Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Team Foundation Server 2012 Compatibility GDR

This patch will provide compatibility for all for the Visual Studio 2008 products that connect to Team Foundation Server 11/Team Foundation Server 2012.

Before you apply this patch you must ensure you’ve already applied Visual Studio 2008 SP1, and of course you must also have Team Explorer 2008 installed or this patch does not apply to you.

None of the products that are addressed by this software update are installed on this computer

The forward compatibility update for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Team Foundation Server 2010 is also available.

These updates/patches apply to the following products

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Service Pack 1

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.

6 Responses to “Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Team Foundation Server 2012 Compatibility GDR”

  1. Have you tried this? Did it work for you? I cant open source control or some work item queries.


  2. Hi,

    After installing this GDR, did you observe an issue with the merge dialog no longer showing target branches in alphabetical order? It seems to be sorted in creation order now, as it was with TFS 2005…



  3. Hi,

    Finally, I figured out what happened. For some reason, the TFS client cache tricked TE 2008… It was still pointing to the TFS 2008 server instead of the TFS 2012 server. It appears that the target branches are not sorted the same way, depending to which server you’re connected. After resetting the cache, the client correctly connects with TFS 2012 and target branches are sorted as expected.



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