Building TFS Admin Tool

TFS Admin Tool requires additional tools to be installed in order to build:
  1. Code analysis on TFS Admin Tool is performed by FxCop 1.35 RC 1, which is available at
  2. Unit tests for TFS Admin Tool are developed and run using NUnit 2.2.7, which is available at
  3. The TFS Admin Tool installer is built with WiX 3.5, which is available at

Step 0:
Download the tools listed above.

Step 1:
Download the latest TFS Admin Tool sources on the Source Code page

Step 2:
Open the TFSAdmin.Settings.targets file. This file is located in the solution directory.

You will find the following tags for each of the tools listed above:
<FxCopExtDir> </FxCopExtDir>
<NUnitDir> </NUnitDir>
<WiXDir> </WiXDir>

Step 3:
Set these properties to the tools' installation directories. Be sure to include a trailing slash in each path.

For example:

Step 4:
Close and reopen the solution, when inside the VS IDE, to pick up the new tool locations.

Step 5:
Build - note under the Verification Scripts folder, there is a build.cmd script you can use if you want to build from the command line. See Running Verification Scripts for more info.

Last edited Aug 16, 2013 at 3:22 AM by gholliday, version 2


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