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TFS does immediately not see group member changes.

When adding a user to a windows/domain group (e.g. TFS-Users) that has access to a repository on Team Foundation Server it may be that this user does not get immediate access to your Team Collection. This is because Team Foundation Server caches the user that are present in the group TFS-Users. Therefore any user change on the windows/domain group, either removal or addition, will not be reflected immediately to the Team Foundation Service. The solution is to wait some amount of time, since Team Foundation Service will re-query the windows/domain user group for eligible users every hour.

Note: It does not work to shut down the IIS-Webpage and restart it, this will not force a re-query of the windows/domain group.

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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Team Foundation Server



The Solution appears to be under Source Control, but its Binding Information cannot be found.

You might get following error during opening your solution in Visual Studio 2010 if you have a workspace located on a Team Foundation Server 11.

The solution appears to be under source control, but its binding information cannot be found. Because it is not possible to recover this missing information automatically, the projects whose bindings are missing will be treated as not under source control.

This is because you might have upgraded your workspace with Visual Studio 11 to a local workspace.


In that situation you can no longer open your solution with Visual Studio 2010. If you try this you will get the error as shown above.

Solution steps:

  1. Create one server workspace for Visual Studio 2010 and another local workspace for Visual Studio 11

    1. Open the Source Control Explorer in Visual Studio 11.
    2. Open the Drop Down Button right of the Workspace Label.image
    3. Select Workspaces.
    4. After opening the Manage Workspace window click Add.
    5. Enter a name to identify that workspace.
    6. Under Source Control Folder select the folder you want to map.
    7. Under Local Folder select the folder where you want to map to.
    8. Then click Advanced.
    9. The next step is the important one:
      1. For Visual Studio 2010 you need a workspace that has its Location on the Server.
      2. For Visual Studio 11 you may open workspaces with both types.image
  2. Change your local workspace to a server workspace.

    1. Follow Steps 1.1  to 1.8
    2. Select as Location Server.

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TFS 2012: Permission Error with creating a team project (TF30172)

If you try to create a new team project in the Beta version of the new Team Foundation Server 11 (and/or RC,RTM 2012) using Visual Studio 2010 you will get following error:

TF30172: You do not have permission to create a new team project.

Even if you have set the permissions and you are eligible to create such a project you will get the error. The only solution until now is using the new version of Visual Studio 2012 RC to create a new team project with.

UPDATE: 2012-06-28:

With Team Foundation Server 2012 RC and RTM the error is as follows:

TF30172: You are trying to create a team project either without required permissions or with an older version of Team Explorer. Contact your project administrator to check your permissions or to determine how to upgrade Team Explorer.


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