How to fix existing project in old TFS after upgrade to TFS 11 beta?

Updated on March 13, 212


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When I complete upgrading my environment to TFS 11 beta, (Upgrade to TFS 11 Beta) I found the following error in the Web Access,

TF400508: The current process settings are either missing or not valid. These settings must be defined by a project administrator

As the following images

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Which cause because this page use a new work items that are not exist in the old project on the old TFS, if we create new project it’s OK because we will use the new process, but for the existing project, we must update them manual, so we have to do the following:

  • Just go and download and extracting the following zip file

  • Open Visual Studio 11 beta command prompt and type the following command

See the following image

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And this will import the new work items to my old project, remember that if we do customizing on the process template we will not be able to upgrade, If we have customized the type definitions provided with these process templates, we may need to modify the definition files for process configuration prior to import. In particular, if we have made changes to the workflow for those types that track backlog items, bugs, and tasks, we may need to modify the process configuration files prior to importing them.

For more information we can see the following link

To download Visual Studio and TFS 11 Beta click on the following link

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