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How to: Set Contributor Permissions for Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio 2005

To add a person in the Team Project Contributor role, you must set permissions in Team Foundation Server groups, Windows SharePoint Services groups, and Reporting Services groups. In this topic, you will learn how to set permissions on Team Foundation Server for a Team Project Contributor.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group. For more information about permissions, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add a member to the Contributor group

  1. In Visual Studio, open Team Explorer, and then connect to Team Foundation Server.

  2. Right-click the team project node, point to Team Project Settings, and then click Group Membership.

  3. Select Project_Name\Contributors, where Project_Name represents the name of the project you are trying to add a contributor to, and then click Properties.

  4. In Add users and groups, select Windows User or Group, and then click Add.

  5. Add the Windows logon name for the person to want to add to the Contributors group.

  6. Click OK.

Besides completing this procedure, you must also grant contributor permissions on Reporting Services and Windows SharePoint Services in order to add a person in the Team Project Contributor role. For more information about these procedures, see How to: Set Contributor Permissions for Reporting Services and How to: Set Contributor Permissions for Windows SharePoint Services.

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