Connecting to Team System Database

Applies to TestExecute 15.40, last modified on March 25, 2022

Use the Team System Settings page of the Connection Wizard to specify parameters needed to connect to the Team System issue-tracking database:

For TestExecute to be able to post and edit issues, one of the following Team Foundation Server versions must be installed on the server computer:
  • Team Foundation Server 2010 - 2018

    Note: Support for Team Foundation Server versions 2010–2013 is deprecated. It will be removed in one of the future product versions.

The Microsoft Visual Studio Team System client version must correspond to the Team Foundation Server version. For more information on compatibility of different Microsoft Visual Studio Team Suites versions, see the MSDN library. The on-line version is available at

  1. In the URL or host name text box, enter the URL of the page that specifies the location of Team System’s database. You can either enter the page’s URL or specify the host name holding this page.

    Note: The specifying of the host name only means that the Team System server is configured to add the page’s path to this name.

    To connect to Team Foundation Server 2010 - 2018, specify the server name in the URL format: http://server_name:port/path, where

    • server_name is the name of the server.

    • port is the number of the port used by the Team Foundation Server (by default, 8080).

    • path is the path to the team project collections stored on the server (by default, tfs).

    For example, you can specify the server name as http://tfs2012:8080/tfs.

    If you want to connect to an earlier version of the Team Foundation Server, specify just the server name, for example, tfs2008.

    You can click the ellipsis button of the URL edit box. This will display the Select Server dialog that will assist you in forming the URL.

  2. In the Login and Password text boxes, specify the user account and password which TestExecute will use to connect and work in Team System.

    Note: The Login field must not contain a domain.

    If the computer where the Team Foundation Server is running and the computer where TestComplete is running do not belong to the same domain, use a Team Foundation Server computer’s local account to connect to Team System.

If you are not sure which values to specify, ask your system administrator.

Once you set up all connection parameters, click Next. TestExecute will test the connection and switch you to the next wizard page, where you can finish the connection editing.

Known Issue

If Visual Studio 2012 or earlier is installed on your computer, you may get the following error when connecting to your Team Foundation Server:

The program can't start because MSVCR120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

To resolve the problem, install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 on your computer. You can download the packages from the Microsoft web site:

Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013

See Also

Connecting to Your Issue-Tracking Database
Managing Connections

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