WMI Firewall Exception for Team Foundation Reporting Server 2012 in Virtual Environment

While installing TFS 2013 in a Windows Server 2012, I was having issues getting the TFS Application Tier to connect to WMI on the Reporting Server. Being that I’ve installed Team Foundation Server 2010 and 2012 countless times, I was sure that all of my settings were correct. Therefore, I predicted that this must be a firewall issue…and I was correct.

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SharePoint 2013 + Visual Studio 2012 Debugging Extremely Slow

Prior to upgrading my machine to Windows 8, I was forced to use VMware Workstations 8 & 9 for development within a virtual environment.

My virtual environment within VMware Workstation 9 was:

  • Windows Server 2008R2
  • Visual Studio 2012
  • SharePoint 2013
  • SQL Standard 2012
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 4 Proc’s

When debugging SharePoint 2013 server-side code, all requests to SharePoint through the w3wp.exe process is extremely slow.  Furthermore, stepping through code becomes very sluggish. Additionally, while debugging 2013, the Virtual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor process eats up anywhere between 20-30% of the CPU resources.

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Team Foundation Server 2012 Analysis Sync Jobs Will Not Automatically Re-queue

I have a TFS 2012 infrastructure designed according to Microsoft’s proposed multi-machine architecture. I am currently running Team Foundation Server 2012 with Update 1. A few weeks ago, I noticed my reports in SharePoint not being updated. Upon examining the web service admin interface (http://<your url>:8080/tfs/TeamFoundation/Administration/v3.0/WarehouseControlService.asmx), I was able to confirm that the jobs were not running.


You’ll notice in the attachment, my request to the process service is: 2013-02-16T23:29:54, however, the last time the Incremental ran was 2013-02-16T20:35:28.  Furthermore, there is no <NextRun /> element.  I’ve checked the settings, and its set to run every 7200 seconds (the 2-hour default).Read more