After upgrading a TFS 2010 RC server (which was previously upgraded from Beta1 to Beta2) to RTM I hit a problem when trying to create a new team project. The error I saw was

Event Description: TF30162: Task “GroupCreation1” from Group “Groups” failed
Exception Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.PcwException
Exception Message: TF50609: Unable to retrieve information for action ADMINISTER_TEST_ENVIRONMENTS, it does not exist.

A quick search shows this is a known problem with TFS 2010 Beta 1 to Beta 2 upgrades, strange it did not show itself on our servers until we when to RTM. Grant Holiday provides the solution for Beta 1 to Beta 2, but the command line required for RTM is slightly different to the one he had to use. The fix involves using both the parts of this post, the TF50660 is a symptom of the underling TF237091 error

  • Make sure you have exported a good working process template from another TPC
  • Delete all the old (Beta 2 process templates) from problem TPC
  • ALSO delete the new RTM process templates, in my case MSF Agile V5 (if you don’t do this and then reload the template the witadmin edit seems to have no effect)
  • Run the witadmin command (note no /P: option that Grant mentions and it is dimension not dim at the end)

witadmin chnagefield /collection:http://myserver:8080/tfs/myprojectcollection /n:Microsoft.VSTS.TCM.AutomationStatus /reportingtype:dimension

  • Import the known good process template (if you had tried to do this before the witadmin edit you would have got the error ‘TF237091: Actual reporting settings for the field Microsoft.VSTS.TCM.AutomationStatus are different from those specified in the XML. Changing these settings is prohibited.’
  • You should now be able to create new team projects
  • You need to repeat this for each TPC you have that shows the problem