Change your deployment configuration

TFS 2015 | TFS 2013

Note

TFS 2017 and later versions no longer support native integration with Microsoft Project Server. If you upgrade to TFS 2017 or want to use a third party option, see Synchronize TFS with Project Server.

After you have configured Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Microsoft Project Server to support data synchronization, you might need to perform additional administrative tasks when you change your deployment. For example, you might need to remove, re-register, or re-map a component before or after you move or delete a team project, a team project collection, or an application-tier server. Before you change your deployment or perform maintenance operations, you should consider the impact that these operations have on the synchronization process.

Review the following notes and resources before you change a deployment where you have integrated TFS and Project Server.

Delete components

Whenever you delete a mapped component, you should unmap it and review the following guidelines:

  • Delete an enterprise project plan or a team project. Before you delete a mapped project plan or a mapped team project, you must first unmap all project plans that are mapped to the team project. For more information, see Associate enterprise projects and team projects.

  • Delete an instance of Project Web Access or Project Web App (PWA). Before you delete an instance of PWA, you must first remove all associations of team project collections that are mapped to the instance and then unregister it. For more information, see Remove a component and Remove an Instance of PWA from participating in synchronization.

  • Delete a team project collection. Before you delete a mapped collection, you should unmap it by following the procedure in Remove a component.

    Note

    If you delete not only a mapped project collection but also all instances of PWA that were mapped to it, you will remove all mappings of work items that have been synchronized. However, the instance of PWA that is registered to Team Foundation Server remains registered.

Move or split a project collection

To move a mapped collection to another instance of TFS and continue to synchronize data on the new application-tier server, you must perform several steps, based on the following choices:

  • All collections move to a different instance of TFS but remain mapped to the same instance of PWA. A recommended practice is to move or split all collections that are mapped to the same instance of PWA at the same time.

  • Some collections move to a different instance of TFS, but some collections remain with the same instance. In this case, you must unmap the collections that are split and remap them to the same or to a different instance of PWA that will then be registered with the second instance of TFS. An instance of PWA can be registered to only one instance of TFS.

To move all mapped collections to a different instance of TFS

  1. Move or split the collection.

    For more information, see Manage team project collections.

  2. Grant required permissions to the service account for the second instance of Team Foundation Server.

    For more information, see Assign permissions.

  3. Add the Administer Project Server integration permission to those accounts that will run the TfsAdmin ProjectServer command-line tool for the second project collection.

  4. Add the accounts of users who will configure and register instances of PWA to the Team Foundation Administrators group for the second project collection.

  5. Register the instance of PWA with the second application-tier server by using the /RegisterPWA and /force command options.

  6. Wait until the synchronization engine runs through one cycle of updates and updates the instance of PWA.

  7. Unregister the instance of PWA from the first application-tier server by using the /UnRegisterPWA command option.

To move some collections to a different instance of TFS and a different instance of PWA

  1. Use the /UnmapPwaFromCollection command option with the /force switch to unmap each collection that you are moving.

    Warning

    By using the /force switch, you break all associations between enterprise project plans and team projects that are defined for the collection.

  2. Move or split the collection.

    For more information, see Manage team project collections.

  3. Assign all required permissions.

    For more information, see Assign permissions.

  4. Use the /RegisterPWA command option to register the second instance of PWA with the second application-tier server.

  5. Use the /MapPwaToCollection command option to map each collection that you moved to the second instance of PWA.

  6. Use the /MapPlapToTeamProject command option to map each plan to the team project that was moved to a different collection.

    For more information, see the following topics:

Move a Team Foundation Server to a new machine or environment

You must re-register each instance of PWA that is registered with the current machine.

To move an instance of Team Foundation Server to which an instance of PWA is mapped

  1. Move the instance of Team Foundation Server.

    For more information, see Move or clone TFS.

  2. Assign all required permissions.

    For more information, see Assign permissions.

  3. Use the /RegisterPWA command option to register the instance of PWA with the second application-tier server.

  4. Wait until the synchronization engine runs through one cycle of updates and updates the instance of PWA.

  5. Use the /UnRegisterPWA command option to unregister the instance of PWA from the first application-tier server.

Note

You must specify the /force switch when you move the project collection to a different instance of Team Foundation Server. If the instance identifier has not changed, you do not have to specify the /force switch.

Upgrade from Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010

If you have an instance of Project Web Access that is registered to TFS and the synchronization process is running for a collection, you must perform the following procedures before you upgrade the instance from Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010:

  1. Perform the steps on the following page of the Microsoft website: Database-attach full upgrade to Project Server 2010

  2. To enable the synchronization after the upgrade, open a Command Prompt window where either Visual Studio or Team Explorer is installed and enter:

    cd %programfiles(x86)%%\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE  
    

    On a 32-bit edition of Windows, replace %programfiles(x86)% with %programfiles.

  3. Enter the following command:

    TfsAdmin ProjectServer /RegisterPwa /tfs:TfsURL /previousPWA:URLFor2007 /PWA:URLFor2010  
    

    For more information, see Register an instance of PWA.

Remove a component
Administer TFS-Project Server integration