How to: Configure Team Foundation Server Proxy Using the Team Foundation Server Configuration Tool

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 v4

You can use the procedures in this topic to configure Team Foundation Server Proxy.


You can access the Team Foundation Server Configuration tool from the Start menu by launching Team Foundation Server Administration Console, choosing Proxy Server, 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 on which you are configuring Team Foundation Server Proxy. You must be a member of the Project Collection Administrators group on TFS. If you connect the proxy to a collection on Visual Studio Online, you need the Microsoft account you used to set up the service.

To configure Team Foundation Server Proxy by using Team Foundation Server Configuration tool

  1. Choose Configure Team Foundation Server Proxy, and then choose Start Wizard.

    The Team Foundation Server Proxy Configuration wizard appears.

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

  3. Choose Browse, and then choose the team project collection to which you want this proxy server to connect. Choose Next.


    If your team project collection is on Visual Studio Online, you're prompted to authenticate. Enter the Microsoft account you used to set up the service.

  4. Under Service Account, choose Use a system account to use Network Service or Use a user account to use a domain or local account. If you are using a user account, you must type the password. To test the user account and password combination, choose Test.

    Network Service is the default value for the proxy server service account.

  5. The following optional configurations appear under Advanced Configuration:

    • If you're connected to the hosted service, Account Name appears here.

      When you created the instance of Team Foundation Server on the hosted service, Account Name was automatically created for you. This account will be added to the Project Collection Proxy Service Accounts group on the hosted service. If you want to create a different account to use here, use the Administration page on the hosted site. For more information, see this topic.

    • If you're not connected to the hosted service, you can change authentication settings. Under Authentication Method, choose NTLM to use NTLM authentication or Negotiate (Kerberos) to first attempt Kerberos authentication, the more secure option, and if that fails, fall back to NTLM.

      NTLM is the default value.

  6. Choose Next.

  7. In Port, accept the default value of 8081 or type a different port number for connections to Team Foundation Server Proxy.

    8081 is the default value.

  8. In Cache Root Directory, accept the default value, or type the path of a different location in which to store cache files.

    The default value is Drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 11.0\Version Control Proxy\Web Services\_tfs_data

    Drive is the letter of the drive on which you want to store cache files. You can specify a mapped network drive.

  9. Choose Next.

  10. On the Review page, review the settings, and then choose Next.

    The wizard validates your configuration.

  11. Choose Configure.

    The wizard applies configuration settings.

  12. Choose Next.

  13. Choose Close.

  14. Choose Close.

    The Team Foundation Administration Console appears.