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Azure DevOps Server 2020 Install Guide

Hey All —

I just published my Azure DevOps Server 2020 Installation Guide.

This guide continues the tradition going back to 2009 of publishing installation guides for each new version of Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps Server.

Here’s the list of chapters the Azure DevOps Server 2020 guide:

  1. Install Windows Server 2019
  2. Install SQL Server 2019 for Azure DevOps Server
  3. Install Azure DevOps Server 2020
  4. Configure an SMTP Server for Azure DevOps Server 2020
  5. Install the Azure DevOps Build & Release Agent on Windows Server

If you’re looking for a Team Foundation Server (TFS) install guide, here are the links:

Once again, here’s a link to the new Azure DevOps Server 2020 install guide.

I hope you get some use out of this. Enjoy!


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5 responses to “Azure DevOps Server 2020 Install Guide”

  1. Brian Kirkpatrick Avatar
    Brian Kirkpatrick

    Hey Ben, when you say searchuser, you are referring to a local server account for basic Elasticsearch authentication, right? You meant, NOT a Windows Domain user account, right? Asking, because it appears that the account needs to be legit for the Elasticsearch endpoint. Please correct me if I’m misunderstanding.

  2. condealisson Avatar

    Thank you so much, a great job!

  3. Rajalaxmi Avatar

    Hey Ben, Your SQL server msi Installation says its SQL Server 2017 but screen shot shows SQL Server 2019 . Which one is correct ?Is it SQL Server 2019 or SQL Server 2017?

  4. Ben Day Avatar

    Hey Rajalaxmi –

    You can use either but my guide intended SQL 2019.

    Do you know which page you found this error on?


    1. Rohit Vishwakarma Avatar
      Rohit Vishwakarma

      It is showing on Page no. 41

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