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How to: Set Administrator Permissions for Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio 2005

When configuring a user in the Team Foundation Server administrator role, you must set permissions in Team Foundation Server groups, Windows SharePoint Services groups, and Reporting Services groups. You must also set permissions on the Team Foundation application-tier and data-tier computer groups as necessary. In this topic, you learn how to set permissions in Team Foundation Servers for a Team Foundation Server administrator.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group or have the Edit Server-Level Information permission set to Allow. For more information about permissions, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To add a member to the Team Foundation Administrators security group

  1. In Visual Studio, open Team Foundation, and connect to the Team Foundation Server for which you are setting permissions.

  2. Right-click the Team Foundation Server, point to Team Foundation Server Settings, and then click Group Membership.

  3. Select Server\Team Foundation Administrators and then click Properties.

  4. In Add member, select Windows User or Group, and then click Add.

  5. Add the Windows logon name for the person to whom you want to grant permissions and then click OK.

Besides completing this procedure, you must also grant administrator permissions on Reporting Services and Windows SharePoint Services to add a person in the Team Foundation Server Administrator role. For more information about these procedures, see How to: Set Administrator Permissions for Reporting Services and How to: Set Administrator Permissions for Windows SharePoint Services.

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