How To: Disable the Team Members Feature


How To: Disable the Team Members Feature

If you installed TFS Power Tools 2008 you will see couple of new features.

One of the features called – "Team Members" that allows you to collaborate with your team even better.  One of the features is integration with instant messaging that allows you to see presence, IM, video, audio, etc from inside Team Explorer.  You can read more about the feature here:

There is a lot of problems with that plug, for example the load time can be excessive…


And this error….  


There is two ways to disable Team Member feature:

1.Visual Studio Options

Open Visual Studio –> Tools –> Options –>Team Foundation Server Power Tools –> General, then set Team Members to False.



2. Registry

Open Run and write “regedit”, navigate to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\TeamFoundation\PowerTools

Add a new String Value named TeamTrackerHidden and set its value to True.

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  1. R4 Card05/02/2010 ב 11:22

    For this matter, once I discussed with one of my friends, not only about the content you talked about, but also to how to improve and develop, but no results. So I am deeply moved by what you said today.

  2. r411/04/2010 ב 19:49

    Great article and nioce photos to help us understand ,, thank you for going to the extra special effort.