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Visual Studio and Release Manager

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I have been playing around with Visual Studio and Microsoft Release Manager. I have found a couple of behaviors I wasn't expecting and I was hoping someone might be able to confirm these (in case I'm getting the wrong end of the stick). My goal is to: Host my code...

Release Management for Visual Studio - Release Not Triggered

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Trying to setup automated releases using Release Management for Visual Studio 2013. Process works when manually creating a release in RM Client. When queuing a new build in Visual Studio, build succeeds, but release never displays in RM. "Release Build" is set to "True" in Build Template. Any suggestions?...

How to create a folder with a date or build number using Agent-based template in MS Release Management

release-management,ms-release-management
Using agent-based release templates, not vNext, how do I configure a "Create Folder" item so that it incorporates the date into the folder name, e.g. "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\backups\MyApp\02-03-2015\". Preferably, I would like the build number instead of the date but I believe it's only available to vNext templates. -edit- unless you're using...

Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 - Release Exception

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Getting the following error after a successful MsBuild on a TFS Build Server: ERROR: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: The attribute 'BuildNumber' is not part of this XElement at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Common.ExtensionMethods.XmlExtensionMethods.GetAttributeValue(XElement element, XName attributeName) at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Data.Model.ReleaseComponent.SetBuildToLatest() at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Workflow.Services.ReleaseWorkflowService.InitiateFromBuild(Uri teamFoundationServerUrl, String...

Microsoft Release Management : option to switch deployment order in a tag does not exist?

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On this page it's described that "Now you can use tags with the servers in your Azure or on-premises (standard) environments. ...With tags you can also switch the deployment order from parallel to sequence." See this picture: However in our version from MRM (ReleaseManagementConsole.exe ; 12.0.31101.0 ; Nov 1 2014)...

Release Management for Visual Studio - How pipeline works with DEV/QA/Production Branches?

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We have separate TFS 2012 branches setup for each environment (DEV/QA/PROD). Changes are checked-in to DEV branch which triggers a release via RM for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 to the DEV server. Current release template has Build Definition from DEV branch selected, but we need to switch to QA/PROD...

Release Management for Visual Studio - Not Working

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Anybody able to successfully install/configure Release Management Server for TFS/Visual Studio 2013? Went through simple install of SQL Express 2014/Release Management Server on both Win 8.1 Pro and Win Server 2012 R2 and the attached image is the result. Interface appears to be missing many components, as if permission or...

ReleaseManagement InitiateRelease REST API call returns 500 error

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Using Release Management, I am trying to execute a Powershell to create a new release using the InitiateRelease REST API. I am using Update 4 with RM Server on prem. The response I get is a 500 error. On the RM server, there is no error logged. However Fiddler gives...

Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 - Error When Selecting New Release

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Getting an exception when selecting a Release Template and choosing "New Release" on "Configure Apps" tab of RM for Visual Studio 2013 Client. After clicking "New Release" a pop-up appears in the lower right corner of the screen with "Unhandled Exception" and red stop sign. Looking through Event Viewer, below...

Where are the actions in Release Management?

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I'm setting up Release Management for my application. I've succesfully published the application to the target server through powershell. However, now I'm trying to publish the database and it seems I'm missing a bunch of actions from the actions tree in the Release Template view: This is my view -...

Connect Deployment Agent to Visual Studio Online if not part of domain

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I'm installing the Microsoft Deployment Agent 2013 onto an Azure VM. In order to connect to my Release Management Server ( Visual Studio Online in my case ) I need to authenticate either as local system or with a custom account: So with my credentials - I am validated to...

Where is the REST API?

tfs,ms-release-management
After creating a vNext release and trying to initiate it from the command line I quickly realized that it is no longer supported. In order to figure how to accomplish initiating a release from outside of a TFS build I stumbled upon this post. However I'm unable to see any...

Releasing multiple projects for one solution

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I have a Visual Studio solution with one SSRS project, two SSIS projects, one SSAS project and one SQL Server project. I'm using TFS2013 Update 4. I'd like to deploy this solution using TFS Release Management in two environments. First environment should be "populated" after the developer's check-in and in...

How to configure Release path in Microsoft Release Management 2013 to deploy only to QA environment?

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I have been successful in creating a release path from DEV -> QA environment deployment. The problem that I am facing is how do I deploy the changes only to a specific environment, like skipping DEV. No doubt that its possible with DEV environment alone (since its the first one)....