I've got local admin rights on the same Server 2008 instance where our TFS instance resides. I'm trying to grant myself "developer" rights on one of the projects within TFS, but get this error page when I attempt to do so:
How do I grant myself access to TFS so that I can create a developer account?
Thank you for your post.
If you want to use TFS Administration Console, you need add user to Team Foundation Administrators group or have the View instance-level information and Edit instance-level information permissions set to Allow. You you do not have TFS Administrator permission, please let TFS administrator do it. About Set Administrator Permissions for Team Foundation Server, please refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb552341.aspx
If you want to add user to TFS Team Project, please refer to Add Users to Team Projects.
If you want to add user to TFS user group, please refer to How to: Add Users for Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition.
I hope this information will help resolve this issue.
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Be sure that the local Administrators group has login rights on the Sql Server 2008 instance.
Thanks for the swift answer!
The issue, here, is that no one seems to have access to a TFS admin account; we were hoping that adding me as a server admin would give me enough rights to go in and then add myself as a TFS admin.
So, I guess my real question is "How does one get back into TFS when the admin account is lost?"
Try to login with the TFS service account.