Stand-alone installation

Jun 27, 2008 at 5:07 PM
Hi,

I just love the dashboard. Period! This may seem like a stupid question, but I wonder if it is possible to install it on a separate server than the TFS server? If this is possible, than it would take a lot less of corporate politics to get this one installed. 

Kind regards,

Jan
Coordinator
Jun 27, 2008 at 6:37 PM
I always enjoy hearing about other people using the dashboard, especially when they like it :-)

You can run it on another server (as long as the server has Team Explorer installed, and .NET of course), but you will not get that automatic refresh when you close a work item opened in TFS Web Access. The reason is that I havent found a way to get notified when a window closes opened to another site.  I havent actually tried it on a separate server but it works fine when I run it locally from Visual Studio on my machine.

Just change tfsWebAccessRelative in web.config to http://tfsserver:8090/ instead of the default.
Coordinator
Jun 27, 2008 at 6:48 PM
..and you have to remove 2 http modules from web.config that are TFS web access specific (its actually 2 <remove tags that are not needed).
Jun 28, 2008 at 11:47 AM
Thanks for the quick response. I'll give it try next week. Again thanks.