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TFS Sharepoint extensions and Windows Server 2012 R2

    Question

  • Attempting to set up an evaluation deployment of TFS 2013 and running into a roadblock with the TFS Extensions for SharePoint. When I run "Remote SharePoint Extensions\tfs_sharePointExtensions.exe", I get the following:

    One or more system checks failed:

    Error : TF401202 : Team Foundation Server SharePoint Extensions has detected that this is not a supported version of Windows Server.  Team Foundation Server SharePoint Extensions can only be installed on 64 bit versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

    I'm guessing the relevant portion of the install log is this:

    [1250:0380][2013-10-23T17:36:13]i052: Condition 'NTProductType = 1' evaluates to false.
    [1250:0380][2013-10-23T17:36:13]i052: Condition 'NTProductType = 2' evaluates to false.
    [1250:0380][2013-10-23T17:36:13]i052: Condition 'NTProductType = 3 AND VersionNT64 <> v6.1 AND VersionNT64 <> v6.2' evaluates to true.
    [1250:0380][2013-10-23T17:36:13]e000: [Error] TF401202 : Team Foundation Server SharePoint Extensions has detected that this is not a supported version of Windows Server.  Team Foundation Server SharePoint Extensions can only be installed on 64 bit versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

    My setup is four VM's (real deployment will have physical machines for SQL and SharePoint, plus build servers) all running Windows Server 2012 R2. TFS AT, SQL, and SharePoint all with their own servers.

    I'm guessing it's the R2 that is causing the problem. Regardless, I can't complete my install and testing without SharePoint being part of the equation.

    Any help appreciated.

    Ken Hiatt
    Builder Dude


    Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi Ken,

    Yes, I think that is the reason, I don't think you are allowed to install TFS2013 Remote SharePoint Extensions on the Windows Server 2012 R2 machines.

    Thanks.


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    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:11 AM

  • It's the same with SharePoint Foundation 2013, it's not possible to install it on Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft throws out operating systems at a speed that not even the other Microsoft products manage  to cope with it.

    Friday, November 01, 2013 1:21 PM

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  • Hi Ken,

    Yes, I think that is the reason, I don't think you are allowed to install TFS2013 Remote SharePoint Extensions on the Windows Server 2012 R2 machines.

    Thanks.


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    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:11 AM
  • This doesn't make sense to me. I can install and run TFS Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. SQL Server and SharePoint both work fine on Server '12 R2.

    Does this imply that if my org wants to deploy the latest version of TFS on the latest version of Windows Server, I would have to keep one server at Server 2012 so that I can run SharePoint extensions?

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:54 PM
  • Hi Ken,

    Very sorry for the inconvenience, and if you find it is a very important issue for you, you can consider submitting the feedback on the Microsoft Connect site here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/CreateFeedbackForm.aspx?FeedbackFormConfigurationID=5303&FeedbackType=1

    Sorry again for can't help you further.

    Thanks. 


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    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:39 AM

  • It's the same with SharePoint Foundation 2013, it's not possible to install it on Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft throws out operating systems at a speed that not even the other Microsoft products manage  to cope with it.

    Friday, November 01, 2013 1:21 PM
  • I guess it might be a bit late but...

    If you run the full TFS installation instead of the more adequate installation you attempted you can get the Remote Extensions working on SP2013 + Win Server 2012 R2 (at least as far as getting TFS to recognize the remote server)

    Friday, November 29, 2013 1:53 AM
  • I solved this by changing the compatibility mode on the tfs_sharePointExtensions.exe file to "Windows 8" and then it installed fine :)
    • Proposed as answer by elked Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:11 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by elked Friday, March 21, 2014 1:17 PM
    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:15 PM
  • I solved this by changing the compatibility mode on the tfs_sharePointExtensions.exe file to "Windows 8" and then it installed fine :)
    > this worked for me too :)
    Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:12 AM
  • correction, that did NOT work for me. you can start the setup, however, another error occurs saying that "The setup cannot run in compatibility mode"

    Friday, March 21, 2014 1:18 PM
  • You can use the TFS 2013.2 update to resolve this issue.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/04/02/tfs-2013-2-update-2-released.aspx

    "The TFS 2013.2 SharePoint extensions are now unblocked on Windows 2012 R2"


    Thursday, April 03, 2014 1:48 AM
  • It does not work for me with en_visual_studio_team_foundation_server_2013_with_update_2_x86_x64_web_installer_4078589 I get the same error.

    As I am on an MSDN level that gives me TFS 2013 but not Sharepoint 2013 as a standalone I cannot get access to the standalone installer either.

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:52 PM
  • Has anyone been able to solve this? I'm using the latest everything and still can't get passed the message about Server 2012 R2 not being supported for Sharepoint Extensions

    -Server 2012 R2 with the latest updates

    -TFS 2013 Update 2

    Friday, May 23, 2014 3:28 PM