How to run batch file after TFS build

Where is the bat file actually located in TFS server after build.

In your TFS workflow you normally put the bat file to execute like

String.Format(“{0} \ SunMoon\scripts\cleandb.bat”, SourceDirectory);




In actual fact where is the physical path located in the TFS server. In order to know the path

1. Open Team Foundation Server Administrator Console.

2. Go to Build Configuration.

3. Open the Properties for the Agent and look at the Working Directory.




The directory is $(SystemDrive)\Builds means C:\Builds (unless your system drive is not C).


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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2 Responses to How to run batch file after TFS build

  1. Prashant says:

    Hi Chan,

    Can you send me xaml template that does this batch file execute i have batch file to be executed on remote server after TFS build and publish website.

    Please email me to


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