TF208101: You cannot access the Analysis Services database because you have specified alternative credentials and you do not have permission on your computer to impersonate another user

by XDK 16. December 2015 18:06

Exception:

TF208101: You cannot access the Analysis Services database because you have specified alternative credentials and you do not have permission on your computer to impersonate another user

Explanation:

The TF208101 error occur when trying to create Excel Reports from a TFS query using Visual Studio IDE

Solution:

  1. Right-click the visual Studio IDE icon or shortcut, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Export the work item query to excel.

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Embedded images in HTML fields are missing in the Work Items

by XDK 18. November 2015 10:00

Explanation:

The mentioned error occur when the TFS URL is not properly configured for client access.

You can figure out the invalid URL location of the image by right-click --> Properties on the image in the Work Item field 

Solution for Web Access client

  1. Log on to TFS app tier
  2. Open "TFS Administartion Console"
  3. Select "Application Tier" node
  4. Check whether the "Notification URL" in the "Application Tier Summary" is configured with FQDN.
  5. If not configure as expected, then configure the URL with FQDN by clicking on "Change URL" as follows 

Solution for Visual Studio IDE

  1. Close all Visual Studio IDE and IE instances
  2. Open IE.
  3. Add *.<your TFS domain>.com to the local intranet settings
  4. Open Visual Studio IDE to verify the missing image

 

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How do I find all alert details stored in TFS?

by XDK 31. October 2015 07:17

Explanation:

Alert details are stored in tbl_EventSubscription table in the collection databases.

Following query will list all alert details

USE Tfs_DefaultCollection
SELECT subuser.AccountName,subuser.DisplayName,MailAddress,alert.EventType,alert.Expression,alert.Address 
FROM    tbl_EventSubscription alert
JOIN    Tfs_Configuration.dbo.tbl_identity subuser
ON      subuser.Id = alert.SubscriberId

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How to resolve TFS item not found conflict type during source code migration / sync?

by XDK 29. October 2015 09:44

Exception:

  • Conflict Type: TFS item not found conflict type
  • Description: This is possible if the item is destroyed or the user does not have read access

Explanation: 

I encountered the above conflict while syncing the team project source code folders\files using migration tools such as Timely Migration and TFS integration platform tools. The sync failed for specific folders and files.

Solution:

After debugging sync issue, found the read permission for the project collection service account was explicitly set to deny on specific project folders which was blocking the sync.

Make sure the account you use for sync don’t have any permissions set to DENY related to source control activities

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How do I associate work item with check-in using TF.exe command line utility?

by XDK 22. October 2015 13:25

Explanation:

You cannot associate work item with the check-in using tf.exe command line utility from Visual Studio command tools.

Workaround:

You can use the tf.exe from Team Explorer Everywhere to associate work item with the check-in.

tf checkin ItemSpec -associate:WorkItemIds

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