Have you ever had this happen to you? You installed TFS with SharePoint for a colleague. You make sure TFS is running, make sure SharePoint is up. You add your colleague to the local administrators group. You add her to the TFS admin tool. You write her an email telling her where to find her fresh installation of TFS and you’re just about to pat yourself on the back, when you get a message from her saying she can’t run PCW. She’s getting an error message that looks like this one:
If you’re anything like me, you sigh mightily.
Why can’t she (user2) run PCW? What is this about!? I already added her to the Farm Admin group (see below), but that didn’t help with this error.
It’s a permission issue, but it’s not Farm Admin permissions that’s needed. The solution is to add the user in question to the SharePoint site at the collection level. So, for example, navigate here on the SharePoint site (not the SharePoint administration site, but the site where the portal for the team project is created):
Here is what I did:
1) Someone who already has permissions has to go to /sites/defaultcollection/default.aspx and share the site with the new user.
2) Once you add the user, go to site permissions (click the wheel) and then give the user “full control.”
If you click the name, it lights up Edit User Permissions and you can click Full control on the next screen.
Redmond\user2 can now run PCW with success!