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Team Suite 2008 Developer Machine Install

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For the last few days, I’ve been working on building student machines for the Visual Studio Team System / Team Foundation Server class that I’m teaching next week in Cambridge.  The complexity of the install reminded me of the confusion that one of my recent clients had trying to pull together all their licenses, ISO images, and DVDs to get their developers moving.  The setup is not hard but there are a lot of pieces that need to be installed to make a Team System developer machine.  Hopefully, this blog post will help make your developer workstation setup go a little more smoothly.

Here’s the installation order for a VSTS2008 developer box:

1. Visual Studio Team Suite 2008 (or other 2008 Team Edition)
2. SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
3. Office 2007
4. Microsoft Project 2007
5. Team Explorer 2008
6. Visual Studio Team System Power Tools for 2008
7. Visual Studio Team Suite Service Pack 1
8. Visual Studio Developer Edition GDR R2
9. SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Now let’s say that you want to write code with VSTS2008 but you also need to do work with SQL Server 2005.  For example, you need to work with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, and SQL Server 2005 Integration Services code.  Well, you’ll need to install the Reporting Services and Business Intelligence stuff from the SQL2005 installer and then you’ll need to install the TFS2005 Team Explorer client.  (Don’t worry – the TFS2005 client can talk to TFS2008.)

Just to make it extra interesting, let’s also say that you want to use Team Foundation Server Source Control from SQL Server 2005 Management Studio.  Well, now you’ll need the TFS MSSCCI 2005 Provider.

(See?  It’s gets complicated pretty fast.)

Here’s the installation order for a VSTS2008 + SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence developer box:

1. SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition (with all the Business Intelligence and client bits)
2. SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
3. Office 2007
4. Microsoft Project 2007
5. Team Explorer 2005
6. Team Foundation Server MSSCCI 2005 Provider
7. Team Foundation Server Power Tools for 2005
8. Visual Studio Team Suite 2005 Service Pack 1
9. Visual Studio Team Suite 2008 (or other 2008 Team Edition)
10. SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
11. Team Explorer 2008
12. Visual Studio Team System Power Tools for 2008
13. Visual Studio Team Suite Service Pack 1
14. Visual Studio Developer Edition GDR R2
15. SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Here are the links to download the bits.

-Ben

Looking for help setting up Team Foundation Server?  Need a project mentor for your Visual Studio Team System & Team Foundation Server project?  Want some training on Team System?  Drop us a line via www.benday.com and don’t forget to check out our public training schedule.


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