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May 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm


I've sucessfully installed Team Foundation Server(TFS) with DSC. However when it comes to actually configuring the application I am coming up short. I can't any command line tools(powershell or cmd) to do the initial configuration of it. It has an initial setup wizard that I would like to use DSC to configure instead. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to attack this problem?

May 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Which resource did you use? Would be great to make sure this is covered in the issues list.

May 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm

I used the default package resource. This appears to install "Team Foundation Server Administration Console". To complete the installation you launch a wizard that appears to configure the app, and the DB. The powershell gallery contains a few modules that you can use for management purposes, but none of them for initially setting up the application.

        package TFS {
            name = 'Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017.0.1'
            productid = '1823951B-3F83-3BCC-AF76-8EE1425F443A'
            path = "$path\tfsserver2017.0.1.exe"
            arguments = '/full /quiet'

May 8, 2018 at 1:42 am

Hi Brian,

I know that Raimund and Jan-Hendrick, owner of AutomatedLab have done some TFS setup for their AutomatedLab (in their AutomatedLab.Common module):

The workshop we did for PSConfEU was setting a TFS environment (not with DSC though, as it was to bootstrap the DSC Pipeline).

Some more info on the AutomatedLab TFS Lab here:

May 8, 2018 at 1:01 pm

I took a look at autolab. Its a neat tool. Is it basically vagrant?