Error "TF255115: The following service did not start: TfsJobAgent." while starting Azure DevOPs Server 2019


I have just installed Azure DevOPs Server 2019 and am running Server Configuration Wizard.

I am getting error "TF255115: The following service did not start: TfsJobAgent".

Here is what I see in the event log:

Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.19671, time stamp: 0x5e673d0b
Exception code: 0xe0434352
Fault offset: 0x00000000000088dc
Faulting process id: 0x292c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d617e3f41741be
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Azure DevOps Server 2019\Application Tier\TfsJobAgent\TfsJobAgent.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 31ebbfa5-83d7-11ea-810c-000d3ab2ccc5
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

I have found two posts regarding error TF255115:


This post recommends to check whether USERS group has Read and Execute permissions for file TFSJobAgent.exe. I have checked it and indeed it has.


This post recommends to check whether I have permissions to run Visual Studio Team Foundation Background Job Agent service. However, I don't find such a service. Since the above post was written, 8 years ago, TFS was renamed to Azure, so I looked also for Azure-related services, but found nothing.

Please assist!

asked on Stack Overflow Apr 21, 2020 by Alex Karnovsky

1 Answer


Since you are using Azure DevOps Server 2019. Visual Studio Team Foundation Background Job Agent service has renamed to Azure DevOps Server Background Job Agent.

According to the error info, you need to make sure this service is running in your service list of your server.

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answered on Stack Overflow Apr 22, 2020 by PatrickLu-MSFT

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