Link to set global build retention policy for TFS Build and Release

by XDK 23. July 2017 00:06


Team Services: https://<account>

TFS 2017: http://<TFS Server>/tfs/<Collection Name>/_admin/_buildQueue

TFS 2015 Update 3: http://<TFS Server>:8080/tfs/<Collection Name>/_admin/_buildQueue

TFS 2015 RTM: http://<TFS Server>:8080/tfs/<Collection Name>/_admin/_buildQueue#_a=settings


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Start-ScheduledTask : The system cannot find the file specified

by XDK 5. February 2017 21:42


PS D:\> Start-ScheduledTask -TaskName SynchronizeTime

Start-ScheduledTask : The system cannot find the file specified.
At line:1 char:1
+ Start-ScheduledTask Update-MyHelp -Starttings $s
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (PS_ScheduledTask:Root/Microsoft/…S_ScheduledTask) [Start-ScheduledTask]
   , CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x80070002,Start-ScheduledTask


I got the above exception while working with Scheduled Task Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell.


Adding TaskPath parameter resolved the issue.

PS D:\> $path = (Get-ScheduledTask SynchronizeTime).TaskPath
PS D:\> Start-ScheduledTask -TaskName SynchronizeTime -TaskPath $path 


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How to clear NuGet cache on the build agent?

by XDK 1. December 2016 02:39


For the agents configured with build account

http-cache: C:\Users\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\AppData\Local\NuGet\v3-cache
packages-cache: C:\Users\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\AppData\Local\NuGet\Cache
global-packages: C:\Users\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\.nuget\packages\
temp: C:\Users\xavier.j\AppData\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\Temp\NuGetScratch

For the agents configured with Network Services account

http-cache: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\AppData\Local\NuGet\v3-cache
packages-cache: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\AppData\Local\NuGet\Cache
global-packages: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\.nuget\packages\
temp: %windir%\ServiceProfiles\AppData\<BUILD ACCOUNT>\Temp\NuGetScratch


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My name is Xavier Dilip Kumar Jayaraj having 16+ years of IT experience which includes solid experience and depth Knowledge in Application Life Cycle Management, Configuration Management, Implementation and Support using TFS on-premises and Azure DevOps. I have invested in gaining DevOps knowledege to expertise with Cloud Computing providers namely Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services in recent years. I am very positive to learn and adapt emerging technologies to client’s environment.

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