How to add users to Team Foundation Service Accounts group?

by XDK 8. August 2013 11:19


Execute the following command:

TFSSecurity.exe /g+ "Team Foundation Service Accounts" n:"[Domain]\[User Id]" /server:http://tfs:8080/tfs

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Azure DevOps on-premises | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

TF30171: The Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.Portal plug-in used to create the new team project could not be initialized and returned the following error: TF30270: Project site folder “ProjectName” already exists.User Action

by XDK 4. August 2013 12:16


I was not able to create a new team project due to the following exception even though the site with the new team project name does not exist in share point.

Module: Initializer
Event Description: TF30207: Initialization for plugin “Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.Portal” failed
Exception Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.PcwException
Exception Message: TF30270: Project site folder “ProjectName” already exists
Stack Trace:
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WssSiteCreator.Initialize(ProjectCreationContext context)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.EngineStarter.InitializePlugins(MsfTemplate template, PcwPluginCollection pluginCollection)


Exception message misguided me. The real problem was with the Share Point connectivity. I was not able to connect to Share Point server using the server name but IP worked. I changed the Share Point sever name to IP in TFS administration console which fixed the issue.

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TFS Version Control folder rename option disabled

by XDK 1. August 2013 13:29


unable to rename a version control folder. rename option is disabled.



You need to get the entire parent folder source to rename any child folders inside the parent.


How to remove the alerts from TFS event subscription

by XDK 1. August 2013 12:55


1. Query tbl_EventSubscription table in the collection DB to identify the Event ID

 select id, * from  [Tfs_DefaultCollection].[dbo].[tbl_EventSubscription]

2. log on to TFS App tier --> Open console window (cmd.exe)

3. goto cd C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010\Tools 

4. use BisSubscribe /unsubscribe command


BisSubscribe /unsubscribe /id <id> (/server <serverNameOrUri> | /collection <collectionNameOrUri>)


bissubscribe /unsubscribe /id 100 /collection http://tfs:8080/tfs/defaultCollection


Azure DevOps on-premises | TFS 2010 | TFS 2012

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by XDK 1. August 2013 12:00


Unable to view the build report.  



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Azure DevOps on-premises | Supporting Tools | TFS 2012

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