Using Zeus with TFS

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jussij
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Using Zeus with TFS

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Zeus and Zeus Lite talk to TFS using the MS-SCCI interface and that interface was provided through the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer and the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 2013 & 2015.

If you download that provider from the link above it will fail with the following error:
Microsoft visual studio 2013 team explorer or its tools are not installed or registered.
Please install or repair your team Foundation Client installation.
So the next challenge is finding a download for the missing Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer component, as the public downloads for this tool were removed by Microsoft back in 2017.

Below are steps needed to get TFS to work with Zeus and Zeus Lite.

Step 1: Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer
To get the installer for this page you need to create an account for the Microsoft Developer portal found here: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/dev-essentials/

With an account you will get access to the following My Download search page: https://my.visualstudio.com/Downloads

Using that page do the search shown below (i.e. the green rectangles):
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Note The DVD option was used as I was unable to get the web installer to work as it kept failing with a software compatibility error.

To install from the ISO image start a PowerShell admin console and run the following command:
PS C:\Temp> Mount-DiskImage -ImagePath "C:\Temp\en_team_explorer_for_visual_studio_2013_x86_dvd_3175477.iso"

Attached : True
BlockSize : 0
DevicePath : \\.\CDROM1
FileSize : 138153984
ImagePath : C:\Temp\en_team_explorer_for_visual_studio_2013_x86_dvd_3175477.iso
LogicalSectorSize : 2048
Number :
Size : 138153984
StorageType : 1
PSComputerName :
That will then allow you to run the Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer installer:
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After running the installer start Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer, making sure it can connect to the TFS server.

Step 2: Install Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 2013 & 2015
Download and install the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 2013 & 2015.

Complete the configuration by using the Zeus Options Editor Options menu, switching to the Source Control panel enabling TFS as shown below:
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Cheers Jussi
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