More on TFS Access from the Internet

Time for a bit of a follow up on my server name issues with TFS. As expected there is correct way to alter the names of the various TFS servers, it involves editing the contents of one of the TFS database tables, not any config file.

The best documentation I have found is that for setting up the new ISAPI filter provided with TFS Service Pack 1 to assist in authentication. Have a look at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/aa833872(…  the section ISAPI does detail how to alter the names in various locations.

Though I have this ISAPI filter in place I still do not have Internet access to reports or documents in Team Explorer outside my office (though they work in a browser), I still get the small red crosses, but I am still looking for a solution. More later I am sure.

One Reply to “More on TFS Access from the Internet”

  1. Hi! We are expecting the same problems after we had to change the DNS name for the server. I have been searchin the net and found this link http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms404869.aspx I havn’t had the chanse to test it but it might help. Specially this part: To rename the Team Foundation data-tier server From the Command Prompt window, change directories to drive:\%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\Tools and type the following command: TfsAdminUtil RenameDT newTeamFoundationDataTierServerName If the new Team Foundation application-tier server has a different name than the original Team Foundation application-tier server, you must update the TFSIntegration database with the new Team Foundation application-tier server name, and then rename the application-tier service interface registration entries to point to the new Team Foundation application-tier server. Note: This step is required only if the new Team Foundation application-tier server has a different name from the original Team Foundation application-tier server. On the new Team Foundation application-tier server, open a Command Prompt window. Change directories to drive:\%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server\Tools. At the command prompt, type the following command: TfsAdminUtil ActivateAT newTeamFoundationApplicationTierServerName Brgds /Kalle

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