mcdonaldn

We've got the Application Tier setup and can target it via http://AppTierBox:8888 just fine. Before we role this out to users we want to put it behind DNS (i.e. http://tfs.mycompany.com:8888).

Are these the recommened instructions for doing so

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252469(VS.80).aspx

We're not "renaming" the machine, but putting it behind DNS so users can target a nice url and not the hardcoded machine name.




Re: Team Foundation Server - Setup Moving Application Tier behind DNS

Hua Chen - MSFT

Hello Mac:

The renaming instruction is a way for your requirment.

Thanks.






Re: Team Foundation Server - Setup Moving Application Tier behind DNS

mcdonaldn

Thanks! You say "a way." Is there a "best way" that you'd recommend






Re: Team Foundation Server - Setup Moving Application Tier behind DNS

Hua Chen - MSFT

Hello Mac:

I do not find a 'best way' for you yet in the LAN environment. if the TFS has two name for the client, it seems very hard to use them freely. You have to use one of them all the time. The WorkSpace map relations conflicts with each other in the client machine because these relations all points to the same TFS.

Here is a link about Configuring Team Foundation Server to use fully-qualified domain names in Buck's blog:

http://blogs.msdn.com/buckh/archive/2007/03/31/configuring-team-foundation-server-to-use-fully-qualified-domain-names.aspx

Hope this helpful:

Good luck.






Re: Team Foundation Server - Setup Moving Application Tier behind DNS

mcdonaldn

Cool. This looks like what we want. Unfortunately we're getting the error below when running "tfsadminutil activateat tfsserver.mycompany.com"

TfsAdminUtil - Team Foundation Admin Utility
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ERROR: Could not access database.

The App Tier Event Viewer says nothing. I don't see many postings with this detailed error message . But...... I did now just read the output of tfsadminutil and notice it says "Note: To run TfsAdminUtil, you must be an administrator on the Team Foundation application-tier server. You must also be a SQL Server administrator on the Team Foundation data-tier server...." I'll try to track down the Sys Admin and DBA to see if they would be so gracious to give me temporary access to run the command.