In the forum post Getting Latest Version Error (TF30063), a user was getting the error message “TF30063: You are not authorized to access Microsoft-IIS/6.0” when getting files from version control. I asked a bunch of questions, which the user answered, but that didn’t really help.
Bill Essary provided the following as a work around for using a Team Foundation Server email notifications with an SMTP server that requires a user name and password.
TFS does not directly support using a username and password to connect to an SMTP server but it is possible to work around this limitation by using an SMTP virtual server on the TFS AT.
I’ve written about our experiences using the version control caching proxy server before, but I thought I’d post a screenshot that nicely shows the difference in bandwidth utilization.
Before I do that, we were recently having a serious problem with our local caching proxy server being slow and sometimes not responding.
Here’s a handy tip if you find yourself needing to disassociate or unbind a Microsoft Project (.mpp) or Microsoft Excel (.xls) file from a Team Foundation Server, perhaps because you changed the name of the server, the server no longer exists,
If you haven’t seen CodePlex, you’ll want to check it out. It’s Microsoft’s shared community development web site, and it uses TFS to host development projects. Brad Wilson of the CodePlex team provides some nice answers to about 10 questions of general interest on TFS and CodePlex.