Administrative tasks quick reference

Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015 | TFS 2013

Note: Azure DevOps Server was previously named Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.

Use this index to quickly access information about tasks for managing Azure DevOps on-premises servers.

Install, upgrade, and general admin tasks

Server-level administrative tasks

Members of the Azure DevOps Server Administrators or Team Foundation Server Administrators group are tasked with server maintenance and configuring resources for all project collections. They also can perform all tasks to administer projects, collections and server instances.

Many tasks are performed from the Azure DevOps Server Administration Console. The main task they perform from the web portal is to set access levels for a user or security group.

Manage users and access

Server configuration

Server maintenance

Manage databases

SQL Server reporting

SharePoint product integration (valid for TFS 2017 and earlier versions)

Project collection administrative tasks

Members of the Project Collection Administrators group are tasked with configuring resources for all projects defined for a collection. They also can perform all tasks to add projects, manage projects, and manage permissions for the collection, a project, or an object.

Before you add a a project or project collection, review the information provided in About projects and scaling your organization.

Add and manage project collections

Boards/Process and work tracking customizations

Analytics (valid for Azure DevOps Server 2019)

Extensions

Pipelines, Build and release, Agent pools, Deployment pools

Project administrative tasks

Members of the Project Administrators group are tasked with configuring resources for a project and managing permissions at the project-level. Members of the Project Collection Administrators group can configure project and team settings as well. See also Get started as an administrator.

Manage users and permissions

Manage projects

Manage teams and project configuration

Wiki

Pipelines, Build and release, Agent Pools

Repos, Code, version control

Test plans, Test