DYK #1 : IIS not required for Team Build

February 22, 2009

DYK = Did You Know?

Internet Information Server (IIS) is not required to be installed for a TFS 2008 Team Build machine

The application server for TFS 2005 still used .NET Remoting to communicate with the Team Build machine, but as from TFS 2008 the communication is set up with Windows Communication Foundation. The WCF service runs in a managed Windows Service (TfsBuildService.exe).