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I am trying to use the feature "Create a Report in Microsoft Excel" for Visual Studio TFS 2010.

I am being prompted for a username and password in Excel for any given Team Project when right clicking the item "Active Tasks", selecting "Create a Report in Microsoft Excel," found in the following path within the Team Explorer pane, from Visual Studio 2010:

'Collection Name' | 'Project Name' | Work Items | Iteration 1 | Active Tasks

I am a Team Project Administrator and Collection Administrator. I checked The SharePoint site:

http :// 'serverName'/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx

and have full sitewide and project permissions on this site.

I loaded SQL Server Management Studio on the machine running the instance of TFS (and also the SQL backend for TFS) and ensured that I had roles "serveradmin" and "sysadmin".

How do I run this report? Specifically, what permissions are required?

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That's not a permission denied message you're receiving, so it's not likely you'll rid yourself of it by adding more permissions. What happens when you fill out the username and password? I don't see this behavior, and I run reports with Excel all the time. I wonder if something gets cached after the first authentication?

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