This post is about configuring TFS 2012 Express. Here is the TFS Object model.
Once you install TFS Express 2012, you can access the Team Foundation Server Administration Console from All Programs > Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012. The window will be like this.
First we need to configure Application Tier. The Start Wizard button will launch the Application tier configuration Wizard, like this. As I have pre-installed SQL Server Express, the configuration was using the same sql server instance.
The Verify button will validate your system is ready to configure or not. If your system is ready to configure, will show a screen like this.
After verification is successful, you can click Configure button to start the configuration. After configuration completed, you will get a screen like this.
Clicking on next button of configuration completed screen will show TFS Application server details, like this.
Clicking on the Team Foundation server url will open the local web interface. Like this.
We have completed the Application tier configuration.