Team Foundation Server upgrade 2005->2010

Very smooth upgrade. Except:

  • Dell boot cd for our PowerEdge server does not support windows 2008
  • Dell does not support our RAID/SCSI controller for windows 2008 (no drivers)
  • Team Foundation Server does not run on windows 2003 R2 64-bit
  • Windows 2003 msdn DVD is not bootable. But there is an identical one (minor version +1) that is bootable.
  • SQL server 2008 R2 msdn DVD contains by mistake the evaluation version without key (thus starts in evaluation mode). Fortunately the SP1 DVD is correctly pre-pidded.
  • Thunderstorms caused three power failures (we have no UPS).

All in all it took 4 complete days, a hundred reboots and a lot of cookies. Not a funny experience. Maybe that’s why they pay sysadmins to do this kind of stuff.

However I must say that all the issues were not directly caused by TFS and the TFS 2010 setup itself is impressively smooth and straightforward. A huge step ahead compared to 2005, congrats to the TFS team!