TFS Best Practice Analyzer failing with "%TFSServerURLValidated%
I’ve been having trouble running the Team Foundation Server Best Practise Analyser (TfsBpa for short). It was failing with the following warning:
Cannot validate the URL provided The scan was generated using the corrected URL “%TFSServerURLValidated%”.
I noticed in the “Other Reports” section that it listed the following additional errors:
23:03:07.351: Exception resetting Execution Policy in TFS PowerShell Object Processor: System.Management.Automation.CmdletInvocationException Access to the registry key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\ShellIds\Microsoft.PowerShell’ is denied. at System.Management.Automation.Internal.PipelineProcessor.SynchronousExecuteEnumerate(Object input, Hashtable errorResults, Boolean enumerate) at System.Management.Automation.PipelineNode.Execute(Array input, Pipe outputPipe, ArrayList& resultList, ExecutionContext context) at System.Management.Automation.StatementListNode.ExecuteStatement(ParseTreeNode statement, Array input, Pipe outputPipe, ArrayList& resultList, ExecutionContext context) System.Management.Automation Script
Hmm.. I wonder if it’s a problem related to PowerShell’s execution policy setting?
I ran the following in an elevated PowerShell prompt:
And that’s fixed it – now the BPA process runs as expected. Yay!