TFS 2010 error during Configuration phase - by Ivan Costa

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ID 588836 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 8/24/2010 5:54:26 PM
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When I use domain\user and the domain has '&' in it, this error occurs. I don't know what to do anymore.

Error	TF255356: The following error occurred when configuring the Team Foundation databases: Error occurred while validating servicing step Add Service Account to Application TFSEXECROLE for component Install during Install: Unable to deserialize servicing step data to type Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server.Servicing.TFCollection.AddSqlRoleMemberStepData.. For more information, see the configuration log.

[Info   @00:07:06.430] Step Data: <AddSqlRoleMemberStepData category="Framework" account="GRUPO_A&C\TFSSetup" defaultSchema="dbo" role="TFSEXECROLE" attemptDboChange="true" />
[Error  @00:07:06.430] Unable to deserialize servicing step data to type Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server.Servicing.TFCollection.AddSqlRoleMemberStepData.
[Info   @00:07:06.430] Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Framework.Server.CollectionServicingException: Unable to deserialize servicing step data to type Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Server.Servicing.TFCollection.AddSqlRoleMemberStepData. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: There is an error in XML document (1, 66). ---> System.Xml.XmlException: '\' is an unexpected token. The expected token is ';'. Line 1, position 66.
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowUnexpectedToken(String expectedToken1, String expectedToken2)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowUnexpectedToken(Int32 pos, String expectedToken1, String expectedToken2)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.HandleEntityReference(Boolean isInAttributeValue, EntityExpandType expandType, Int32& charRefEndPos)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributeValueSlow(Int32 curPos, Char quoteChar, NodeData attr)
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseAttributes()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElement()
   at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent()
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Posted by Ivan Costa on 8/25/2010 at 5:03 AM
Just uploaded the log files following email instructions.

Posted by Microsoft on 8/25/2010 at 12:30 AM
Thanks for reporting the issue.
In order to fix the issue, we must first reproduce the issue in our labs. We are unable to reproduce the issue with the steps you provided.

Could you please upload a setup log file to help us investigate the issue?
You can get the log files with the following steps:
1) Download collect.exe from the link below.
2) You may choose to save the tool for later use, or to run directly.
3) The utility creates a compressed cabinet of all the VS and .NET logs to %TEMP%\

You can get more details about how to get the log files here:

Please compress and name it

You can use the following workspace to upload the file:
Password: #Tejy))YPc

Thanks again for your efforts and we look forward to hearing from you.
Visual Studio Product Team
Posted by Microsoft on 8/25/2010 at 12:09 AM
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