the port that is bound to the SharePoint Central Administration site.

      The SharePoint Central Administration site appears in the default browser.

    For Windows Server 2003:

    1. Right-click the default Web site, and click Browse.

      The default Web site appears in Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

    2. Right-click the SharePoint Central Administration site, and click Browse.

      The SharePoint Central Administration site appears in Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

To verify that the default Web site uses recommended authentication

  1. In a Web browser, open the SharePoint Central Administration site, and click the Application Management tab.

  2. Under Application Security, click Authentication Providers.

  3. In the Zone column, click Default.

  4. In IIS Authentication Settings, make sure that the Integrated Windows authentication check box is selected and that NTLM is clicked.

    NoteNote

    You should check that the authentication setting that appears in the SharePoint Central Administration site matches the authentication setting that appears in IIS.

To verify that a new installation of SharePoint Products has a Web application

  1. In a Web browser, open the SharePoint Central Administration site, and click the Application Management tab.

  2. Under SharePoint Web Application Management, click Web application list, and ensure that the Web application that you will use with Team Foundation Server appears in the list.

    If you must create a Web application for Team Foundation Server, you can find recommendations and links to more information in the checklist for the installation that you are trying to perform.

To verify that Office SharePoint Server 2007 or SharePoint Server 2010 is configured for dashboard compatibility

  • If you are using the Enterprise edition of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or SharePoint Server 2010, perform the required configurations for dashboard compatibility. If you are using any other version of SharePoint Products, you can disregard this procedure. For more information, see How to: Configure Settings for Dashboard Compatibility.

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March 2011

Modified steps to include SharePoint Server 2010 verification.

Information enhancement.

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