Tag Archives: Visual Studio 2010

Using friendly DNS Names in your TFS environment with Kerberos Authentication Part 2


This is a continuation of Part 1 of configuring Kerberos Authentication. I’ll continue to step through enabling Kerberos Authentication for the following services: TFS 2010 Application Tier which consists of both the Web Services and Team Web Access To find out the Service Account that is relevant to this exercise in your environment, logon (or […]

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Ottawa IT/Code Camp Session Resources


  If you are attending my session today about Visual Studio Lab Management titled “Kill Bugs Faster and Build and Run Your Virtual Test Lab Using Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Management 2010” here are some resources to help you get up to speed. VHD Test Drive – Visual Studio Lab Management Lab Management (pre-release) 2010 […]

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The lab service account available on this machine is not valid


  If you receive the following error chances are the lab service account on the domain has either expired or is locked out.  Here is the error you will receive on your test machines, selecting repair has no effect until the password/account issue is resolved: Cannot connect to the controller on ‘tfs.lab.local:6901’. The lab service […]

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Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN Licensing White Paper (updated)


Microsoft has released an updated copy of their whitepaper (Published 8/5/2011) which provides an overview of the Visual Studio 2010 product line, including MSDN subscriptions, and the licensing requirements for those products in common deployment scenarios. It is available in DOC, PDF and XPS formats.  Here are the list of changes for August 2011: Addition […]

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