Data TierSQL ServerApplication TierWeb ServicesBuild ServerBuild Controller & AgentsClientVisual StudioOther ServicesSharePointReporting ServicesVirtual Machine Manager & Library
TFS_Configuration This database stores the catalog of resources and the configuration information for Team Foundation Server. This database contains the operational stores for Team Foundation Server. Instance of SQL Server that is used when Team Foundation Server is first installed and configuredTFS_Warehouse This database stores the data for reports. Instance of SQL Server that is used when Team Foundation Server is first installed and configuredTFS_Analysis This multi-dimensional database stores the aggregated data from team project collections. Instance of SQL Server that is used when Team Foundation Server is first installed and configuredDatabases for team project collections Each team project collection has its own database, where data is stored for all team projects in the collection. Instance of SQL Server that is compatible with Team Foundation Server.
A single database that stores all the data for every project in each collection. Administrators can back up and restore this database independently of other collections.A scalable method that administrators can use to manage the resources that development efforts require. Administrators can reassign resources to better meet the demands of the projects within a collection. Team project collections provide project administrators with the following advantages:A grouping of related projects that can share reports, work items, and process guidance, as well as a code base.An autonomous code base that can be built, branched, merged, and iterated according to the needs of the projects within the collection. Code dependencies outside the collection can be formally managed.
A SharePoint Web application and site collection to host team project portals for projects in the collectionA SharePoint site or Web site to act as the portal for a team projectA server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services to provide default reports and dashboards that show the progress of a team projectUpgraded reports and dashboards when you upgrade your deployment to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Guidance for team project members about the processes to follow when working in the team projectAutomated e-mails that inform project members of changes in the team project
The Visual Studio Team Foundation Background Job Agent service provides a general scheduling mechanism for Web services and jobs for Team Foundation. This Windows service is also used to run the tasks spawned by various wizards, such as the New Team Project wizard and Create A Team Project Collection wizard. The service uses the service account for Team Foundation Server, referred to as TFSService. The service runs on any server that is running a Web service or Web application in the logical application tier for Team Foundation. To operate correctly, the service account for the Team Foundation Background Job Agent service must have the permissions required for the tasks that it performs.
Team Foundation Server has services and service accounts that run on the following computers in a deployment:any server that hosts one or more databases for Team Foundation Serverany server that hosts components of the application tier for Team Foundationany computer that is running Team Foundation Server Proxyany build computerany test machineany computer that is running one or more components of Visual Studio Lab ManagementAlthough Team Foundation Server uses several service accounts, you can use the same domain or workgroup account for most or all of them.
The integration between Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and SharePoint Products provides administrators, project leads, and project contributors with powerful knowledge-sharing and organizational tools. This integration includes the option to create a website, referred to as a team project portal, for each team project. Teams can use this portal to share process guidance, project documents, templates, and reports according to each team member's role in the project. You can use any supported version of SharePoint Products with Team Foundation Server.
Groups exists at:Server levelCollection levelProject levelDefault Groups are created “out of the box”Groups can be customizedRemember SharePoint and Reporting ServicesUse TFS Administration Tool
Restore DataRedirect SharePoint Products to the New Location of the Content DatabaseChange the Database in Reporting Services Configuration ManagerRedirect Team Foundation Server to Its Moved DatabasesChange the Ownership of the Restored DatabasesUpdate All Service AccountsInstall Application Tier on New HardwareConfigure SharePointConfigure Reporting ServicesRefresh data
Data TierName PurposeTfs_Configuration Describes TFS deployment, including the name and location of the other databasesTfs_Collection Version control, builds, and work items for each CollectionTfs_Warehouse Optimized for reportingTfs_Analysis Analysis Services – Organizes data in a cube structureReportServer Reports and Report configurationReportServer_TempDB Temporary Reporting DataWSS_Config SharePoint ConfigurationWSS_Content SharePoint ContentWSS_AdminContent SharePoint Administration
Warehouse Control Web Servicehttp://localhost:8080/tfs/TeamFoundation/Administration/v3.0/WarehouseControlService.asmx• GetSettings• ChangeSetting• Admin Console used to rebuild the cube
Setting ID Description How long a job will wait in a running state toAnalysisSchemaUpdateWaitSeconds perform an update to the cube. How long a job will wait for a processing call toAnalysisServicesProcessingTimeout Analysis Services to finish. Time of day when the full processing of theDailyFullProcessingTime Analysis Services cube is started. How long a job will wait in a running state forDataUpdateWaitSeconds another adapter that is making schema changes.FullProcessIntervalSeconds Frequency at which the cube is fully processed. Frequency at which the cube is incrementallyIncrementalProcessIntervalSeconds updated. Maximum number of commands that can run inMaxParallelASProcessingCommands parallel Frequency at which the relational database isRunIntervalSeconds updated. How long a job will wait to acquire exclusive accessSchemaUpdateWaitSeconds to the schema change method. How long a job will wait to acquire an exclusiveWarehouseCommandSqlTimeout access to a data warehouse resource.
TFS Administration ConsoleManage users and permissionsCreate and manage Team Project CollectionsAdd and manage SharePoint Web applicationsCreate and manage Virtual LabsAdd and manage build environmentsReview server status
Team Project CollectionsSingle database for all projectsScalableShare reports, work items, process guidanceCode can be easily built, branched, merged
Team Foundation Background JobAgentScheduling mechanism for Web services and jobsPermissions needed:• Log on as a service• Farm Administrators group for any SharePoint Web applications that Team Foundation Server uses• TFSExecRole or both of the following: • db_owner • db_create
Service AccountsAccount PermissionsTFSService • Log on as a service • Farm Administrators group for SharePoint • TFSExecRole or both of the following: db_owner db_createTFSReports • Allow log on locally on the application-tier server and on the server that is running SQL Server Reporting Services • TFSWareHouseDataReader on the report serverTFSBuild Log on as a serviceTFSLab Log on as a serviceTFSProxy Log on as a serviceTFSTest Log on as a serviceWebAppService Log on as a service
SharePointProject Portal• Share Process Guidance• Documents• Template• ReportsSharePoint is optional• SharePoint Services 3.0• SharePoint Server 2007, 2010• Uses Extensions for SharePoint products