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Can't Create SharePoint Server 2010 Website (TF252031, TF250044)

I have installed following software on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine:

Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) {role} SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Team Foundation Server 2010

Now I want to create a new TFS SharePoint Server 2010 website using Team Foundation Server Administration Console.

But this step always fails, logging the following error message:

[2010-12-15 16:19:11Z][Error] TF252031 : A SharePoint site could not be created for the team project collection. The following error occurred: "TF250044 : A SharePoint site cannot be created at the following location: http://tfs-vm/MyFirstProjectCollection . The following user account does not have the required permissions in SharePoint Products to create a site at that location: MYDOMAIN\TfsService . The user account must have sufficient permissions to create a sub-site on the following site: http://tfs-vm/MyFirstProjectCollection . You may find more information at the Microsoft website (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=166742)."


I had created an individual TFS user in the domain: MYDOMAIN\TfsService . This user is a member of the Domain-Guests group in Active Directory. Moreover, in SPS 2010 this user is a member of the Farm Administrators group.


I have created a SharePoint Server 2010 default website collection beforehand:

URL: http://tfs-vm
Title: My First Website


What am I doing wrong?


3 Answers Found


Answer 1

Hi BetterToday,

Thanks for the post. From your description, looks like a permissions issue. make sure that the account that runs the sharePoint central administration app pool and the Web applicaiton are members of the "SharePoint web application Services" group within TFS.

Also, the Tfsservice account and the acount that you are using to create the project, should be a site collection administrator.

Hope this helps! if not please share the Project collection log.


Answer 2

Hi Arun,

thanks for your help.

Adding TfsService to the SharePoint Web Site Collection Administrators list did the job.

Unfortunately I didn't understand the first part of your reply. Where would I look up security group memberships in TFS. I am new to TFS and I can't find this setting anywhere in TFS Administration Console.

Thank your for taking the time!

Axel Dahmen


Answer 3

Hi Axel,

Thanks for the update. The "SharePoint web application Services" group can be accessed within TFS administration Console > Applicaiton Tier (node on the left panel) > On the right panel - Group membership > [TEAm FOUNDATION]\SharePoint web application Services.

Hope this helps.

mark the post answered if this was helpful.



When attempting to create a new TFS 2010 project with aSharePoint portal, I receive:

TF218017: A SharePoint site could not be created for use as the team project portal. The following error ocurred: TF250044: A SharePoint site cannot be created at the following location: http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection/proj1. The following user account does not have the required permissions in SharePoint Products to create a site at that location: SVR\joe. The user account must have sufficient permissions to create a sub-site on the following site: http://svr/sites/DefaultCollection/proj1.

In SharePoint, joe is a member of FarmAdministrators, a user with Full Control and a member of the Site Collection Administrators. In short, in the same groups as the admin account as far as I can tel. If I connect to TFS as admin, rather than joe, the project creation succeeds, so it is some sort of permissions issue.

This is a single server deployment; bare metal Win Serv 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, TFS 2010. I installed TFS as Admin, created user account Joe on server and Win 7 client.


I have a TFS 2010 test installation on a Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2. While confguring the TFS the SharePoint Services 3.0 were installed. So far all seems to work fine, I can create team project collections and I get a SharePoint site for them. As the "Administrator" user who installed the TFS I even can create team projects with the associated SharePoint sites.

My problem is, that if another (local) user who is member of the TFS group "Project Collection Administrators" creates a team project, I get the error "TF218017: A SharePoint site could not be created for use as the team project portal. The following error occurred: TF250044: A SharePoint site cannot be created at the following location: http://<Sharepoint site address>. The following user does not have the required permissions in SharePoint to create a site at that location: <user name> ...".

I added the user to the "Service Accounts for SharePoint Web Application" in the Team Foundation Server Administration Console. I added the user as well to the SharePoint Farm Administrator group, to the "Site Collection Administrators" and to the site collection administrators in "Application Management" as the second administrator (all I could do so far) in SharePoint. The result was the same: Still not enough rights.

I am running out of ideas. What could possibly be the source of this problem?




Host machine:
Sun Virtual box (latest version)
windows 7 64 bit, 6 GB RAM
Booting from MS preconfigured SharePoint 2010 VHD

No sharepoint sites including CA run in the Virtual Box that i booted from the MS preconfigured VHD.

CA url is : http://demo2010a:2010, it keeps thiking for a very long time, and then dies out with "An unexpected error has occured". i even tried, it then prompts me with username\ password and after then it dies out.

I have not changed anysettings with in the VM, i have verifeid that IIS and all application pools are running, sql server service is running, sharepoint services are running.

So the question is where am i going wrong?
Any help is appreciated.



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I need to restore the webApp built on SharePoint 2010 Beta2 Enterprise to SharePoint 2010 RTM Enterprise, I have the backup webApp Content Database.

The Steps that I followed are:

Created the Web application in SharePoint 2010 RTM and restored the Existing Content Database, it was a success.

The Problem starts now....

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Why is it so???

Help..... :(



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For the past 2 days im googling and came across many solutions but nothin has fixed for me.

I tried creating website in 14/_layouts also but no progress.

 Here the scenario is

1) Sharepoint running at port 8081
2)Default port in my system is 80

 So i tried creating web applications under both 80 and 8081 virtual directories.
In both the applications when i am trying to run the following code,it throws the same error as follows:
SPSite oSite = new SPSite("http://Sitename:8081");
 The error is :

"The Web application at http://Sitename/ could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the system administrator may need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended application".

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We have created service account as described in the following TechNet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662513(office.14).aspx and following least privilege model.

After running the setup and finishing “SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard” using “Setup user account” the Central Administration web is up and running.

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Apparently when we login back as “Setup user account” we can see all the buttons activated and also the ability to launch the farm configuration wizard.

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Is this the way it has to be operated? The setup user account is local admin on the box. So what’s the purpose of the “Server Farm Account” which doesn’t even have permission to create web applications?

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