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Unsupported Topologies for Team Foundation Server

Team Foundation Server delivers source control, work item tracking, build, team project portal, reporting, and project management capabilities. Although Team Foundation Server is highly configurable and can be deployed in various server topologies, some topologies are not recommended and are therefore unsupported. This topic describes unsupported topologies for Team Foundation Server.

Team Foundation Server Unsupported Topologies

The following topologies are not recommended and are not supported. For information about supported topologies, see Supported Topologies for Team Foundation Server.

  • Installation of Team Foundation Server on a server configured as a domain controller is not supported.

  • Installation of Team Foundation Server in a domain that supports the authentication modes and functional levels of Windows NT Server 4.0 or functional levels that support the functional levels of Windows NT Server 4.0, such as Windows 2000 mixed-mode.

  • NLDB clustering for the application tier is not supported.

  • Splitting Team Foundation application-tier Web services across separate computers is not supported. All Team Foundation application-tier Web services must be deployed to the same server.

  • Multiple Team Foundation Server instances on a single physical computer are not supported.

  • Storing Team Foundation Server databases on separate database computers is not supported. All projects must reside on one Team Foundation server group, and cannot be deployed across groups.

  • Use of an existing SharePoint Portal Server infrastructure to host the team project portal is not supported. Consider creating a Team Foundation server dedicated to the SharePoint Portal Server infrastructure.

  • Deployment of Team Foundation Server on Windows Server 2003, Web Edition is not supported.

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