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How to Set Up a Build Server

- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Alex Mackman, Prashant Bansode

You install the build server separately from your installation of TFS. Because the build server needs to be able to compile your code, run tests, and perform code analysis, all tools that are needed by the build process must be installed.

To set up a build server
  1. Install Visual Studio.
  2. If you want to ensure you have all the tools necessary for any build scenario, install the entire Team Suite.
  3. If you want to run Team Build but do not need to run test cases, install Visual Studio Team Developer Edition.
  4. If you want to run automated tests cases as part of your build process, install Visual Studio Team Test Edition.
  5. On the Team Foundation Server DVD, open the \build folder.
  6. Run the Setup wizard.

The account used to run the build server:
  • Must have Log On Locally permission on the TFS computers.
  • Should not be a local administrator account on TFS computers.
  • Should be marked Account is sensitive and cannot be delegated for Microsoft Active Directory® on the domain.

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Last edited Jul 26, 2007 at 7:00 AM by prashantbansode, version 1


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