If you are an administrator of a TFS server (TFS = Team Foundation Server), you might need additional tools to administer and maintaining the server(s). The standard application “Team Foundation Administration Console” that is often not enough to get the total overview of the TFS installation. Here is some tools that help an administrator.
Team Foundation Server Power Tools September 2010 (download)
- A diagnostic tool with a graphical user interface for analysing a TFS installation accouring to ‘Best Practices Analyzer’.
- Alert explorer to for effecively maintaining check-in, work item change, or build completion.
- Customized check-in policies to use to enforce software development practices during the check-in process.
- Process Editor for enabling editing TFS process templates
Team Foundation Server Administration Tool (download)
The TFS Administration Tool allows Team Foundation Server administrators to manage user permissions on all three platforms utilized by Team Foundation Server: Team Foundation Server, SharePoint, and SQL Server Reporting Services. The tool also allows administrators to easily copy user permissions among team projects and to easily identify any missing permissions on any of the three platforms.
TFS PING (Download)
How to ping TFS to see if it’s up and running