12 October, 2012

VS: Failed to connect to Team Foundation Server?

Okay – all of a sudden, my locally hosted TFS 2012 failes to serve me. Or I can suddenly no longer connect to the TFS server from VS 2012?

My environment looks like this:
OS: Windows 8
TFS: TFS 2012 Express Edition
VS: VS 2012

I did not change anything, so what’s going on? Why does it all of a sudden just refuse to respond? It turns out that some update (?) turns off the below feature in Windows making IIS unable to load the wcf-activation (System.ServiceModel.Activation something) assembly.

To solve this – you simply just enable the below feature and restart IIS. Then you are again good to go!


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