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Installing Team Foundation Components

Updated: March 2012

Before you use the installation guide for Team Foundation, you should identify the scenario that most closely matches the type of installation that you are trying to perform. For each scenario, the installation guide contains an overview and a checklist. The overviews provide the high-level goals of the scenario, and the checklists provide the context with which you should perform individual tasks. You should review the overview for the type of installation that you want to perform, and then you should use the checklist to install components of Team Foundation. If you are not sure which scenario is right for you, consider using the following scenario: Scenario: Getting Started with Team Foundation Server Installation (start here).

Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack and Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 are available now. The service pack offers improvements in stability and is among the requirements for the feature pack, which offers integration of Team Foundation Server 2010 with Project Server. For more information, see the following pages on the Microsoft website:

This guide contains practical guidelines about how to install components of Team Foundation or how to upgrade Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. For more information about how to plan an installation of Team Foundation Server, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Choosing a Team Foundation Server Deployment Configuration.

To download the most recent version of the installation guide for Team Foundation, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Installation Guide for Team Foundation

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Scenario: Getting Started with Team Foundation Server Installation (start here)

You can install Team Foundation Server with SQL Server Express on a server or client operating system.

Scenario: Installing Team Foundation Server on a Single-Server

You can install Team Foundation Server and all its prerequisites on a single server. This scenario focuses on using new installations of prerequisite software, but you can use existing installations as long as you install all the software on the same computer. 

Scenario: Installing Team Foundation Server Using Existing Infrastructure or More than One Server

You can install Team Foundation Server and all its prerequisites on more than one server. This scenario focuses on using your existing infrastructure for prerequisite software and incorporating other server products that offer high-value integration with Team Foundation Server, such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Scenario: Installing a Team Foundation Server Farm (High Availability)

You can add an application-tier server to an existing deployment of Team Foundation Server to build redundancy into your deployment or to restore a failed application-tier server. 

Scenario: Upgrading Team Foundation Server

You can upgrade an earlier release of Team Foundation Server or the beta release. You can run the most recent release of Team Foundation Server side by side with the previous release, creating two Team Foundation Server environments. Or you can upgrade the previous release to the most recent release and run a single environment. 

Scenario: Installing Team Foundation Build Service

You can install Team Foundation Build Service to help you automatically build and share solutions. Team Foundation Build Service consists of one or more build controllers, which control one or more build agents. You can install Team Foundation Build Service as often as required to create the automated build environment that is right for your team.

Scenario: Installing Team Foundation Server Proxy

You can save bandwidth by installing Team Foundation Server Proxy, which caches version control files at remote locations.




March 2012

Updated Team Foundation Server system requirements, SQL Server service pack level, and the checklist for migration upgrades. Additional minor fixes.

Information enhancement.

June 2011

Added manual configuration information for SharePoint Server 2010.

Information enhancement.

April 2011

Updated system requirements for Team Foundation Server.

Information enhancement.

March 2011

Added information about installation and configuration of SharePoint Server 2010. Added link to information about Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1, Microsoft Project Server Integration Feature Pack, and requirements.

Information enhancement.