André Krijnen

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Team Foundation Server 2008 on x64?

by on Dec.03, 2007, under Software

Well I downloaded today the new trial of the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server 2008 ×64. I was very excited and what I did all to do install this. Well let’s write it down:

I’ve started to clean my machine with a fresh formatted drives.
I installed cleanly Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 ×64 Enterprise Edition
I installed IIS Server 6.0
I installed SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition x64 with Service Pack 2

Downloaded all the updates.

Cleanly installed .NET Framework 3.0.

Downloaded again alot of updates.

Installed Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Enterprise Edition for x64 systems.

I was very excited and downloaded today the full trial of Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2008 for x32 and x64 systems. Whoehoe. Yeah I thought that I was going to rock.

So 18 minutes downloaded for 1,3 gb of TFS 2008. And I was ready to install. Well I opened the ISO with Daemon Tools and the autorun started…

I clicked: Install Team Foundation Server.

The setup is started….
whoehoe, I’m waiting hell yeah baby
My music goes harder and harder. So I was ready to roll.

And then this happened.

The Team Foundation Server is not supported on the 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Operating System

I thought that I downloaded the x64 and x32 version of TFS. So I looked at my ISO and it says:


I thought, allright, maybe there is something wrong or what. So I rebooted my machine. And started again the setup. Well it has the strange behavior or telling me that I’m an asshole and doing something wrong. So I opened the install manual of TFS and started to read the documentation.

Well the bloody manual tells me that every Windows Server 2003 operating system is supported including the bloody x64wow systems. So what the fuck happened?

I started to look at google and I found out that the fucking TFS server can only a x64 SQL Server and not a x64 Operating System. Well why don’t you tell me that earlier. Now I can fuck around with my machine again…. No fucking way that I install everything again. So I looked in my MSDN subscription for Virtual Server 2005 R2 ×64 supported. And yes there it is. I Installed this application. And I had an image ready with everything pre-installed and of course SharePoint 2007 Server on it.

Allright, I had to update this virtual server. And that only costed me about an half hour of time. Damned again. And then I came the following problem.

When I want to use my SQL Server on the local machine instead of my virtual machine I had to make a Domain. You know why? Because TFS can’t deal with workgroups. WTF!!!

Damned, there goes my monday again… Owwh and spread this word if you read this bloody blog, because now I allready hate x64 systems!!!!

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