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Cannot create new TFS 2010 project with SharePoint: TF250044

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  • When attempting to create a new TFS 2010 project with aSharePoint portal, I receive:

    TF218017: A SharePoint site could not be created for use as the team project portal. The following error ocurred: TF250044: A SharePoint site cannot be created at the following location: http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection/proj1. The following user account does not have the required permissions in SharePoint Products to create a site at that location: SVR\joe. The user account must have sufficient permissions to create a sub-site on the following site: http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection/proj1.

    In SharePoint, joe is a member of FarmAdministrators, a user with Full Control and a member of the Site Collection Administrators. In short, in the same groups as the admin account as far as I can tel. If I connect to TFS as admin, rather than joe, the project creation succeeds, so it is some sort of permissions issue.

    This is a single server deployment; bare metal Win Serv 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, TFS 2010. I installed TFS as Admin, created user account Joe on server and Win 7 client.

    • Moved by Figo Fei Monday, May 03, 2010 2:14 AM (From:Getting Started With Visual Studio Team System)
    Sunday, May 02, 2010 6:22 PM

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  • I came across the exact same problem and found that I needed to add my account to the Site collection administrators of the DefaultCollection.  

    I did that by:

    1. Using the TFS Setup account, navigate to http://myserver/sites/DefaultCollection 
    2. Click on Site Actions and select Site settings
    3. Under Users and Permissions, click the link Site collection administrators
    4. Added my account in the domain/account format and clicked ok

    Once I had done the above, I was able to successfully create the TFS Project.

    Hope that helps.

    • Marked as answer by estein Friday, May 07, 2010 1:34 AM
    Tuesday, May 04, 2010 12:58 PM

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  • Moved to TFS forum for better response.

    Thanks.


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    Monday, May 03, 2010 2:13 AM
  • Hi estein,

    >>> a user with Full Control and a member of the Site Collection Administrators

    Do you mean  http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection?  Could joe create a new site http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection using IE directly? Joe should have the full control permission of  http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection.


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    Tuesday, May 04, 2010 6:44 AM
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  • I came across the exact same problem and found that I needed to add my account to the Site collection administrators of the DefaultCollection.  

    I did that by:

    1. Using the TFS Setup account, navigate to http://myserver/sites/DefaultCollection 
    2. Click on Site Actions and select Site settings
    3. Under Users and Permissions, click the link Site collection administrators
    4. Added my account in the domain/account format and clicked ok

    Once I had done the above, I was able to successfully create the TFS Project.

    Hope that helps.

    • Marked as answer by estein Friday, May 07, 2010 1:34 AM
    Tuesday, May 04, 2010 12:58 PM
  • Thanks - that did the trick.
    Friday, May 07, 2010 1:34 AM
  • Faithless99, thank you! It worked!!
    Tuesday, June 08, 2010 8:54 PM
  • Thank you very much from germany.
    Friday, July 02, 2010 12:06 PM
  • Thanks :-)
    Wednesday, August 04, 2010 1:18 PM
  • Thank you worked like a charm.

     

    Thursday, November 25, 2010 2:04 PM
  • Thank you so much. I spent half day on the WSS central administrator page and no luck. (I was trying to add domain user in to the Farm administrator group. For some reason it won't show up any domain user by using the people picker.)
    r u happy?
    Saturday, February 26, 2011 12:04 AM
  • Great thanks!! helped me a lot.. thank you very much
    Prashantgouda
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:48 AM
  • Great Thanks for posting this. I spent couple of days trying to figure this out.
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:36 AM
  • Thanks ! This was driving me mad turning around and around a column in my office, like in Alan Parker's "Midnight Express" movie 8-D

    Roger

    Friday, April 20, 2012 11:24 AM
  • I am not able to access this link  http://myserver/sites/DefaultCollection itself. I get access denied. How to get access to that site?
    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:43 PM