Application Tier of Team Foundation Server

Application Tier is an important part of the Team Foundation Server since it houses ASP.NET web services used to talk to Data Tier and Client Tier. It includes such components are:

  • Source Control
  • Work Item Tracking
  • Event Notifications Engine
  • Scheduler
  • Team Build Service

There are several important applications that run on top of the Application Tier. They are:

  • TFSAdminUtil
  • TFSSecurity
  • Command-Line Tools
  • IIS
  • WSS
  • MS SQL Reporting Services

These applications require additional software to be installed before we actually deploy Application Tier. First, we need to install IIS in order to run IIS, ASP.NET. Secondly, we need to install SQL Server Reporting Service and then WSS. Only after we install all three applications we can proceed with our main TFS Application Tier installation. During our installation we may also apply .NET hot fixes hence enhancing performance of the Application Tier which runs on top of ASP.NET Framework.

Featured pages

SharePoint Integration

Windows SharePoint Services is an integral part of Team Foundation Server. As a result, there is v…

Creating Team Project

Team Foundation Server allows creation of the portal project via TFS Portal Creation Wizard. This …

SQL Server Agent Jobs

Team Foundation Server installs several SQL Server Agent Jobs that allow it to perform certain tas…

tf Command

tf Command line utility provide many useful operations that we can perform with Team Foundation Se…

Shelving and Unshelving

Shelving is very powerful feature of the Source Control in VSTS that allows storing pending change…

MS Project Fields Mapping

TFS works with MS Project via mapping file with specific fields mapped from one application to ano…

Using MS Project with Team Foundation Server

MS Projects allows accessing Team Foundation Server and working with the TFS Work Items. This is a…

Managing Documents in TFS

Team Foundation Server provides us with the capability to manage various documents, also called ar…