VPN based developers and multi-domain  
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Gaetan





PostPosted: Team Foundation Server - Setup, VPN based developers and multi-domain Top

After reading many posts in the TFS forums, I'm pretty sure the product is unuseable in our development environment but I would still like some sort of confirmation from people with more experience with TFS.

We have many remote developers who access domain A over a VPN connection. TFS is installed in domain B and there is no trust between the two domains. I cannot duplicate the domain A developers accounts into the domain B since the password complexity policies differs and are incompatible.

So far I have not been able to get Team Explorer from domain A to make any sort of connection to TFS in domain B. I always get a TFS31002: Unable to connect to this team Foundation Server

-The TFS name, port number or protocol is incorrect

-The TFS server is offline

-Password is expired or incorrect

I know for sure that TFS is operational since I can connect to it from VS2005 running within domain B.

So my questions are:

1- Is this scenario supported by TFS

2- Can I tell team Explorer which credentials to use to connect to TFS

Regards,

Gaetan.



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Matthew Mitrik MSFT





PostPosted: Team Foundation Server - Setup, VPN based developers and multi-domain Top

Hi Gaetan,

Can you please verify for me that this is still an issue If it is, I will have it assigned to the appropriate person to provide help.

Thanks,
-Matt



 
 
Gaetan





PostPosted: Team Foundation Server - Setup, VPN based developers and multi-domain Top

We decided to pull the plug on TFS due to its inability to support accounts outside of trusted domains. We may take another look once this design shortcoming is resolved.
 
 
Matthew Mitrik MSFT





PostPosted: Team Foundation Server - Setup, VPN based developers and multi-domain Top

Just as an FYI, SP1 for TFS will support Basic Authentication, but no dates are available yet.