Sunday 7 July 2013

Tips on Install TFS 2012

Here are few quick tips on installing and configuring Team Foundation Server 2012 with SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SQL Server 2012.

This tips are valid for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows Server 2012.

1. Install OS and add you server to domain.
2. Make sure you have following accounts ready.
  • TFS Admin - This should be a domain user account who is installing configuring and administering the TFS server.  Add this user to the administrator group of your TFS server.
  • TFS Service -TFS Service account. This account must have the Log on as a service permission.
  • TFS Build - This account must have the Log on as a service permission. 
  • TFS Sharepoint Service - Service Account For SharePoint
  • TFS Sql Service - Sql Service Account for TFS.
  • TFS Reports - Report Reader account for TFS. This account must have allow log on locally permission.
For further details on service accounts refer

3. Grant log on as Service and allow log on locally permissions by

  • Point to Control Panel, point to Administrative Tools, and then double-click Local Security Policy
  • In the console tree, double-click Local Policies, and then click User Rights Assignment.
  •  In the details pane, double-click Log on as a service/Allow log on locally.
  • Click Add User or Group, and then add the appropriate account to the list of accounts that possess the Log on as a service/Allow log on locally right.
5. Install SQL server 2012 and provide the service account as  TFS Sql Service
  •  Make sure to install reporting services in native mode as well since it is much easier to do that way.
6. Install SharePoint Foundation 2013.

7. Install TFS 2012 and configure using Advance Configuration. It is easier to select correct DB server, SharePoint, reporting services with advance wizard. Make sure the account you created for TFS Service and Report reader accounts are used in appropriate steps.

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