Using multiple TFS Service accounts

20 Apr

The problem

If you ever wanted to add another account to your Visual Studio, you have probably faced the following error:

Figure: Error message – Inappropriate permissions

Permissions issues

The question is why it says you don’t have permissions if you didn’t have a chance to log in?

The catch is that Visual Studio is using your existing (cached) credentials.

Figure: Current credentials used to access TFS Service


Solution is to Sign Out before adding a new server. You’ll have to repeat this procedure each time you’ll switch the servers.

Figure: Shows steps needed to add a new Team Foundation Server.

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Posted by on April 20, 2013 in Team Foundation Server


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