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Requirements for Team Foundation Components

Updated: July 2010

The topics in this section provide planning guidance for deploying and operating Team Foundation Server. They include guidance on hardware requirements, supported topologies, authentication models, and backup and restoration. For guidance about specific features and functionality, see Team Foundation Server Product Overview.

You can use the topics in this section to help you plan your deployment, not to install the software. For the most recent information about how to install Team Foundation and its prerequisites, download the installation guide for Team Foundation from the following page on the Microsoft website: (Installation Guide for Team Foundation.

Server Requirements for Team Foundation

Provides links to information needed when planning for Visual Studio Team System servers.

Team Explorer Requirements

Describes the hardware and software requirements for Team Explorer and role-based clients for Team Foundation Server.

Team Foundation Server Security Concepts

Describes basic security concepts for Team Foundation Server and provides a list of required services.

Team Foundation Server Security Architecture

Describes the logical and physical architecture of Team Foundation Server.

Team Foundation Server Security for Users and Groups

Describes security concepts for users and groups in Team Foundation Server and within a deployment architecture.

Team Foundation Server Components

Describes the components that make up the Team Foundation servers.

Team Foundation Server Clients

Describes the four primary client applications for accessing Team Foundation Server.




July 2010

Added link to installation guide.

Customer feedback.