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TF218017 Cannot create Sharepoint 2010 site - The user does not exists or is not unique

    Question

  • When attempting to create a new TFS 2010 Project in Visual Studio 2010 I get the following error:

    TF218017: A Sharepoint Site could not be created for use as the team project portal. The following error ocurred: Server was unable to process request. --> The User does not exists or is not unique --> The User does not exists or is not unique.

    I've already lookup for a similar problem for Sharepoint that says that this happens when the user doesn't specify the domain, but I've looked everywhere and it seems that in every service (sharepoint 2010, tfs 2010, SQL 2008 R2) and client has a domain specified. I'm already a SiteCollection Administrator, and already tried with another user with the same permissions.

    The following is the sharepoint Log that shows the same Message.

    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Logging Correlation Data       9gc5 Verbose  Thread change; resetting trace level override to 0; resetting correlation to empty list 
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nasq Medium   Entering monitored scope (Request (POST:http://bslsp01:80/_vti_bin/TeamFoundationIntegrationService.asmx)) 
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Logging Correlation Data       77a3 Verbose  Starting correlation. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Logging Correlation Data       xmnv Medium   Name=Request (POST:http://bslsp01:80/_vti_bin/TeamFoundationIntegrationService.asmx) 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nasq Verbose  Entering monitored scope (BeginRequestHandler) 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          SQM                            97qu Verbose  SQM: Datapoint id 6693 marked as Increment datapoint. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     b4ly Verbose  Leaving Monitored Scope (BeginRequestHandler). Execution Time=0.0751 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nass Verbose  ____SQL Query Count=0 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nass Verbose  ____Execution Time=0.0751 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8b Verbose  Looking up context  site http://bslsp01/_vti_bin/TeamFoundationIntegrationService.asmx in the farm SharePoint_Config 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8d Verbose  Looking up the additional information about the typical site http://bslsp01/_vti_bin/TeamFoundationIntegrationService.asmx. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8f Verbose  Site lookup is replacing http://bslsp01/_vti_bin/TeamFoundationIntegrationService.asmx with the alternate access url http://bslsp01. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8g Verbose  Looking up typical site http://bslsp01/_vti_bin/TeamFoundationIntegrationService.asmx in web application SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - BSLSP0180. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tzku Verbose  ConnectionString: 'Data Source=BSLSP01;Initial Catalog=SharePoint_Config;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Asynchronous Processing=False;Connect Timeout=15'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nasq Verbose  Entering monitored scope (PostAuthenticateRequestHandler) 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     b4ly Verbose  Leaving Monitored Scope (PostAuthenticateRequestHandler). Execution Time=0.0748 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nass Verbose  ____SQL Query Count=0 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nass Verbose  ____Execution Time=0.0748 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Logging Correlation Data       xmnv Medium   User=0#.w|adpeco\lparedes 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nasq Verbose  Entering monitored scope (PostResolveRequestCacheHandler) 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     b4ly Verbose  Leaving Monitored Scope (PostResolveRequestCacheHandler). Execution Time=0.0229 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nass Verbose  ____SQL Query Count=0 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.54  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Monitoring                     nass Verbose  ____Execution Time=0.0229 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        narq Verbose  Releasing SPRequest with allocation Id {43FF697C-F425-4CB7-8F42-35672201BFDB} 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8b Verbose  Looking up  site http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection/otro in the farm SharePoint_Config 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8d Verbose  Looking up the additional information about the typical site http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection/otro. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8f Verbose  Site lookup is replacing http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection/otro with the alternate access url http://bslsp01. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8g Verbose  Looking up typical site http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection/otro in web application SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - BSLSP0180. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8h Verbose  Found typical site /proyectos/BSLCollection (58f331cc-46f7-4c0b-87e8-4bd852779cb0) in web application SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - BSLSP0180. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        narq Verbose  Releasing SPRequest with allocation Id {C0E62378-57D6-4DAA-9396-7B1512A799BC} 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.57  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tkeb Verbose  Setting database session for {59dca432-6f4e-403f-9093-8ff25d0d452b}. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tzku Verbose  ConnectionString: 'Data Source=BSLSP01;Initial Catalog=WSS_Content;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Asynchronous Processing=False;Connect Timeout=15'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tkeb Verbose  Setting database session for {59dca432-6f4e-403f-9093-8ff25d0d452b}. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tzku Verbose  ConnectionString: 'Data Source=BSLSP01;Initial Catalog=WSS_Content;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Asynchronous Processing=False;Connect Timeout=15'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        narq Verbose  Releasing SPRequest with allocation Id {CB839958-0BD2-46F2-BADB-BEB105A5FC63} 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8b Verbose  Looking up  site http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection in the farm SharePoint_Config 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8d Verbose  Looking up the additional information about the typical site http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8f Verbose  Site lookup is replacing http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection with the alternate access url http://bslsp01. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8g Verbose  Looking up typical site http://bslsp01/proyectos/BSLCollection in web application SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - BSLSP0180. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        6t8h Verbose  Found typical site /proyectos/BSLCollection (58f331cc-46f7-4c0b-87e8-4bd852779cb0) in web application SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - BSLSP0180. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        narq Verbose  Releasing SPRequest with allocation Id {86133A4E-5661-4B90-96EF-78ED12FCD8B2} 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tkeb Verbose  Setting database session for {59dca432-6f4e-403f-9093-8ff25d0d452b}. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.58  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tzku Verbose  ConnectionString: 'Data Source=BSLSP01;Initial Catalog=WSS_Content;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Asynchronous Processing=False;Connect Timeout=15'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.60  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tkeb Verbose  Setting database session for {59dca432-6f4e-403f-9093-8ff25d0d452b}. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.60  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tzku Verbose  ConnectionString: 'Data Source=BSLSP01;Initial Catalog=WSS_Content;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Asynchronous Processing=False;Connect Timeout=15'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.60  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tkeb Verbose  Setting database session for {59dca432-6f4e-403f-9093-8ff25d0d452b}. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.60  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          Database                       tzku Verbose  ConnectionString: 'Data Source=BSLSP01;Initial Catalog=WSS_Content;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Asynchronous Processing=False;Connect Timeout=15'    ConnectionState: Closed ConnectionTimeout: 15 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.61  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        8kh7 High     The user does not exist or is not unique. 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.61  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        8kh7 High     Stack trace: onetutil.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=00000000000A1A7D) at 0x000007FEF0741A7D onetutil.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=00000000000A2C3D) at 0x000007FEF0742C3D owssvr.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=0000000000009256) at 0x000007FEEE7F9256 owssvr.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=00000000000A1C1D) at 0x000007FEEE891C1D mscorwks.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=00000000002CB717) at 0x000007FEF833B717 Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.ni.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=00000000000F5BA6) at 0x000007FEEF145BA6 Microsoft.SharePoint.ni.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=0000000001A54756) at 0x000007FEF2EE4756 Microsoft.SharePoint.ni.dll: (unresolved symbol, module offset=0000000001A72E98) at 0x000007FEF2F02E98 Microsoft.SharePoint.ni.dll: (unre... 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.61* w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        8kh7 High     ...solved symbol, module offset=0000000001A31411) at 0x000007FEF2EC1411  9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c
    07/07/2010 18:00:36.61  w3wp.exe (0x1200)                        0x164C SharePoint Foundation          General                        narq Verbose  Releasing SPRequest with allocation Id {48842EDC-8E20-4AAD-A844-9AD457B296A5} 9006b34d-877f-499a-bee5-6221ba3cfc6c


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    • Edited by LeonelParedes Thursday, July 08, 2010 8:37 PM Clarity
    Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:22 PM

Answers

  • I was having this same issue in our environment. I solved it by creating a new web application and using Classic Mode Authentication.

    Tim VanDerhoof
    Software Architect
    Washington State Department of Information Services

    • Proposed as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, July 16, 2010 4:14 AM
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:55 PM

All replies

  • I decided to create the TFS Project and it worked. I went to Sharepoint 2010 and created a new Site with the agile template, no problem there either. But when i go to Project Portal Settings for the new Project and try to link it to the new Site i get the same error message, The user does not exist or is not unique.

    Maybe the problem are the credentials provided to Sharepoint? My Machine is already on the domain, and I'm logged on on it. There's gotta be a problem with the credentials provided to Sharepoint by Team Foundation. I'll keep diggin.


    Leonel Paredes Puerto - Project Manager
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, July 12, 2010 2:21 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by LeonelParedes Monday, July 12, 2010 5:31 PM
    Thursday, July 08, 2010 8:46 PM
  • I was having this same issue in our environment. I solved it by creating a new web application and using Classic Mode Authentication.

    Tim VanDerhoof
    Software Architect
    Washington State Department of Information Services

    • Proposed as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, July 15, 2010 3:48 AM
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, July 16, 2010 4:14 AM
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:55 PM
  • Wow Tim thanks! That was the problem, i had my web Application using claims, created a new one on classic mode and it worked. Gues that I'll have to wait to see the benefits of Claims Authentication.
    Leonel Paredes Puerto - Project Manager
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:58 PM
  • Hi everybody

    The idea of going back to classic mode is fine if that's an option but if you need to use claims based auth. on the SharePoint site then what to do?

    To me it seem as if Microsoft and the TFS team has forgotten to read the best practices on SharePoint which recommends CLAIMS and not classic mode.

    If anyone has ideas to solve this problem, please come foreward and tell what you know.

    /Henrik


    Best regards Henrik
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:47 PM
  • Hi!

    Anyone found a solution for this?

    I am currently having the very same problem: TFS 2010 not working with SharePoint 2010 Claims Authentication.

    I even tried extending the "claims webapplication" with one that uses only "classic mode and NTLM" but I get the very same error, when trying to create a new Team Project "the user does not exist or is not unique".

    That was the last idea I came about... :(

    Help!

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:34 PM
  • Also, I am getting this error trying to create a new TFS project on TFS2012 - Sharepoint 2013, and classic authentication mode is deprecated.   I'm understand there is a manual procedure to revert back to it, but we can't use that here.   We need another solution for this issue.
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:16 PM