Patching TFS 2010 Build Agents and Test Agents


A discussion recently arose over how to patch TFS 2010 Test Controllers and TFS 2010 Test Agents.

TFS 2010 SP1 will not patch the Test Controller or Test Agent products.  In this example I have a virtual machine in my LAB which has both of the lab agents (workflow and testing) installed and configured.

Lab Center

This virtual machine in my Lab was prepared using the VM Prep Tool to install and configure the agents.

In order to properly patch this configuration you must install VS 2010 SP1 in addition to TFS 2010 SP1, at this point you can go ahead and install TFS 2010 SP1 CU2 which will patch both the client and server SKUs installed.

To recap you must install the following updates and in the correct order:

  • TFS 2010 SP1
  • VS 2010 SP1
  • TFS 2010 SP1 CU2 (KB 2643415Important: you need to apply this update on all the TFS servers and on all TFS clients)

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 SP1

Visual Studio 2010 SP1


Cumulative Updates for TFS 2010 SP1 and VS 2010 SP1

About Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a DevOps Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a DevOps consulting firm providing premium support, guidance and services for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure DevOps.

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