Installing TFS 2013 from scratch is easy

Audience

Everyone

It had been a while since I installed TFS from scratch and I had a few questions from a customer on the subject. So instead of creating yet another installing TFS post I decided to create a couple of videos instead.

In the first video I used the Basic Install option. This installs TFS with SQL Express and is the easiest setup. Instead of having to do a bunch of manual steps you just click and go. Fully configured TFS in no time. On top of that it will even configure SharePoint Foundation 2013 for you (not supported on Server 2012 R2 until SP1.) The only thing that you are missing is Reporting and that is only because SQL Express does not support Reporting Services or Analysis Services. You can however upgrade later if you feel the need easily.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7wIQk1pus0]
Figure: Install & Configure 101 – TFS 2013 Basic Installation

If that’s not for you and you like things a little bit more complicated you can install SQL Server first and then use the Standard Single Server install. Here I install SQL Server 2012 with all of the trimmings, Reporting and Analysis Services. I then let TFS do all of the heavy lifting of configuration and setup of all of the features. This results in a full install of TFS with a Cube and Data Warehouse but no SharePoint as it is not supported on Server 2012 R2 until the release of SharePoint 2013 SP1.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U69JMzIZXro]
Figure: Install & Configure 101 – TFS 2013 Standard Single Server Install

This should give you some idea on how to install and configure TFS and how easy it is. Managing TFS is mostly, apart from configuring a backup, a leave alone statement. It mostly manages and maintains itself until you get to large database sizes. And by large I mean terabytes 🙂

How did you get on with your TFS installs?

Create a conversation around this article

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin

Read more

Martin Hinshelwood
This week, I participated in a Scrum.org Webinar hosted by Sabrina Love (Scrum.org Product Owner) as well as my colleagues, Joanna Płaskonka, Ph.D. and Alex Ballarin to discuss the state of learning and how immersive learning is the future of training. You can watch the video below to hear what …
Martin Hinshelwood
For a long time now I have been searching for that perfect domain that epitomised the vision, the why, of what I am trying to achieve with my customers and the industry at large. Now I have found it in http://nkdagility.com
Martin Hinshelwood
At the MVP Summit I was appalled by the number of people who asked questions about new features for supporting hierarchical tasks! I shared a disgusted look with Peter Provost and we had a quick (and I mean really quick) conversation that resulted in this post. it really comes down …
Martin Hinshelwood
In my journey of delivering an immersive Product Development Mentor Program over the last eight weeks, a compelling narrative unfolded that beautifully illustrates the essence and true strength of Scrum. This story, rooted in the practical application of Scrum through Minecraft, unveils the depth of adaptability and resilience that Scrum …