If environment name contains a "," a suitable build agent cannot be found by the controller


The build controller External Controller (05) does not contain an enabled build agent with name * containing tags TeamProject=LAB, MachineName=WS8R2, EnvironmentName=Calc (Fenced, Test), TeamProjectHostGroup=All Hosts.

If an environment is created in Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) in Lab Center and the name contains a “,” the build controller is unable to find an enabled build agent.  Once I renamed Calc (Fenced, Test) to Calc (Complete) the build was able to proceed.

Microsoft Test Manager | Lab Center

Do not bother trying to "Tag” the build agent to match the environment, you must delete the environment and recreate it.  This time be careful not use use a “,” in the name.

About wesmacdonald

Wes MacDonald is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server Consulting Firm providing premium support and guidance services.

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