TF30005: The New Team Project Wizard group security component could not connect to the Team Foundation Server {0}

Last Update: 3/6/2017

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This error occurs when the New Team Project Wizard is unable to connect to the application-tier server {name} while creating a team project. An active connection cannot be made due to one of the following conditions:

  • A server in the Team Foundation deployment is incorrectly configured. This problem is especially common after a server move, failover, or other maintenance activity.

  • The server {name} that hosts SharePoint Products is offline.

  • A critical file from the server {name} is missing.

    Because the connection to Team Foundation Server failed, the wizard could not create security groups and assign permissions on the server.

To correct this error

  1. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator to verify that the server configuration is correct.

  2. If the server configuration is correct, review the team project creation log and follow any instructions provided.

    The log shows each action taken by the wizard at the time of the failure and may include additional details about the error. To open the log:

    1. Start Notepad.

    2. On the File menu, click Open.

    3. Navigate to $:\Documents and Settings\user name\Local Settings\Temp\Team Services_TeamProjectCreation_yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss.log.

    4. Click Open.

    5. On the Edit menu, click Find.

    6. In the Find what dialog box, type Exception or Error, and then click Find Next.

    7. Review the log entries to find network or file related issues.

  3. If the problem persists, contact your Team Foundation Server administrator.