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TF30335 : Could not connect to the TFS2010 server through Visual Studio 2008 client

First Check whether you have the VSTS 2008 Sp1 installed, if not ,install it first and then make some changes in the registry as given below

Edit registry value: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/VisualStudio/9.0/TeamFoundation/Servers.

Add a new String Value in there and make the name of it the name that you want to call your server connection. Make the Value ““. Replace the with the ipaddress or name of your server. Replace the tfs with the server’s instance(default is tfs). Replace the DefaultCollection with whatever your collection is named (default is DefaultCollection).




August 17, 2009 - Posted by | Team Foundation Server | , , , ,


  1. Thanks!!!! Worked like a charm. Had TS SP1 and TE Forward Compatibility Update… for whatever reason couldn’t connect. This fixed it!

    Comment by Ara | November 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Thanks, I did it and it works but it has another steps as well. you need to download Forward compatibility patch and install it in order to be able to connect to TFS 2010 through Team Explorer 2008 and VS 2008 here is th link


    Comment by Hossein | October 20, 2010 | Reply

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