How to: Add Users for Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

How to: Add Users for Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

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You can get Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition with Team System client products that are licensed with MSDN Premium Subscriptions. The functionality of the Workgroup Edition is identical to that of Team Foundation Server, Standard Edition except that the number of users is limited to five.

Special Group Membership for Workgroup Edition

After you install Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition, you must add users to Team Foundation Licensed Users security group in order for them to connect to the server.

This security group is a server-level group specific to the Workgroup Edition. This group is created during installation of the Workgroup Edition, but not the Trial Edition or the Standard Edition. The user account used during installation is added to the group by default. You can add up to four additional users to this group manually.

This group controls connection to the server only. It does not control access to creating projects or working within projects. Additional security groups control access to the server's functionality.

To add users to the Team Foundation Licensed Users group

  1. Log on as a Team Foundation Administrator, open Team Explorer, and connect to the Team Foundation Serverfor which you are adding a user.
  2. From the Team menu, click Team Foundation Server Settings, and then click Group Membership.
  3. In the Global Groups dialog box, click Team Foundation Licensed Users and then click Properties.
  4. In the Team Foundation Server Group properties dialog box, click Windows User or Group, and then click Add.
  5. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, type the user accounts you want to add, and then click Add. Note   You can add individual user accounts but not a group account.
  6. Click Close.

Other Team Foundation Server Roles and Membership

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators security group.

All Team Foundation Server editions require users to be members of a Team Foundation Server group at the project level or server level. The level and group depend on the functionality you want to enable for the user. For example, if you want to allow a user to create a Team Project, the user must be a member of the Team Foundation Server Administrators security group, must be assigned to the role of Content Manager in SQL Server Reporting Services, and must be assigned to the role of Administrator for Windows SharePoint Services. However, the user does not need to be a member of the local administrator group on the computer. For more information about users and roles, see the topic “Team Foundation Server Permissions” in the Team Foundation Server Administrator’s Guide.

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  • Fellas, this sholud be in the manual... I got really surprised when I started to get a TF53011 error after the upgrade from RC. I couldn't find anything at TFSAdmin.chm.
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