FIX: Performance decreases when you migrate Visual Studio 2005 team build types to Visual Studio 2008 team build definitions

When you migrate Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 team build types to Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 team build definitions in Team Foundation Build, you may experience one or more of the following problems:
  • Build time increases significantly.
  • You notice high CPU usage on the application tier server and on the data tier server.
  • A time-out issue occurs with the build process because a database block occurs on the instance of Microsoft SQL Server on the data tier server.
This problem occurs because of the following:
  • Repetitive calls to SQL stored procedures that are stored in the TfsBuild database
  • More logging actions to the TfsBuild database in Team Foundation Build.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must apply this hotfix on the application tier server.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionDate
For more information about the team build type, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: For more information about the team build definition, visit the following MSDN Web site:

Article ID: 953021 - Last Review: 07/31/2008 22:27:48 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server

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