Compiling TFS Admin after getting from Codeplex

Topics: For TFSAdmin Developers
Aug 16, 2006 at 7:02 AM
migrated from power toy forums
originally posted by dzimmy

I'm not finding any documentation on getting the source code to run for this tool if we download it from CodePlex. I'm getting 8 compiler errors related to not being able to find candle.exe... "WixDir must be set to a valid path in TFSAdminsettings.targets" Are there instructions on getting this to build anywhere that I'm missing?
Aug 16, 2006 at 7:02 AM
originally posted by Sara Ford MSFT

The instructions will be posted to the project's wiki very shortly. Please take a look at these directions and let me know how these work for you.

You will need to download the following three tools:

FXCop 1.35 RC1, available at
NUnit 2.2.7, available at
WiX 2.0.3719, available at
Next, go to your file located immediately under the TFSAdmin directory. You will find the following tags in the file (just search for the three tools listed above and you'll find them in the file)

<FxCopExtDir> </FxCopExtDir>
<NUnitDir> </NUnitDir>
<WiXDir> </WiXDir>

Set these properties to wherever you installed the above tools. For example, I have

Lastly, close and reopen the solution for the tool locations to be picked up.