So I managed to install team system pretty well. But of course I wanted more. What good is Team System without having Team Build set up? So I decided to install team build on my team foundation server. I know this might not be the most ideal way of setting things up for a production environment but for test purposes this is fine for me. So I have my Windows Server 2003 (Including SP1) running the Team Foundation server. I explored my Team System CD and found the bb directory that contains Team Build installation.
(bb stands for Big Build which has been the code name for Team build)
But Stop right here!!!! Don’t hit the setup.exe yet, there is a readme that is a real MUST read. I forgot to check this file and that made my server not being able to setup team build ever!
If you also run Windows Server 2003 with SP1 do the following:
Go to the administrative tools and select services. Go to the service “Windows Firewall Internet Connection Sharing (ICF) that is disabled by default but required by the setup. Edit the service properties to start automatically and start the service. Now go to the control panel and just disable your firewall again. (Now you don’t have the same behavior but the service is running which is crucial)
Now hit setup.exe and use for the service exactly the same service account name that you used for the Team Foundation Server setup. (TFSService if you followed the manuals)
Now Team Build installs smoothly.
Hope this helps you stay out of trouble…..