TFS 2015 XAML Build :: Fix reference to Release Management Client


If you have been relying on the Release Management 2013 Client to push your builds into Release Management and you have uninstalled the 2013 release and installed the 2015 release you will have to edit the XAML file and change the 12.0 references to 14.0.  Here is the post from Microsoft with the Build Process Template for 2013.

Failed build because Release Management Client 2013 no longer installed

Failed build because Release Management Client 2013 no longer installed

In this particular environment I have a TFS 2015 Update 1 RC1 server installed and using Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 and Release Management Client 2015.  Locate the Build Process Template used by your Build Definition and open it using notepad or your favorite text editor and locate the references to ReleaseManagement\12.0\Client and change them to ReleaseManagement\14.0\Client.

Build Process Template for Release Management

Build Process Template for Release Management

Don’t forget to check-in the changes of your Build Process Template into version Control and then trigger a new build to test your changes.  Here is an example of the build running successfully and showing up in Release Management 2015.

2015 XAML Build publishing release to Release Management Pipeline

2015 XAML Build publishing release to Release Management Pipeline

Happy Releasing!

If you are looking for information on the next version of build, here is a link to Team Foundation Build 2015 which I think you’ll find much easier to adopt for your build processes.

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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