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Set Administrator Permissions for Team Project Collections

To grant administrator permissions to users for a team project collection, you add them to appropriate groups or grant them specific permissions in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. If your collection uses resources on SharePoint Products and SQL Server Reporting Services, you also grant those permissions to users in those programs.

Project collection administrators maintain the collection and administer permissions and security for other roles at the collection level. Members of the Project Collection Administrators group have the highest set of permissions of any users in the collection and the second-highest set of permissions of any default group in Team Foundation Server. For most organizations that use Team Foundation Server, project collection administrators manage the collections that members of the Team Foundation Administrators group create, but members of the Project Collection Administrators group do not create the collections themselves. Project collection administrators also perform any operations that are required to maintain the collection, such as creating team projects, adding users to groups, or modifying the settings for the collection.

For information about how to set permissions for other members of the team, see Add Users to Team Projects.

An administrator for team project collections must belong to the following groups:

NoteNote

Even users who have appropriate permissions might not be able to view team project portals or reports correctly until they add the sites to their Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer. For more information, see this topic on the Microsoft Web site: User Account Control.

Required Permissions

To perform these procedures, you must either have the following permissions or belong to the following groups:

  • Project Collection Administrators group or the View Server-Level Information and Edit Server-Level Information permissions must be set to Allow

    For more information, see Open the Team Foundation Administration Console.

  • To add permissions for SharePoint Products, the Site Collection Administrators group or the Farm Administrators group for SharePoint Products

  • To add permissions for Reporting Services, the Content Managers group or the Project Content Managers group for Reporting Services

For more information about permissions, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

In addition to these permissions, you might need to address the following requirements on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista:

  • To follow a procedure that requires Internet Explorer, you might need to start it as an administrator by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, right-clicking Internet Explorer, and then clicking Run as administrator.

  • To access Report Manager, reports, or Web sites for SQL Server Reporting Services, you might need to add these sites to the list of trusted sites in Internet Explorer or start Internet Explorer as an administrator.

For more information, see this topic on the Microsoft Web site: User Account Control.

To grant administrative permissions for a team project collection in Team Foundation Server

  1. Open the Global Groups window by performing one of the following sets of steps:

    If you are using Team Explorer:

    1. Open Team Explorer, and connect to the server that is running Team Foundation Server and for which you are setting permissions.

      For more information, see How to: Connect to a Team Project in Team Foundation Server.

    2. Right-click the server, point to Team Foundation Server Settings, and then click Group Membership.

    If you are using the Team Foundation Administration Console:

    1. Open the administration console.

      For more information, see Open the Team Foundation Administration Console.

    2. Expand the server, click Team Project Collections, click a collection, and then click Administer Group Membership.

  2. In the Global Groups window, click Server\Team Foundation Administrators, and then click Properties.

  3. In Add member, click Windows User or Group, and then click Add.

  4. Type the account name of the user whom you want to add to the Team Foundation Administrators group, and then click OK twice.

  5. Click Close to close the Global Groups window.

To grant administrative permissions in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

  1. On the server that is running SharePoint Products, open SharePoint Central Administration.

    For more information, see Access Site Administration or Central Administration for SharePoint Products.

  2. Grant permissions that are appropriate for this user at the farm or the Web application level, depending on your security needs.

    For more information, see Roles in SharePoint Products and the following page on the Microsoft Web site: SharePoint Products Tech Center. For optimum interoperability, consider adding users of the Project Collection Administrators group to the following groups in SharePoint Products:

    • Site Collection Administrators group for the site collection that the team project collection uses

To grant administrative permissions for a team project collection in Reporting Services

  1. Start Internet Explorer.

    NoteNote

    Even if you are logged on with administrative credentials, you must start Internet Explorer as an administrator to perform this function on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. To start Internet Explorer as an administrator, click Start, click All Programs, right-click Internet Explorer, and then click Run as administrator. For more information, see this topic on the Microsoft Web site: User Account Control.

  2. In the Address bar, type the following URL, where ReportServer is the name of the server that is running Reporting Services: http://ReportServer/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx

    You can find the name of the report server by opening Team Explorer, expanding the Reports node, and viewing the properties of a report.

    Important noteImportant

    If you are using a named instance, you must include its name in the path of the reports. You use the following syntax, where ReportServer is the name of the report server for Team Foundation and InstanceName is the name of the instance of SQL Server: http://ReportServer/Reports_InstanceName/Pages/Folder.aspx

  3. Click the Properties tab, and then click New Role Assignment.

  4. In Group or User Name, type the name of the account for the user or group to whom you want grant administrative permissions.

  5. In Role, click Team Foundation Content Manager, and then click OK.

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