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I have an out of the box install (SharePoint and TFS on same box, external SQL server) and when I attempt to create a project I get an error as per the screenshot.


I have checked under Central Admin -> Site Settings -> People and Groups - Farm Administrators.

I can see my user domain account is listed, so technically I am a farm administrator and can do what i want.

Any idea why I get this error and what can I do about it?

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Make the service account for TFS a farm admin in SharePoint. If your service account is network service, use the name of the tfs server with the $ symbol. For example, domain\tfsserver$

Good luck!

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