How to use / Instructions

Oct 16, 2008 at 3:21 PM

I am very new to TFS and have been getting up to speed on TFS maintenance and customizations. I found this cool tool "TFSDeployer" and downloaded the release version and wanted to use it in one of our environments. However I was halted by the lack of knowledge on how exactly to configure and use it. I see that the release has one DLL, one exe and one config file. I am totally confused on how it all ties together. Is there a simple instruction document that you can direct me to that can get me started with the simplest configuration? I just downloaded the source as well to figure things out, but it will be a slow process before I figure out the logic behind the service, as I mentioned, I am very new to all this. 
 

Regards

 

Sucharith Vanguri

Coordinator
Oct 16, 2008 at 10:36 PM
Edited Oct 16, 2008 at 10:39 PM

Hi Sucharith,

The official TFS deployer documentation needs a lot of work but there are some good blog posts that will help with setting up and using Tfs Deployer:

http://notgartner.wordpress.com/2006/12/16/getting-started-with-tfs-deployer/
http://fragiledevelopment.blogspot.com/2007/11/tfs-deployer.html
http://traceofthought.net/misc/tfsdeployersetup.htm

And a couple I wrote describing certain aspects:
http://www.codeassassin.com/blog/PermaLink,guid,45aa2cca-09b4-4955-b573-5b8a915d4c25.aspx
http://www.codeassassin.com/blog/PermaLink,guid,9121ee83-17b9-4b02-872c-d0a9e182aad8.aspx

Hopefully this will get you started.

Regards,

Oct 17, 2008 at 9:34 PM
Jason,

Thanks for your response. I shall go through the links and try to implement the tool. Shall keep you all posted.

Regards
SV