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Default Groups

When Team Foundation Server is installed, the following default server-level groups (also known as global groups) are created. You can use these default server-level groups to control permissions for Team Foundation users.

Group Permissions

Team Foundation Administrators

Can perform all privileged operations on the Team Foundation Server.

Team Foundation Valid Users

Have access to the Team Foundation Server. You cannot manually add or remove users or groups from this group in the Team Foundation Server user interface.

Team Foundation Service Accounts

Contains service accounts.

Team Foundation Licensed Users1

Allows 1-5 users to connect to the server installed with Team Foundation Server Work Group Edition.

1 This group is created only for the Team Foundation Server Work Group Edition.

When you create a new team project, Team Foundation creates the following default project-level groups.

Group Permissions

Project Administrators   

Can manage the team project.

Project Reader   

Can see the team project (read access).

Project Contributor

Can modify the team project (read and write access).

Project Build Services

Can build the project.

You can use these default project-level groups to control permissions for team project members.

In This Section

How to: View Default Groups

Explains how to display group membership and permissions.

How to: Remove Users from a Default Group

Explains how to remove users or groups from Team Foundation Server default groups.

How to: Modify Permissions for a Default Group

Explains how to change permissions for a default server-level or project-level group.

How to: Add Users to a Default Group

Explains how to add users or a Team Foundation Server group to a group already associated with a team project.

How to: Add Users for Team Foundation Server Workgroup Edition

Explains how to add users to the server-level group specific to Team Foundation Workgroup Edition.

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