Administrative tasks quick reference
Azure DevOps Server 2020 | 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
- Install get started
- Install SQL Server
- Upgrade get started
- Upgrade TFS Express
- Open the Administration Console
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
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)
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 teams and project configuration
Pipelines, Build and release, Agent Pools
Repos, Code, version control
Test plans, Test