Chapter 3. Installation and Configuration

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Preparing to install Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Installing and configuring Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Creating your first team project with Team Foundation Server 2010

Prior to the 2010 release, installing and configuring Team Foundation Server could have easily consumed an entire weekend or more. Installation errors were difficult to diagnose, configuration was done entirely via the command line, and configuration options were largely inflexible. Thankfully, Team Foundation Server 2010 is a monumental leap forward when it comes to installation, configuration, and administration.

Team Foundation Server 2010 now provides a GUI-based configuration and administration console, a flexible architecture with options for choosing which components you want to use, robust validation logic prior to each configuration step, and many more fit-and-finish features, all of which will make your job as an administrator much easier than with past releases.

In this chapter, you will learn how to install and configure Team Foundation Server 2010. Along the way, you will learn more about the improvements Microsoft has made to installation and configuration in this release. Some advanced configuration areas will be reserved for later chapters, but after reading this chapter, you will be able to install and configure a simple Team Foundation Server deployment in a matter of minutes.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Prior to starting your installation, you should ...

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