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I recently discovered that after you install the 2008 Team Explorer (here) - and you already had the 2005 Team Explorer installed - you may not able to view or edit TFS work items in Excel. Instead, you get an error that says: "TF80076: The data in the work item is not valid or you do not have permissions to modify the data. Please correct the problem and retry."

This error is caused when two different versions of the TFS Office Integration plug-in are installed but not configured properly. More details of the problem and a work around can be found here. However, the instructions for configuring your machine to use the 2008 add-in aren't correct. I've posted the correct details below. Make sure you close all instances of Visual Studio prior to following these steps.

 

To use the Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer add-in

1.     At the command prompt, change directories to:
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\

2.     Unregister the Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer add-in by running the following command:
        regsvr32 /u TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll

3.     At the command prompt, change directories to:
        C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\PrivateAssemblies\

4.     Register the Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer add-in by running the following command:
        regsvr32 TFSOfficeAdd-in.dll

Posted on Saturday, June 7, 2008 10:51 AM | Back to top


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Thank you, that fixed my problem, even though I did get an error when unregistering the VS8 dll.
Left by David Heys on Apr 22, 2009 5:59 AM

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Thank you. It worked perfectly.
Left by Ano37 on Jul 14, 2009 10:22 AM

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Ok, I'll try it, but I have a doubt, am I able to use Team Explorer 2005 just integration after doing this?
Thanks
Left by Rafael Guedes on Nov 03, 2009 12:38 PM

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This worked sucessfully. I also got an error when unregistering the VS8dll, but nevertheless was sucessful.
Left by Chris B on Apr 08, 2010 8:18 AM

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Thanks, this also worked succesfully for me.
I also recieved the error on unregistering the VS8 dll.
Left by Sam Rowley on Apr 23, 2010 9:54 AM

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Well this did not work for me. We are using Team Explorer 2010. Would anyone happen to know where the permission settings are for this? I looked everywhere in the SharePoint sites and can't find it.
Left by Zach on May 18, 2010 5:38 PM

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