This guide assumes you have already downloaded and installed SocialTFS Proxy Server. If not, please read the guide How to install SocialTFS.

How to change connection password after SocialTFS Proxy Server installation.

When you are installing SocialTFS Proxy Server, the local SQL Server creates a User Login (SocialTFS) and makes it the database (SocialTFS) owner. This user has a default password which is the same for all installations of SocialTFS Proxy Server, for this we strongly recommend you to change the connection password to the database after SocialTFS Proxy Server installation.
To do this you must change the password of the User Login (SocialTFS) and the web service connection string to the database.

First of all you must run SQL Server Management Studio, log in via Windows Authentication with an administrator account and open the Login Properties from the context menu of the SocialTFS User in the Object Explorer pane on the left.

Then you can change the SocialTFS User password, confirm it, press Ok and close SQL Server Management Studio. We recommend using the Windows password policy mechanisms.

Now you need to run IIS Manager, select the site you previously created (SocialTFS) from the sites folder on the left and double click on the Connection Strings item from the central view.

Then select the SocialTFSConnectionString connection from central view and edit it via the command in the menu on the right.

Finally, replace the black points in the connection string with the password you chose earlier and press Ok.

Note: It's important to remember the chosen password because it could be used when upgrading SocialTFS Proxy Server.

Last edited Dec 27, 2011 at 5:51 PM by nsanitate, version 14