Manage Mappings Between an Enterprise Project and a Team Project

Before you can synchronize data between Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 and Microsoft Project Server, you must perform several tasks that include associating an enterprise project plan with a team project. For an overview of how to integrate these two products, see Configure the Integration of Team Foundation Server and Project Server.

You can manage the association of enterprise project plans with team projects in Team Foundation Server by using the following commands in the TfsAdmin ProjectServer command-line tool:

  • /MapPlanToTeamProject: Maps an enterprise project plan to a team project. You can map multiple plans to the same team project, but you can map each plan to only one team project.

  • /GetMappedProjects: Returns the list of enterprise project plans that are mapped to any team project in the team project collection that you specify.

  • /UnmapPlanFromTeamProject: Removes the mapping between an enterprise project plan and a team project.

Note Note

After you map an enterprise project plan to a team project, you can change the types of work items that will be synchronized. For more information, see Manage the Types of Work Items Available for Synchronization.

To use the TFSAdmin command-line tool, open a Command Prompt window where either Visual Studio or Team Explorer is installed and enter:

cd %programfiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE

On a 64-bit edition of Windows, replace %programfiles% with %programfiles(x86)%..

Required Permissions

To use these commands, your Administer Project Server integration permission must be set to Allow for the team project collection. Also, the service account for Team Foundation Server must be granted the necessary permissions to interact with the instance of PWA that will participate in data synchronization. For more information, see Assign Permissions to Support Integration of Project Server and Team Foundation Server.


Even if you log on with administrative permissions, you must open an elevated Command Prompt window to perform this function on a server that is running Windows Server 2008. To open an elevated Command Prompt window, choose Start, open the shortcut menu for the Command Prompt, and then choose Run as Administrator. For more information, see the following page on the Microsoft Web site: User Access Control.


TfsAdmin ProjectServer /GetMappedProjects /collection:tpcUrl
TfsAdmin ProjectServer /MapPlanToTeamProject /collection:tpcUrl /enterpriseProject:EnterpriseProjectName /teamProject:TeamProjectName [/workItemTypes:ListOfWorkItemTypes] [/noFixedWork] [/projectFieldForWorkItemType:ProjectFieldName] [/skipUIChanges]
TfsAdmin ProjectServer /UnmapPlanFromTeamProject /collection:tpcUrl /enterpriseProject:EnterpriseProjectName /teamProject:TeamProjectName [/force]




Specifies the uniform resource locator (URL) of a team project collection. You specify the URL in the following format: http://ServerName:Port/VirtualDirectoryName/CollectionName

If you do not specify a virtual directory is used, you specify the URL in the following format:



Specifies the name of an enterprise project plan. The plan must be stored and published on Project Server, and the instance of PWA must be registered with the deployment of Team Foundation Server where the project collection is stored.

/teamProject: TeamProjectName

Specifies the name of a team project that is defined in the project collection.


Specifies, in a comma-delimited list, the reference names of one or more types of work items. You should specify only those types of work items whose data you want to track in Project Professional. For example, you can specify the following types of work item to support an Agile process as "User Story,Task" or "User Story",Task Do not include a space after the comma.


Specifies that the task type in Project Professional should not be automatically set to Fixed Work for tasks that are mapped to work items in Team Foundation. By default, as part of the integration between the two server products, tasks in the enterprise project plan that are mapped to work items in Team Foundation have their task type set to Fixed Work. You can override this behavior by using this switch. Fixed work is one of three types of tasks that you can use in Project. For more information, see Change the task type Project uses to calculate task duration.

/projectFieldForWorkItemType: ProjectFieldName

Specifies the name of the Microsoft Project field in which to display the value for the work item type that is defined in Team Foundation. You should specify a value between pjTaskText1 and pjTaskText30. By default, the value is pjTaskText30.


Removes all mappings for all work items that are defined in the team project and currently linked to a project plan. An unmapped team project cannot contain any linked work items. You should specify this option only if you are sure that you no longer want any work items in the team project to continue to participate in data synchronization.


Specifies that the Project Server tab in the work item form should not be changed for the types that you specify. You should include this flag if you have customized the Project Server tab for the affected types.

/? or help

Displays information about the command.

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When you run a command, a message appears and indicates the action that is being performed and the object that is being acted upon. For example, the following message states that the enterprise project plan is being mapped:

Mapping enterprise project EntProjA . . . Done.

Another message appears after the command finishes. For example, the following message indicates that the enterprise project plan has been mapped to the team project:

Mapping enterprise project EntProjA to team project MyTeamProj . . . Done.

In addition to associating the enterprise project plan with the team project, the /MapPlantoTeamProject option adds the Project Server tab to the work item forms for the types of work items that you specify.

If you try to map an enterprise project to a team project for which no fields have been mapped, a message indicates that a mapping is required, and no more operations are performed. For more information, see Customize the Field Mapping Between Project Server and Team Foundation Server.

If you remove the mapping between an enterprise project and a team project to which no other enterprise projects are mapped, the Project Server tab is removed from the forms for all work item types in the team project that you unmapped.

Before you unmap a team project, you must remove the association between tasks in the enterprise project plan and work items in Team Foundation. You can remove this association by deleting the tasks from the enterprise project plan, publishing the plan, and waiting for synchronization to complete. As an alternative, you can use the /force flag to remove the association between project tasks and work items.


Before you delete the tasks, you might want to copy them to another plan to record the tasks that you are deleting.

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Unless otherwise specified, the following values apply in each example:

  • URL for the instance of PWA: http://MyPWAServer/MyPWAInstance/

  • URL for Team Foundation Server: http://AdventureWorksServer:8080/tfs/

  • URL for the team project collection: http://AdventureWorksServer:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection

The following example lists the enterprise projects that are mapped to a team project in Collection0 on AdventureWorksServer.

TfsAdmin ProjectServer /GetMappedProjects /collection:http://AdventureWorksServer:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection

The following example maps MyEnterpriseProjA to MyTeamProjB in DefaultCollection on AdventureWorksServer and specifies that user stories and tasks will participate in synchronization.

TfsAdmin ProjectServer /MapPlanToTeamProject /collection:http://AdventureWorksServer:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection/ enterpriseProject:MyEnterpriseProjA /teamProject:MyTeamProjB /workItemTypes:"User Story, Task"

The following example removes the association of MyEnterpriseProjA to MyTeamProjB in DefaultCollection on AdventureWorksServer.

TfsAdmin ProjectServer /UnmapPlanFromTeamProject /collection:http://AdventureWorksServer:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection/ enterpriseProject:MyEnterpriseProjA /teamProject:MyTeamProjB

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