I have successfully installed the Team Foundation server. Many thanks go to the great manual provided by Rob Caron that really guides you trough the pitfalls you normally end up falling into. So then you think, ok now only install visual studio and your set…. But be aware of the following issue I encountered and hopefully this blog entry can prevent you from encountering the following problem:
I installed the Visual studio beta on a VPC image. This is supported but you won’t be able to install from the DVD. For some reason the installer will run into a problem copying the files to your hard drive and ends up (after of course more then 50% progress) with the following message:
Error 1310.Error writing to file: Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Resource.dll. Verify that you have access to that directory.
So you think ok, something is wrong here with my hard disk, is it full?
Well this seams to happen only on a VPC when installing from the DVD. I Installed from the same DVD on a normal box (same OS and SP’s) and that works fine.
So how do you get this to work? The following worked for me: I Copied the files from the DVD to my host machine and created a shared folder with the VPC image. When you install from this shared folder, installation will run smoothly.
Hope this will help you guys out there trying to do the same and save you from spending a lot of time to fix this.