Team Foundation Server 2010 Coexistence

Fellow experts,

I'm looking to install the Beta 2 of Team Foundation Server 2010 onto my existing server.  I have a Hyper-V box that currently runs a Domain Controller and an Exchange/SQL server.  I'm looking at installing TFS (which will only be used by me for my projects) onto the Exchange/SQL server.  There is more than enough RAM and power to run it.

My question is can I do this?  Am I likely to encounter any problems with IIS and Exchange?  

Warm regards,

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Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantAsked:
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Tray896Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Your main concern to watch out for would be memory utilization.  I know that many times on Exchange servers, people implement the /3GB switch in the boot.ini, so that more memory will be allocated to user mode processes.  I have seen this cause issues on IIS servers, as it does not leave enough memory for the kernel.  So if you do have that in place then you'll want to keep an eye out for any memory problems.  If you're on a 64 bit OS then this won't be much of an issue.
It's certainly not a best practice, but to answer your question it is certainly possible to run IIS/SQL/Exchange all on the same box. Can you not just create a new HyperV guest and install onto a new image?  
Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi. Thanks very much for your answer. I don't want to create a new VM because the server isn't too high end and I want good performance from my VMs. So I'd rather put TFS on the Exchange/SQL box.

Do I need to do any special configuration or be aware of any problems when performing the installation?


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Mohamed OsamaConnect With a Mentor Senior IT ConsultantCommented:
if you will be using Team build , try to install the Build agent on a different machine than this server, Team build is heavy on resources.
also during the installation, keep in mind that IIS ,SQL & sharepoint on your server will go down, so if this is a production environment, mind the downtime.
Make sure more than enough Disk space is available in addition to RAM , TFS databases especially the source control ones grow out real quick if you have active projects.
just those issues on the top of my head.

Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much for all the suggestions.
Ady FootSharePoint ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice.  
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