Thursday, August 4, 2011

Connecting to TFS 2010 with VS 2008

1. install VS 2008 Team Explorer
2. install VS 2008 Service Pack 1
3. install the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010 (VS90SP1-KB974558-x86.exe)
4. Edit registry
  1. Start->Run->Regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\TeamFoundation\Servers
  3. Right-click and add a string with Name="Whatever the hell you want",                              Value=http://<ip or hostname of tfs server>:<port>/tfs/<collection name>
 5. Restart VS

now when you go to add a project to source control you should see "Whatever the hell you want" in the server list, and the url will be the value of the regkey you put in.

References
1. http://www.jmedved.com/2009/11/visual-studio-2008-and-team-foundation-server-2010/
2. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1925512/visual-studio-2008-cant-connect-to-known-good-tfs-2010

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