Configure Team Foundation Version Control to use Proxy Server

You can configure Team Foundation version control to useĀ a proxy server, which caches copies of version control files in the location of a distributed team. You can significantly reduce bandwidth requirements for remote developers by using a proxy server.


All metadata exchange and file uploads continue to interface directly with Team Foundation Server.

The following procedure demonstrates how to configure a Visual Studio client to take advantage of Team Foundation Server Proxy.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators or Users security group on the computer where Visual Studio is installed. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To configure Team Explorer to use Team Foundation Server Proxy

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, and then click Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  3. Expand Source Control, and then click Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.

  4. Select the Use proxy server for file downloads check box.

  5. In the Proxy server name box, type the name of the computer that is hosting Team Foundation Server Proxy.

  6. In the Port box, type the port number for Team Foundation Server Proxy, and then click OK.

    Team Foundation Server Proxy typically listens for client requests on port 8081.