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How to: Add or Remove a Team Project

Team Explorer displays team projects from one Team Foundation Server. If your team has already created a team project, you can add it to Team Explorer. You can also remove a team project from Team Explorer when you leave the team or the team project is no longer active. Adding and removing team projects in Team Explorer does not affect or delete team projects on the Team Foundation Server.

Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or your team project administrator to make sure that your user account has the permissions described in the following section.

Required Permissions

To add a team project you must be a member of both the Team Foundation Valid Users security group and the Readers security group for the team project. If the necessary security permissions are set explicitly, you must have the View server-level information permission set to Allow and the View project-level information permission on the team project set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add a team project to Team Explorer

  1. On the File menu, point to Open, and then click Team Project.


    If you are using the Project Management environment settings, on the File menu click Add Existing Team Project.

  2. In the Connect to Team Foundation Server dialog box, use the drop-down list to select a valid Team Foundation Server.


    If the drop-down list is empty, click Servers to enter the Team Foundation server settings. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or team project administrator for the correct Team Foundation Server connection settings.

  3. Under Team projects, select the team projects from the list that you want to add to Team Explorer and then click OK.

    The team project you selected appears under the Team Foundation Server node.

To remove a team project from Team Explorer

  1. In Team Explorer, click the team project you want to remove.

  2. On the Edit menu, click Remove.

  3. On the confirmation message, click OK.