Thursday, April 12, 2012

TFS Portal Error: This site doesn't have a default Team Foundation Server instance

Basically this error happens when SharePoint is NOT linked/connected with TFS. You can reconfigure this for the Team project where the portal is supposed to be connected.

Here are the steps.

First verify the TFS Collection has default SharePoint site.

Step 1: On Team Foundation Server Administration Console, Select the TFS Collection and “SharePoint Site” tab.


Step 2: Click “Edit Default Site Location” link and update the default site location.


Step 3: Access the SharePoint, if that did not fix the issue, reconfigure the portal setting for the team projects using Visual Studio

Reconfigure Team Portal Settings

Step 4: On the Visual Studio Team Explorer, right click on the Team Project and select “Portal Settings”


Step 5: Project Portal Settings page appears. Click on “Enable Team Project Portal” and Click on “Configure Url” button.


Step 6: On “Specify an existing SharePoint Site” window (as mentioned in image above), specify the SharePoint URL. Confirm the url by clicking on the URL link. Now the SharePoint would show the data from reports and other details

Step 7: Press OK to save the changes.

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