Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.

To use TFS as an artifact source, select TFS from the Source Config Type drop-down list box and then configure the type-specific fields described here. For information about creating components, see Creating Components.

Note: This brings your built artifacts from TFS into Deployment Automation. If you want to bring TFS source controlled artifacts into Deployment Automation, see TFS_SCM.


Before you can use TFS Source Config Type, ensure the following prerequisites are met.

TFS Fields table

Field Description
TFS URL TFS Server URL. Example: http://tfs2010:8080/tfs/mygroup
TFS Version The version of the TFS libraries installed on the Deployment Automation server.
TFS Username Specify a username if you need to use different credentials than the ones used for the Deployment Automation process.
TFS Password Specify a password if you specified a username.
TFS Team Project The name of the TFS Team Project where the build definition resides
Build Definition The name of the build definition to monitor for new builds
Build Status Limit builds to a given status.
Build Quality Limit builds to a given build quality.
Directory Offset Directory offset within the root of the build artifacts
File Includes Specify a new-line-separated list of files to include. Leave blank or use **/* to include all.
File Excludes

Specify a new-line-separated list of files to exclude.