How To Add Users To A Team Project

יום שני, פברואר 16, 2009

A customer asked me: how do I add users to my team project? Because this is a task that you need to do in every project you create I will show the basics in this post. So where to start? Just right click the project, point on “Team Project Settings” and click on “Group Membership” Note: You can add users from the “Team Members” tab in the Team Explorer too but I will cover that in a future post. A window is opened at that point with 4 groups, these are the basic team project groups, you can add new groups if you...
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TF30224 error when creating a new team project

יום שלישי, פברואר 3, 2009

Hi While using Team explorer on the TFS machine, we tried to create a new team project and got error TF30224 :"Failed to retrieve projects from the report server. Please check that the SQL Server Reporting Services Web and Windows services are running and you have sufficient privileges for creating a project."So we followed the recomendations and validated the privileges and that services are running. We followed instructions from this link: Jung - thanx for correcting me with that URL) we checked that we have a "content manager" permission in reporting services, that we have  DBCreator role in SQL Server...

Unlock files of other developers in TFS

יום רביעי, מרץ 14, 2007

Today we need to undo check-out of other user, because one of our developers has to make modifications to a locked file, and the developer who locked the file isn't available to unlock it. How locked/checked-out file can be unlocked by other user? The person which unlocks this file(s) has to be with appropriate permissions: Having the Unlock other user's changes permission set to Allow is required to remove a lock held by another user.File or folder can be set to allow users or group to Unlock other user's changes and Undo other user's changes.  A user that is granted these permissions...
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TFS Permission Manager 1.5 – Upgrade

יום שני, דצמבר 18, 2006

After receiving a lot of very good feedback about TFS Permission Manager, I finally found some time to add missing functionality. New version supports group permission management. Also, following request from Microsoft guys GNU license was switched to more permissive Berkley license. Download available from the same place, you do not need to uninstall previous version, just run new setup. I hope it will be helpful. Any thoughts or suggestions will be greatly appreciated (as always :-)).

TFS Permission Manager 1.0 is Finally out

יום שני, נובמבר 27, 2006

Working with Team Foundation Server we have to perform various repeating task related to user declaration and permission setting. I already wrote about TFS permission and tools. Managing permissions is complicated, and from time to time quite frustrating.  I've decided that it would be a better use of my time to assemble such a tool than just manually applying permissions again and again...    Using this tool you can: Add or remove TFS group membership, Reporting Services role membership and SharePoint role membership Set Server and Project-level permissions Set AreaPath and Source Control permissions Create new TFS users with permissions identical to those of specified existing...

Complete TFS Permissions Reference

יום שני, אוקטובר 23, 2006

What makes a person spend hours on writing an article? Sometimes it’s the joy of research, some other times it’s the pleasure of sharing your knowledge. The motivation for this article comes from both places, but is mainly the result of repeating questions from our customers about security and permissions. The fact that handling security in TFS is quite complex and requires understating of the various parts of the platform pops-up a lot of questions. In the attached document we did our best to go through most of security and permissions issues: Server and project groups, permissions granting in:...
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About TFS Permissions, TFSSecurity and Uri’s

יום שישי, אוקטובר 20, 2006

Security must be very important to the Microsoft TFS security team, otherwise I cannot really understand why there are 3 different tools you need to use to cover all permissions aspects: tf.exe – Installed with Team Explorer. TFSAdmin.exe – Separate download from here. TFSSecurity.exe – Installed with Team Foundation server.We are working on document, which will provide a complete reference of TFS permissions aspects, In the meanwhile, let's talk a little bit about TFSSecurity.exe.This utility deals with group membership, project-level permissions, area path permissions and some server-level permissions.Note: using TFSAdmin is the only way to set server-level permissions (as...
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