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Configure TFS Proxy


When a development team is working on a remote site, using the TFS source controller may require bandwidth. To overcome this problem, we can use the TFS proxy.

It will keep files and attachments cached in order to serve faster and to free up bandwidth.

Hardware Configuration

TFS Proxy is installed on a server and it is not advisable to install it on my same server as the TFS server Applicatif.

Installing and Configuring Team Foundation Server Proxy

To install the TFS proxy, you must first install TFS (same installation procedure as application tiers).

In the TFS Administration Console, click Proxy Server, and then click Configure features


The first configuration step is the choice of the collection to which it will connect.


Then the service account to use is chosen.


Finally, the last step is the choice of the port and the location of cached files


Then click Next or revise until the end of the configuration.

Client configuration (developer PC)

To connect to TFS proxy server, configure its settings in Visual Studio.

On the Tools menu go to Options.

Select Source Control in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

Check Use a proxy server box ... and check the server name and port (filled during configuration)

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