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TF30030: Team Explorer could not connect to Team Foundation Server.

This error occurs when Team Explorer is not synchronized with or cannot establish a communications link with the Windows SharePoint Services component in Team Foundation Server. There are at least four possible conditions that can cause this error:

  • Team Explorer running on the local computer has not been refreshed to reflect recent changes.

  • You do not have sufficient user permissions to connect to Windows SharePoint Services.

  • The network is not available.

  • The Team Foundation Server is offline.

These causes are listed in the most likely order of occurrence, and the procedures below will help you correct the cause.

To correct this error when Team Explorer has not been refreshed

  1. In Team Explorer, click the Documents node.

  2. On the View menu, click Refresh.

  3. Retry the action you were performing when you encountered this error.

To correct this error when caused by insufficient permissions

  • Contact the Team Foundation Server administrator and ask him or her to request that the Windows SharePoint Services administrator for server {name} add the necessary permissions to your user account.

To correct this error when caused by network problems

  1. Confirm that your network cable is securely plugged into the network port on your computer.

  2. If the problem persists, contact your network administrator.

To correct this error when caused by Team Foundation Server being offline

  • Contact the Team Foundation Server administrator and ask that the server be restarted.

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