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Saturday, June 19, 2010

VS 2008 to TFS 2010 (on windows 7, or may be x64 in general)

Probably you already know that Visual studio (Team explorer) 2008 can connect to TFS 2010 if you installed the right Service Pack (there’s one for VS 2005 too) and types the right server name.


Yet, a week (or so) ago I switched to windows 7 (64 bit) which lead to a couple of issues with my development environment (feel free to ask me or share your experience with me on that topic, I’m still struggling at that point). One of these issues was that the Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 Forward Compatibility Update for TFS 2010 wouldn’t work for me.


After a long search, & several installs, uninstalls, reinstalls, etc.. I came to the following solution that worked for me & (later) for a couple of my team mates at work. Here’s what you might want to do to fix that:

Try to use the same order above, and make sure you reinstall the above stuff even if you already have them.

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