Recently I tried to upgrade a TFS 2015 installation for a client to Update 1. Because I did not find a solution in the internet (even with the error code TF401147), it’s time to blog about a solution.
Installation of Update 1 – VS402388 / TF401147
The installation of update 1 worked perfectly: In the first place I installed it because we wanted to move TFS to a more performant server and I installed the new server with TFS 2015 Update 1. Once I tried to connect the new server with the configuration database it told me that the database is old and I need to update it. Well, let’s just update the old server I said to myself (lessons learned here, trust me!) – installed, rebooted server during lunch time and run the upgrade wizard. It stopped because it could not create the IIS site hosting TFS:
[Info @14:16:31.724] Microsoft.Web.Administration is installed: True
[Info @14:16:31.725] finding if 8080 is available
[Info @14:16:31.725] Iis7Manager.FindFirstFreePortBetween is called. Begin: 8080, End: 8080
[Info @14:16:31.725] IisManagerImplementation.IsInstalled is called
[Info @14:16:31.725] Microsoft.Web.Administration is installed: True
[Info @14:16:31.725] scanning 1 ports
[Info @14:16:31.745] availPort: 8080
[Warning@14:16:31.745] Storename MY of binding cannot be parsed. Use default store.
[Warning@14:16:31.747] VS402388: The previously configured binding on port 8080 cannot be re-created because the certificate with thumbprint (D6E81B40AE72B3BFE75CE6E16B6F2CE959C1994E) could not be found in the certificate store (MY). If you continue, you will need to manually re-create the binding.
[Info @14:16:31.747] available: False
[Info @14:16:31.747] Node returned: Error
[Error @14:16:31.747] TF401147: The previously configured ports for the Application Tier Web Service site are currently in use. See the log for additional details.
[Info @14:16:31.747] Completed SiteAvailability: Error
I checked IIS and the site was not there anymore. IISReset and deleting all app pools – same result. Removing the IIS role from the server – same result. Then I focused on the server certificate, it was in the cert store but expired on 12.01.2016 – mhh… changed the system clock back to 11.01.2016 – same result. So i was stuck.
Always have a ‘Plan B’ – and backups!
Luckily, as mentioned, the final goal was to move TFS to a new server. So I did the upgrade of the configuration database on the new server and installed the application tier there – changed the URL and at least the web interface was back and people could continue working. Did I mention that I was super happy that I created backups before?
Once an error occurs within the TFS installation or upgrade you are requested to send the zipped logs to firstname.lastname@example.org – and I did so.
I was really surprised to get a reply within 20 minutes – not an automated one as I expected, Vladimir Khvostov replied instantly. After explaining my problems and verifying that the IIS is really empty, Vladimir told me to delete C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Team Foundation\Configuration\SavedSettings\ApplicationTier and try again:
And that worked, thanks again Vladimir!
If that happens again with Update 2 (I am really awaiting that one!), I won’t even hesitate to send a line to those awesome guys!