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Administer team activities

Visual Studio 2013

As a team administrator, you can administer all team-related activities for your team. These include being able to add a team administrator, add team members, customize the Kanban board and team home page, manage the team room, and configure team settings.

It’s always a good idea to have more than one person with administration permissions for an area.

  1. If you’re not a team administrator, get added as one using this procedure. Ask an administrator for your team project or project collection to add you as an administrator.

  2. Add an administrator from your team administration context in Team Web Access (TWA).

    Open team administration context

    To access this page, choose the Settings icon gear icon from your team home page.

  3. Add the account identity.

    Add account as a team administrator

You can grant permissions to users to administer a team room.

  1. From the context menu, open permissions for the team room.

    Open team room permissions
  2. Add an account, set the permissions for Administer to Allow, and save the changes.

    Add menu on Permissions page for a team room

A: Team Administrator permissions are role-based. They are not set through the user interface. The following table summarizes a subset of the default permissions assigned to the team project Readers, Contributors and Project Administrators groups and the Team Administrator role. Because team administrators are also members of the Contributors group, they inherit the permissions assigned to that group.

Permission

Readers

Contributors

Team Administrators (Note 1)

Project Administrators

Add a team administrator (Note 2)

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Add team members (Note 2))

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Customize the Kanban board (Note 2)

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Administer team rooms (Note 2), 3)

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Manage team home page (pin/unpin objects)

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Create and manage team alerts (Note 2)

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Create tag definition

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Configure team settings (Note 4)

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Edit project-level information(Note 5)

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View project-level information

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Area node: Edit work items under the node

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Area node: Create, delete, edit child nodes

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Iteration node: Create, delete, edit child nodes

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Shared work item queries: Read

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Shared work item queries: Contribute, Delete, Manage Permissions

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Notes:

  1. The team administrator role grants users several permissions that aren't set through the UI. Also, because team administrators are members of the Contributor role they have permissions assigned to that role.

  2. This permission is role-based. They not set through the UI. Team administrator permissions extend only to the team for which they're an administrator. Project administrators permissions extend across all teams defined for the team project.

  3. Team administrators can manage team rooms for those teams that they’re administrators for. Project Administrators groups can create and administer team rooms that they've created.

  4. Team settings include the team name, description, profile image, and working days. You access team settings through the administration page for the team.

  5. The Edit project-level information permission grants users access to all team administration tasks across all teams defined for the team project.

For a comprehensive list of all permissions and default groups, see the Permissions reference for TFS.

A: Team administrators can manage team rooms for those teams for which they’re administrators.

Members of the Project Administrators groups can create and administer team rooms that they have created.

Members of the Project Collection Administrators groups can create and administer all team rooms.

A: Permissions on team room events are managed by their associated operational area. It is possible for a team member to have permissions to collaborate within a team room, yet not be allowed to view work items, build definitions, or source code that have alerts enabled in the team room.

For information about where these permissions are set in TWA, see Restrict access in TFS.

A: If you're a team administrator, you can add a team picture. Open the administration page and choose the picture icon under Team Profile. The maximum file size is 4 MB.

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