TFS queue build from powershell

I was doing some testing on TFS and got fed up queuing new builds via right-click -> queue new build -> ok. So here is a powershell script that can be used to kick off a build.

I’ve included some extra assemblies that don’t need to be used as I have other functions that do use them in the same module file. example useage below

Queue-TFSBuild -TFSServer http://tfsserver:8080/tfs/col -Project Project1 -Definition DailyBuild

$arrAssemblies = @(
    "Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client",
    "Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Common",
    "Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client",
    "Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Workflow",
    "Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client"
)
Foreach ($assembly in $arrAssemblies) {
    [void][Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName($assembly)
}	
Remove-Variable assembly, arrAssemblies


Function Queue-TFSBuild {
    [CmdLetBinding()]
    Param (
        [Uri]$TFSServer,
        [String]$Project,
        [String]$Definition
    )

    Process {
        [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsTeamProjectCollection]$tfsc = [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsTeamProjectCollectionFactory]::GetTeamProjectCollection($TFSServer)
        $IBS = [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IBuildServer]

        [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IBuildServer] $buildserver = $tfsc.GetService($IBS)
        [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IBuildDefinition] $BuildDef = $buildserver.GetBuildDefinition($Project,$Definition)
        [Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IBuildRequest] $BuildReq = $BuildDef.CreateBuildRequest();
        $buildserver.QueueBuild($BuildReq)
    }
}