TFS Service Authentication (TF30063)

I have some custom and third-party services (SFTS: Scrum for Team System) attached to my TFS 2010 server and began to get the following error in the event logs as the services failed. Error: ‘TeamFoundationServerUnauthorizedException’ TF30063: You are not authorized to access http://%5BSERVER URL]:8080/tfs/[COLLECTION NAME].      at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsConnection.ThrowAuthorizationException(Exception e)      at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.TfsConnection.UseCredentialsProviderOnFailure(Action action)      at… Continue reading TFS Service Authentication (TF30063)

Making a work item only editable by its creator in TFS 2010

I was recently confronted by someone building a TFS template for a client that had an interesting business rule they had to support.  They needed to be able to allow only the creator of the Work Item to edit or make changes to it once it was created.  There is a lot of magic you… Continue reading Making a work item only editable by its creator in TFS 2010

The TFS 2010 Admin Tool is Finally Here!

Managing permissions can be frustrating.  Managing them in TFS 2010 can be a nightmare!  Permissions for each of the three tiers (TFS Application Tier, the Reporting Server, and the SharePoint Portal) each having different authorization management tools and settings makes configuration more painful than even the average masochist is willing to sign up for.  Even worse is… Continue reading The TFS 2010 Admin Tool is Finally Here!

TFS 2010 Rules Limited to 255 Characters

Using HTML fields in your TFS 2010 Work Item definitions gives you great flexibility for user input or storage of presentable information from external sources (System Info from Test Manager, for instance).  This is great if you need to input a lot of information with formatted text, hyperlinks, or even links out to external resources. … Continue reading TFS 2010 Rules Limited to 255 Characters