Do you remove the need to type “/tfs” ?
6/05/2015 6:12 AM by
Many clients that complain when they type: tfs.northwind.com
...and then see ‘Server Error 403 – Forbidden: Access is denied’
It is not a nice experience that in 2015 the out-of-the-box requirement is still to type "/tfs".
- Figure: Bad example - A horrible first experience... did I get the URL wrong? Is the server down?
Note: The better out-of-the-box experience for Exchange OWA is to type https://mail.ssw.com.au/
...and it redirects to
So fix the nasty out-of-the-box experience.
- Figure: Option 1 – This is one way. Include some text to tell devs that they can remove the need for /tfs - on the Application Tier page specify port 80 and an empty Virtual Directory
- Figure: Option 2 – This is another way. In IIS add the redirect to remove the need to type “/tfs”
Do you feel this rule needs an update?