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TFSBuild Queued Build Stalled and Can’t Be Deleted

I was playing with the TFS Community Build Extensions ( with the new TFS11 Express Beta and ran into a situation where I had a build that was stalled and wouldn't complete and couldn't be stopped. I figured I would use my go-to solution and rebooted my workstation. I opened Visual Studio after my box came back up and was surprised to see that TFSBuild had dutifully restarted the build.

The solution was quick and fairly painless (found here: - in short: delete the queued build definition from the Build Queue table in the project collection's database (tbl_BuildQueue) and then restart the build agent (TFS Administration Console).

By Justin

I'm a software developer, consultant, and the founder of Karpilo Digital, a web and software services company as well as the owner of this blog.

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