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Create a Team Project Group

You can create customized groups for your team project to better meet the security requirements of your organization. Creating a custom group is an efficient way to organize users with business needs and to grant a specific set of permissions to a group of users in your team project. Make sure that you allow only the minimum permissions necessary for the group, and add only those users or groups who must belong to this new team project group. If you must create a group that is not project-specific, consider creating a collection-level group instead. If you must create a group that has permissions across multiple projects, see Create a Collection-Level Group.


If you create a group in Team Foundation Server, you do not automatically create any groups or grant permissions in other components that might support this project. These components include SQL Server Reporting Services or SharePoint Products. For more information, see Add Users to Team Projects.

Required Permissions

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

To create a team project group

  1. In Team Explorer, select the team project for which you want to create a group.

  2. On the Team menu, point to Team Project Settings, and then click Group Membership.

  3. In the Project Groups dialog box, click New.

  4. In the Create New Team Foundation Server Group dialog box, in the Group Name box, type the name for the team project group.

  5. In the Description box, optionally type a description for the group, and then click OK.

Important noteImportant

After you have created a team project group, you must add the new group to the project, give the group the appropriate permissions, and add members to the group. By default, a team project group is created without any permissions granted and without any users as members in the group.