Installing Team Foundation Components

Before you use the installation guide for Team Foundation, you should identify the scenario that most closely matches the type of installation that you are trying to perform. For each scenario, the installation guide contains an overview and a checklist. The overviews provide the high-level goals of the scenario, and the checklists provide the context with which you should perform individual tasks. You should review the overview for the type of installation that you want to perform, and then you should use the checklist to install components of Team Foundation. If you are not sure which scenario is right for you, consider using the following scenario: Scenario: Getting Started with Team Foundation Server Installation (start here).

Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack and Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 are available now. The service pack offers improvements in stability and is among the requirements for the feature pack, which offers integration of Team Foundation Server 2010 with Project Server. For more information, see the following pages on the Microsoft website:

This guide contains practical guidelines about how to install components of Team Foundation or how to upgrade Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. For more information about how to plan an installation of Team Foundation Server, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Choosing a Team Foundation Server Deployment Configuration.

To download the most recent version of the installation guide for Team Foundation, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: Installation Guide for Team Foundation


After you download the installation guide, you cannot view its contents unless you right-click the .chm file, click Properties, and then click Unblock.

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Change History




March 2012

Updated Team Foundation Server system requirements, SQL Server service pack level, and the checklist for migration upgrades. Additional minor fixes.

Information enhancement.

June 2011

Added manual configuration information for SharePoint Server 2010.

Information enhancement.

April 2011

Updated system requirements for Team Foundation Server.

Information enhancement.

March 2011

Added information about installation and configuration of SharePoint Server 2010. Added link to information about Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1, Microsoft Project Server Integration Feature Pack, and requirements.

Information enhancement.