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Seems as though the "destroywi" command has been moved from the Power Tools into the actual TFS administration executables. I case you were wondering here is the /? from the new destroy work item command in TFS 2010.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE>witadmin destroywi /?
Work Item Tracking Administration tool. (C) Copyright 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Destroys a work item or work items.  Currently, work items can only be destroyed.  Destroying a work item means the work item is physically deleted and cannot be restored.  The system does not support logical (and thus recoverable) deletion of work items.

Usage: witadmin destroywi /collection:collectionurl /id:id [/noprompt]

 /collection    Specifies the Team Foundation project collection. Use a fully specified URL such as
                        http://servername:8080/tfs/Collection0.
 /id                  Specifies the ID of the work item to destroy.  Supports multiple IDs delimited by commas
                       such as 12,15,23 (with no whitespace).
 /noprompt   Turns off the confirmation message.

I was looking for this using the old "tfpt destroywi" command and kept getting errors saying the command didn't exist when I finally did some searching and came across the new home for the command. Could be pretty helpful if needed.

Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:11 PM Software - Team Foundation Server | Back to top


Comments on this post: Delete work items TFS 2010

# re: Delete work items TFS 2010 premium
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Please any bosy let me know how we can delete teh work item from TFS2010 Premium.

Thank you
Left by Ruchi on May 06, 2010 9:20 AM

# re: Delete work items TFS 2010 Beta 2
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Very helpful (even for the RTM)

Thank you!
Left by Matt Ruwe on May 28, 2010 4:28 PM

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Hi Matt, Can you pass a parameter into /ID to delete all workitems? I have couple of thousand I want to get rid off.
Left by marty on Jun 16, 2010 2:45 PM

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Sorry, the only option to delete multiple work items is to supply a comma delimited list of work item ID's to the /ID parameter.
Left by Matt deClercq on Jun 16, 2010 3:01 PM

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Can u pls tell me how the work items deleted in tfs 2010
Left by Raj on Feb 29, 2012 2:20 AM

# re: Delete work items TFS 2010
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Here is something that will help you. I used this simple tool and i was able to delete work item from tfs 2010
http://witadminui.codeplex.com/

Left by sid on Mar 27, 2012 2:50 PM

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