TFSAdminUtil Command-Line Commands

Use TFSAdminUtil to automate the tasks of changing Team Foundation Server service accounts or account passwords on the application and data tiers, which are used internally by Team Foundation Server to run various tasks and services. TFSAdminUtil does not physically create an account or change its password, but simply updates Team Foundation Server to use existing credentials. The service account can be either a local or a domain account, and TFSAdminUtil can be scripted to allow automated updates.

The TFSAdminUtil command-line utility is located in **<**drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server\Tools on Team Foundation Server application tier.

The TFSAdminUtil command-line utility is dependent on many of the Team Foundation Server components being available and fully operational. These include:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005

  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

  • Active Directory Domain Controller

  • IIS 6.0

  • .NET Framework 2.0

  • Team Foundation Build

The following global options are available to almost all TFSAdminUtil commands. The exceptions are noted.

Option Description


Displays the command syntax and options for TFSAdminUtil.

/NoPrompt or /i

Used in connection with the ActivateAT and Sid commands. These options specify that the administrator is not prompted before committing to changes.

In This Section

ChangeAccount Command

ChangePassword Command

Sid Command

RenameDT Command

ActivateAt Command

Status Command (TFSAdminUtil)