Team Foundation Server 2010 Coexistence

Posted on 2009-12-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
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,

Question by:Ady Foot
    LVL 15

    Expert Comment

    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?  
    LVL 16

    Author Comment

    by:Ady Foot
    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?


    LVL 15

    Accepted Solution

    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.
    LVL 23

    Assisted Solution

    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.

    LVL 16

    Author Comment

    by:Ady Foot
    Thanks very much for all the suggestions.
    LVL 16

    Author Closing Comment

    by:Ady Foot
    Thanks for the advice.  

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How to improve team productivity

    Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
    - Elevate ideas to Quip docs
    - Share Quip docs in Slack
    - Get notified of changes to your docs
    - Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
    - Online/Offline

    Today I had a very interesting conundrum that had to get solved quickly. Needless to say, it wasn't resolved quickly because when we needed it we were very rushed, but as soon as the conference call was over and I took a step back I saw the correct …
    Prologue It is often required to host multiple websites on a single instance of IIS, mostly in development environments instead of on production servers. I am sure it is not much a preferred solution on production servers but this is at least a pos…
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    13 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now