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Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 by Brian Keller, Grant Holliday, Martin Woodward, Ed Blankenship

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Chapter 17. Introduction to Team Foundation Server Administration

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Understanding the architecture of the system

  • Getting to know the administration console

  • Using the command-line tools

  • Getting to know other administration tools

Team Foundation Server is a system with lots of moving parts, and lots of integration with other systems. For the person (or persons) charged with administering all this, it can be quite a daunting task at first. For someone not familiar with developer tools, there are lots of new concepts and different things to consider while administering the server.

Don't be discouraged though! As with many products, the administration tools have evolved over time. There was a huge investment in improving the administrative experience for the 2010 release. The biggest improvement was the streamlined setup and installation experience. These investments also led to the creation of the Team Foundation Server Administration Console, along with the powerful command-line equivalent TfsConfig.exe.

Before you get started with learning about Team Foundation Server administration, it's important to understand the different types of administrators for a Team Foundation Server environment.

ADMINISTRATOR TYPES

There are many different administrative roles in Team Foundation Server. Each of these roles has slightly different responsibilities, and deals with a different part of the overall system. In smaller organizations, all of these roles may be performed by the same ...

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