I sat down to build a clean TFS server for my presentation at TechEd Australia in a couple of weeks and I was remembering just how many times I have done this before. Each time I installed a new TFS server I figure I won’t need to do it again too often so it’s not worth the time to automate the process. Now if only I had taken the time the first once or twice I could have saved well over a day of my life if you add up the time saved on each installation
Anyway, I decided to take advantage of fellow Team System MVP Grant Holliday’s recent efforts where he not only documented the automated process but also provided the scripts for easy download!
Here are the links to Grant’s helpful blog posts
- Part 1 – Preparation & Configure network interfaces
- Part 2 – Building the ISO
- Part 3 – Installing Team Foundation Server unattended
- Part 4 – Script for Configuring TFS for HTTPS and SSL Only
Many of the steps Grant talks about are equally useful for any Windows Server 2003 installation, not just TFS.
Anyway, well done Grant.