Team Foundation Sidekicks 3.x or higher - by Dee Spence

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ID 541315 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/11/2010 11:53:05 AM
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When doing an upgrade in place from VS2008 to VS2010, the builds fail even after configuring workspaces related to "Workspace Mappings already exist under servername_XX" 

So this is an easy fix with the Workspace Sidekick by removing all mappings the build service still has. However, Attrice hadn't released Sidekicks for VS2010 RC1 as of yet.

Powershell console doesn't install as a part of the Team Foundation Sidekicks for RC1. Tried installing the Sidekicks 3.0 for Beta 2 and it didn't work. Tried running tf commands from Sidekicks 2.4 to remove workspaces from command prompt. That command wasn't recognized.

Finally the workaround was to go to a workgroup server where we were testing Beta 2 which had Team Foundation Sidekicks 2.4 installed on it. It took all of 30 seconds to remove the workspace mappings and get a clean build.

But had two days downtown of no builds because of this issue.
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Posted by Dee Spence on 3/20/2010 at 10:30 AM
The workaround you suggested doesn't work either because the cmdlets for RC1 aren't even recognized. So what you suggested below was what we tried first. They are only recognized for Beta 2. Although you don't have anything to do with the Sidekicks, the majority of Release and Configuration Managers use these faithfully to resolve build issues, for code reviews, etc. So for us, this is still a bug as it isn't available for RC1 and we have to revert back to a Beta product to get the job accomplished.

Posted by Microsoft on 3/16/2010 at 10:12 AM
We have nothing to do with Team Foundation Sidekicks. You can delete a workspace with TF.EXE workspace /delete which uses the following syntax:

tf workspace /delete [/collection:TeamProjectCollectionUrl]
Posted by Microsoft on 3/11/2010 at 9:58 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.

Thank you