Installation Overview for Team Foundation Server

Updated: June 2010

If you want to install Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server, you should follow the guidance in the installation guide for Team Foundation. This guide provides information that administrators require to install Team Foundation Server. This information includes both conceptual guidance and specific how-to steps for installing Team Foundation Server in a variety of configurations. If you read the installation guide and follow the procedures, you will save yourself time and trouble when you install Team Foundation Server.

If you have already installed Team Foundation Server, the installation guide for Team Foundation is available on the hard disk as the file TFSInstall.chm. However, the installation guide is regularly updated online with the most recent information and updates. You can download the most recent version of the installation guide from the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Team Foundation Installation Guide for Visual Studio Team System 2008.

On computers that have security update 896358 installed, you cannot open Compiled Help Module (CHM) files that you download. For more information, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: You cannot open HTML Help files from Internet Explorer after you install security update 896358 or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

After you save the file locally, you can view its contents by using one of the following methods:

Method 1

  1. Double-click the .chm file.

  2. In the Open File-Security Warning dialog box, clear the Always ask before opening this file check box.

  3. Click Open.

Method 2

  1. Right-click the CHM file, and then click Properties.

  2. Click Unblock.

  3. Double-click the .chm file to open the file.




June 2010

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