SharePoint and Reporting Services permissions disabled

Topics: For TFSAdmin Users
Mar 10, 2011 at 9:46 AM

I've created a new project collection, setup a new Project inside and now I want to use this tool to set permissions, but as stated in the discussion name I can't set them for SharePoint and Reporting Services...

Why do this happen? It's not a problem on existing Project collection/Project combinations (I've not setup these, so maybe just don't know how)

Kind regards,

Noesgard

Mar 14, 2011 at 11:56 PM

I do not have the answer but do have the same problem.

Does your log for the app says this.

 

3/14/2011 3:51:08 PM: ReportingService.Url: http://<projectcollectionurl>//DummyReportServiceUrl.asmx
3/14/2011 3:51:08 PM: Reporting Services site status: Unavailable

 

I used <projectcollectionurl> to hid my project collection url, but the rest is from the log "//DummyReportServiceUrl.asmx"

 

Coordinator
Mar 20, 2011 at 2:31 PM

We have seen issues where TFS Administration Tool cannot get to SharePoint and Reporting Services right after a new team project has been created. I was wondering if you are still experiencing this issue? In case you are running Team Foundation Sercer 2010, I would highly recommend that you deploy Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1 on your server.

Thanks, Ladislau

Apr 21, 2011 at 9:23 PM
Edited Apr 21, 2011 at 9:25 PM

I got the same error this afternoon with TFS 2010 + SharePoint 2010 and found what I think is the cause of this bug and also a workaround. The problem seems to be related to the fact the Team Project's portal url doesn't match with the name of the Team Project. When we created the Team Project we decided to have the portal url shorter than the name of the Team Project and we ended up with that:

Team project: ProjectBase SP url: http://<server>/tfs/<collectionName>/Base

From the TFS Admin Tool error log I noticed that the tool was looking for web services a the http://<server>/tfs/<collectionName>/ProjectBase. So I decided to change the url of the site in SharePoint to match the name of the Team Project. As expected it solved the problem and now I can manage permission for both SP and SSRS.

I think the portal URL value should be obtained from the settings in the Team Project and the tool should not assume it matches with the actual name of the Team Project. Can someone from the project team confirm the cause of the issue and then we may fill a bug report for it?

David

Apr 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM

This morning -- all of a sudden -- I could no longer connect to the Reporting Services as I got the 'dreaded dummy' error:

3/14/2011 3:51:08 PM: ReportingService.Url: http://<projectcollectionurl>//DummyReportServiceUrl.asmx
3/14/2011 3:51:08 PM: Reporting Services site status: Unavailable

Luckily I found a workaround here: http://edsellu.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/tfs-administration-tool-not-connecting-to-reporting-services/

TFS2010 (no SP1) with VS2010 SP1