Moving TFS 2013 to new hardware and envivornment (domain) RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We are planning to move TFS 2013 to a different hardware on a different domain.

    The TFS is used as a version control and there is no build service configured. We only want to move the version control code across. We will no longer use the existing TFS 2013 after the move. Also, the new domain will have fresh/new users.

    We have completed the hardware move, and now were looking into the article for the environment change." The link for the environment change article we are referring to is : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms404883.aspx.

    However we wanted to check whether we need to follow this article for the environment change or we can ignore this step? Because, after moving the TFS 2013 across the hardware to a new domain, we are able to remove users, add new users, view the repository, check-out, check-in, etc.

    We have not yet implemented the steps in the above article, yet all users in the new TFS can right click on the files in TFS and when they click on "view history", then they can see all history and versions of that file.

    Hence we wanted to confirm, if it is okay for us to ignore the steps in the above article to change environment? Specifically since the orginal TFS 2013 (before the move) will no longer be available and new/fresh users will be created on the TFS 2013 version that is moved to the new hardware

    Please let us know.

    Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:20 AM


  • After moving your TFS to the new domain, if you want to connect with new users then there is no need to follow the article.

    If you want the users from old domain migrate to the new domain and if they want to access the TFS, you have to use TFSConfig identities command as listed in the article.

    If you don't want to migrate the users from old domain to new domain then there is no need to follow the article.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.



    • Marked as answer by Cece Dong Friday, October 17, 2014 2:57 AM
    Saturday, October 11, 2014 4:53 PM