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Will It Require Visual Studio License For Build Tool on Team Foundation Server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    We have upgraded our application to Roslyn Compiler from CSC Compiler.  Currently, we are facing issue in Build project on TFS build server.

    We are using Visual Studio 2017 Professional Edition and Team Foundation Server 2017.

    We want to know that if we install Visual Studio 2017 With Build Tool on Team Foundation Server, will it require Visual Studio license ?

    Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:23 PM

All replies

  • Hi Sujauddin,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    >>We are using Visual Studio 2017 Professional Edition and Team Foundation Server 2017.

    If you've installed VS2017 professional in your build server, it requires Professional lisense after the trial.

     >>We want to know that if we install Visual Studio 2017 With Build Tool on Team Foundation Server, will it require Visual Studio license ?

    Not sure about the meaning of VS2017 with Build Tool, full IDE or build tools package?

    1. For your situation, have you purchased Professional lisense? If not, you can contact MS lisensing specialist by calling 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist to get a better support. 

    2. And as I know, build server is used to build projects but not for product development in most situation. So if you only use your build server to build instead of coding. I think build tools for VS2017 can satisfy your needs. You can download it and configure the necessary workloads you need. After that, you can use TFS to call for your building projects with no need to install whole VS IDE.

    Also, good news is this build tools are for free. Depending on what kind of projects you want to build, configure the workload you need:

    If you need to build uwp or what in your server, check it and choose modify. More info see here.

    Hope all above helps. Any feedback would be expected!

    Best Regards

    Lance


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    Friday, June 7, 2019 2:34 AM
  • Hi Sujauddin Saiyed,

    Long time not hearing from you, any update for this issue? If my reply is helpful or not, you could consider marking it as accepted answer.

    And if the issue still troubles you please feel free to let me know, I will try my best to help.

    Have a good day!

    Best Regards

    Lance


    MSDN Community Support
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    Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:18 AM