Monday, March 30, 2009 1:02 PMWould anyone happen to know why after changing my Windows password and rebooting that I would lose my bindings to TFS on all of my projects or solutions? Even after rebinding, my bindings are not "sticking" to my projects or solutions. Every time I open VS 2008 SP1, I have to rebind to TFS. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2.
I used to open VS and Team Explorer would already be connected to our TFS team project. Now after changing my network password, I have to open the "Connect to a Team Foundation Server" dialog and click OK. When I do open the project or solution, I get the following message in the Output window in VS:
This solution is offline.
The solution is offline because its associated Team Foundation Server is offline.
Then I go to File --> Source Control --> Change Source Control... in VS and I'm asked "Would you like to completely disassociate the solution from source control?" I choose Yes. Then I go back to File --> Source Control --> Change Source Control... and I bind to TFS.
- Moved by Bill.Wang Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:14 AM A version control question.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:25 PMModeratorThe error message says that server is offline, did you try to access the server from another client? If it's offline, did you change the TFS service account's password?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 5:33 PMThanks for the response. TFS is not offline because I can connect to it by going to Team --> "Connect to a Team Foundation Server" dialog and click OK in VS 2008 SP1. It connects with no problem. Before I changed my password, when I opened VS I was automatically connected to TFS. Others on my team are able to connect with no problems. The TFS server is 2005 but the Team Explorer is 2008.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6:55 PMModerator
From the message in the output window, the solution was “offline” with TFS. In TFS once a solution is offline it stays offline until you explicitly bring it back online. You bring a solution online by following the steps here. I suspect the binding information was not lost – but rather you were not able to perform source control operations since it was offline (giving it the appearance that it was not bound anymore).
- Marked As Answer by Ed HintzMicrosoft Employee, Moderator Tuesday, March 31, 2009 6:56 PM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:33 PM
I had same issue and was resolved by selecting the "Go online" option as suggested by Ed Hintz.
From the main menu in VS2008 File > Source Control > Go online.