Do I need to remove Lab Management from a Collection when I Upgrade?

This is really a very important question, so the answer depends on some conditions, if you are upgrading to a different domain or if you will use a different SCVMM (System Center Virtual Machine Manager), you must delete the resources that are used by Lab Management from the collection database, this include virtual machines, templates, team project host groups, and team project library shares, otherwise you will keep them.

You will need to re-create the Lab Management assets after you finish the upgrade

To remove the Lab Management resources

You will use:

TFSConfig Lab /Delete /External

The following is the notification when you don’t delete them.

Note: this also applyed for moving collection to another server

Team Foundation Server could not tear down the deployment rig on environment in project. Delete the Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Build Agent associated with this environment manually using Team Foundation Server Administrator Console. Exception Details: TF30040: The database is not correctly configured. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator.

Delete the Lab Management resources

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