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How to: Set Build Quality

Team Foundation Build is installed with a set of build qualities used to specify the build quality for builds; additional build qualities can be added to meet your needs. For more information, see Understanding the Team Foundation Build Browser.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must have the Team Foundation Server Edit build status permission set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To set the build quality

  1. Open the Team Build Browser and view the build summary status. For more information, see How to: View Build Summary Status.

  2. In the Team Build Browser, under the Build Quality column associated with the build row for which you want to change the quality, click the drop-down arrow and select the desired quality. The states available are shown in the following table:

    Quality State Description

    Initial Test Passed

    The build has passed its initial test.

    Lab Test Passed

    The lab has passed its tests.

    Ready for Deployment

    The build is ready for deployment.

    Ready for Initial Test

    The build is ready for its initial test pass.


    The build is in a rejected state.


    The build is released.

    UAT Passed

    The user acceptance testing has passed.

    Under Investigation

    The build is under investigation.


    The build is in an unexamined state.


    You can create new quality states that apply to your team environment, for more information, see How to: Create Build Quality States.

    The selected build quality is updated in Team Build Browser.

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