Why is the TFS 2008 version control security dialog blank?

If you install Service Pack 1 for .NET 3.5 on the server (application tier) without also installing Service Pack 1 for TFS 2008, you will not be able to view permissions in version control.  None of your data has been lost.  What has happened is that the code in ASP.NET that serializes the permission data on the server does not work properly when .NET 3.5 SP1 is installed, resulting in empty lists being returned to the client.  TFS 2008 SP1 contains a change that makes it work.

Your choices are either to uninstall SP1 for .NET 3.5 or install SP1 for TFS 2008.


Comments (3)

  1. cmartindale says:

    Say some goon on your dev team installs .NET 3.5 SP1 and then uninstalls it.  This still fails to provide you with a populated Security dialog.  Do you have any suggestions?  At this time we’re unable to install TFS 2008 SP1.

  2. Amando Resendez says:

    Hi. Do you know why this could be hapenning on TFS 2010?

    I have TFS 2010 SP1 installed and I'm trying to view the version control security groups from VS 2010 SP 1.

  3. buckh says:

    Amando, I've not heard of it happening with 2010, RTM or SP1. Does this happen for every path?


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