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Inside the Microsoft® Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build by William Bartholomew, Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi

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Configuring the Team Build Service

While most settings can be configured through Visual Studio or the TFSBuild.proj MSBuild project file, some are service-level settings and are set in the TFSBuildService.exe.config file in %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies. This is a standard .NET application configuration file and should be edited in an XML editor such as Microsoft Visual Studio.

Once you’ve saved your changes, the Visual Studio Team Foundation Build service needs to be restarted before they’ll take effect. This can be done using the Services control panel or by running the following commands at a command prompt:

net stop vstfbuild
net start vstfbuild

Changing Communications Ports

By default Team Build listens ...

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