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.


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