Cannot create new TFS 2010 project with SharePoint: TF250044


  • 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


  • 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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