Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Failed to setup TFS 2008 with SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008

Finally got around to installing a brand spanky new TFS 2008 + SQL 2008 + Win2008 and out of gate run into a problem:

"The System Health Check has detected a problem that will cause Setup to fail. "
Description A compatible version of SQL Server is not installed.

So, I go over the guide and SQL install to make sure that I did install supported version for TFS08: SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition and of course everything looks good.

On my second pass through the guide and find a small gotcha that I missed in the Prerequisite Installation: Team Foundation Server with a data-tier server that is running SQL Server 2008, you must integrate this service pack with files from the installation DVD for Team Foundation Server.

So to resolve the problem, one must follow instructions from the install guide: How to:

Integrate the Installation of Team Foundation Server and Service Pack 1.

bottom line: pay attention to the TFS Install Guide! ... and you may save a few hours of WTF is going on.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

COALMG cross 30

Dan Rigsby did a great job on presenting Agile Project Management with Scrum and we have a record attendance of 31 people out 56 members.

Looking forward to our next meeting in January, hopefully we will be able to pull it off before the Codemash