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An Embarrassing Admission: I Installed the TFS 2010 MOSS Configuration Tool, and Now I Can’t Find It

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If you have tried to install TFS 2010 with MOSS (either 2007 or 2010, the current edition of Office SharePoint), you know how tricky it can be to get all the MOSS services that TFS requires setup correctly. That’s why Microsoft created the TFS 2010 MOSS Configuration Tool. You can use this tool to configure either edition of MOSS for compatibility with TFS 2010.

However, once you download and extract the tool, you then have to first find it on your PC before you can run it. Herein lies the challenge.

The archive extracts a few files onto your computer: some documentation files, a dynamic link library (.dll) file, and an application file. But the archive doesn’t add a link to the tool to the Start menu. If you click through the wizard and use all the default settings for the archive, you can find its payload here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 SharePoint Configure

I noticed someone had a problem with this recently and posted to the gallery download page for the tool. I had the exact same problem and felt like an idiot asking the developer where the tool might be on my computer. She smiled so sweetly when she told me.

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make you crazy.

At any rate, I’m working on a video that walks through new installations of MOSS 2010 with TFS and this great tool figures prominently in that video. Watch for it soon.

Author: Tim Elhajj

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One thought on “An Embarrassing Admission: I Installed the TFS 2010 MOSS Configuration Tool, and Now I Can’t Find It

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