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Install Team City for Production Use ...

Install Team City for Production Use With SQL Server

I’m currently working on using Team City as a continous integration(CI) server rather than TFS as from my experience TFS has never really been a contender as a good CI server, it’s far too limited and I might list these out one day.  For the purpose of this post I’m documenting my steps to install […]

The specified service has been marked...

The specified service has been marked for deletion

When deleting a service using the syntax: sc delete tcbuildagent you might come across the error: The specified service has been marked for deletion This is an easy one to fix and no need to reboot, just close down the services window or server manger!

Visual Studio Error 0x80131537

Visual Studio Error 0x80131537

Whilst trying to edit some work item definitions in Visual Studio 2010 I came across a nasty error: “The format of one argument does not meet the contract of the method.  Error 0x80131537”   Solution Clear all contents from C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Team Foundation\3.0\Cache 🙂