Configure Team Foundation Server Using the Basic Configuration

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 v4

You can configure Team Foundation Server to use the basic configuration, which enables you to use SQL Server Express. 


You can access the Team Foundation Server Configuration tool from the Start menu by launching Team Foundation Server Administration Console, choosing Application Tier, and then choosing Configure Installed Features.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators security group on the server that is running Team Foundation Server. 

To configure Team Foundation Server by using the basic configuration

  1. In the Team Foundation Server Configuration tool, choose Basic, Start Wizard.

    The Basic Configuration wizard appears.

  2. Read the Welcome screen, and then choose Next.

  3. Perform one of the following actions:

    • Choose Install SQL Server Express to host the configuration database on an instance of SQL Server Express, and then choose Next.

    • Choose Use an existing SQL Server Instance to host the configuration database on an existing instance of SQL Server, and choose Next. Then, in SQL Server Instance, type the name of the server that is running SQL Server or the named instance that will host the configuration database, and choose Next. Choose Test to test the connectivity to SQL Server.

  4. Review the information, and then choose Next.

    The wizard validates your configuration.

  5. Choose Configure.

    The wizard applies configuration settings.

  6. Choose Next.

  7. Choose Close.

  8. Choose Close.

    The Team Foundation Server Administration Console appears.

See Also