Hi, well I’ve been installing Team Foundation Server 2008 and I’m still amazed that the TFS Application tier won’t run on 64 bit processors.
From the official TFS help documentation:
"You can install some, but not all, Team Foundation components on these 64-bit operating systems. Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server supports running the Team Foundation data-tier and SQL Server on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. Team Foundation Server requires that the application tier components run in a 32-bit environment. The application tier does not support WOW64 or native 64-bit modes."
Looks like no one is taking WOW64 or native 64 bit environments very seriously. How long do we have to wait? I don’t want to run my data tier and app tiers separately.
I’ve accomplished a quasi single tier by installing the App tier in a 32 bit virtual machine using Virtual Server (64) on Windows 2003 Server R2 (64 bit edition) and installing the data tier locally (native) with a 64 bit edition of SQL Server but I’d rather not go to those lengths, thank you..