The process to convert a large source control or work item tracking repository from Visual SouceSafe or from IBM Rational ClearQuest to Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation may fail

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to convert source control or the work item tracking repository from Microsoft Visual SourceSafe or from IBM Rational ClearQuest to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, the conversion process may fail, and you may receive the following error message:
Message: TF26174: Team Foundation timed out trying to connect to the server. Check that you have a network connection and that the Team Foundation Server is available. If the problem persists, contact your Team Foundation Server administrator.
Typically, you may experience this problem when the repository that you are converting is very large.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the converter takes more time to convert the repository than the standard Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) application pool worker process recycling setting. In this scenario, Web services are restarted, and the converter cannot connect to the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Disable application pool worker recycling in IIS when you run the converter.
  • Set the IIS application pool worker process to recycle based on idle time.
  • Perform an incremental migration. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
For more information about how to configure application pool recycling, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site: The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 921310 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 15:10:24 - Revision: 2.2

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