Team Foundation services are not available from server error when attempting to make WebAccess available from internet
Hello, we're running TFS 2010 and we'd like to make WebAccess available to couple of our selected testers so that they can work with workitems. Our configuration: 1) Primary (physical) server Win 2008 R2, which has physical connection to inet, lets call it MYCOMP-SRV. It has public ip with ports 80, 8080 open and DNS www.mycomp.org 2) VM (virtual) server Win 2008 R2 with TFS 2010 - lets call it MYCOMP-TFS. WebAccess works well within the network as well as when connected to VPN. We've set up nat to transfer calls from 80,8080 to appropriate ports on MYCOMP-TFS. We successfully tested dummy pages to make sure requests get through. Problem: when we try to access WebAccess from internet, after authentication, we end up on the "Select a Team Project to work with" which displays errors: Team Foundation services are not available from server http://MYCOMP-TFS:8080/tfs. Technical information (for administrator): Unable to connect to the remote server Solution attempt: We went to TFS Admin Console -> Aplication Tier -> Change URLs and set the Notification URL to http://www.mycomp.org/tfs & restarted the server. Unfortunately, we ended up with the same error, only the server address was the above. We tried couple of variations (w/o /tfs, with port :8080, etc.), none work. Think to note is that ONLY the original address (http://MYCOMP-TFS:8080/tfs) pases the "Test" link - all other end up with Unable to connect error. Thoughts: For some reason, we're not able to access http://www.mycomp.org (or even the public IP address of the MYCOMP-SRV) from the MYCOMP-TFS (other internet sites work though). So we even tried to add the www.mycomp.org to "hosts" file along with the IP address of the MYCOMP-TFS. That ended up with getting "not authorized" error instead of the "unable to connect". We have a feeling the issue is connected with the fact that we're not able to browse the www.mycomp.org from MYCOMP-TFS itself. Unfortunately our expertise ended up with trying the hosts. Would anyone be able to come up with suggestion please? Thanks, V.R.Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:41 PM
If you can access TFS Web within the network, the problem is not caused by TFS configuration.
The "not authorized" issue sounds like the double hop issue which is discussed in the following articles:
Thanks & Regards,
Jian-Wei Yu [MSFT]
Microsoft Online Community Support
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