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Visual Studio Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 Power Tool

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  • Version: 9.1
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

Team System Web Access (formerly known as TeamPlain) is a Web interface to Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server.


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TeamSystemWebAccess.msi83bbc3902eb4c008142548d1d9a62652809163589.88 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

  • Server:

    • Internet Information Services 6 or Internet Information Services 7 (IIS 6 compatibility mode enabled) with ASP.NET 2.0

    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer


    • Internet Explorer 6 or above, or Mozilla Firefox 2

Installation Instructions

  • Installing on the Team Foundation Server Application Tier

    • Install Team Explorer 2008.

    • Download and run TeamSystemWebAccess.msi and follow the instructions.

    • During the installation, you can configure Team System Web Access to use Integrated Windows authentication (only available when installing on the Team Foundation Server application tier).

    Installing on a Remote Server

    When Team System Web Access is installed on a remote server, it is not possible to use Integrated Windows authentication, so you will need to use Forms-based authentication. It is recommended to configure the Team System Web Access site to use SSL when using Forms-based authentication.

    • Install IIS 6 (Windows 2003) or IIS 7 (Windows Server 2008) with IIS 6 compatibility mode enabled.

    • Install .NET Framework 2.0 and enable ASP.NET 2.0 on IIS Web service extensions.

    • Install Team Explorer 2008.

    • Download and run TeamSystemWebAccess.msi and follow the instructions.

    Scalability Limits

    If you expect more than 100 users to use Team System Web Access at the same time, you should review the following white paper, which explains scalability limits and workarounds:

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