Once TFS installed, the quickest way to validate it is working well is by creating a test Team project. You can use any existing templates (Agile/CMMI). Once the process is completed, try to view the Team project portal. Check SQL Reporting services for any errors.
After the intial steps are done, query the following url
1) Check the TFS Service:
Assuming localhost is my server and 8080 is the port
2) Check the Version control repository
Both these web services call should return back with list of web methods available. This will ensure that your TFS is working on the core areas.
When you try to connect to TFS from VS 2008 after the initial setup, you may get the error message
TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server.
To fix the issue, check the Project Security settings on TFS Server. You need to ensure the domain account/local account that you are using to sign to your workstation has authorization on the TFS Server.
Once you grant permissions, the access error will be fixed.
When you try to create a new migration profile in MOSS 2007 which connects to MCMS 2002, you may get a sql connection issue.
This is due to the fact that SQL Server 2000 was not set to Mixed Mode. If it uses windows authentication mode only, the migration assistant in MOSS 2007 will not be able to connect to the data source.
To change to Mixed mode, right click on the server name in SQL Enterprise Manager –> Properties and change to Mixed mode.