Customization and programming tricks by Ronny Van der Snickt


Ghost project in TFS: Project site folder already exists

When I was working with Team Foundation Server and tried to delete and recreate a TFS project I got the following error.

TF30004: The New Team Project Wizard encountered an unexpected error while initializing the Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.Portal plug-in.
TF30171: The Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.Portal plug-in used to create the new team project could not be initialized and returned the following error: TF30270: Project site folder “ProjectName” already exists.User Action
Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator.


—begin Exception entry—
Time: 2010-06-17 10:40:17Z
Module: Initializer
Event Description: TF30207: Initialization for plugin “Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.Portal” failed
Exception Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.PcwException
Exception Message: TF30270: Project site folder “ProjectName” already exists
Stack Trace:
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WssSiteCreator.Initialize(ProjectCreationContext context)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.EngineStarter.InitializePlugins(MsfTemplate template, PcwPluginCollection pluginCollection)
— end Exception entry —

Host headers issue with WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 and Search Server 2008

When installing WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 or Windows Search Server 2008 I always encounter the same issue when using Host Headers. So I thought it was time to blog this. When I try to access a page which is configured with a host header I get prompt to enter my credentials 3 times. After the third time I get an empty page. This only happens when you access the page from the same machine as the installation. When accessing the page from another PC it works immediately. Read more »