TF31005 Error is coming up, and not able to connect to Team Foundation Server

Next couple of blogs are from Romitg, these are some of the interesting issues he had fixed:


When you try accessing Team Foundation Server using Team Explorer within the server, you might see a connection failure with error TF31005.


Open http://localhost/default.aspx this should work fine
Open http://<servername>.aspx , you might get an Error Message: 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address rejected
Try connecting to TFS with IP address or using  local host  the connection should be successful


 The Default website on port 8080 might be set with “Denied access” under  “IP address access restrictions” and have a exception set only for the loopback adaptor (


 Start| Run| inetmgr
Expand Web site| Default Web Site Properties | Directory Security | Edit “IP address
and domain name restriction” and selected Grant access

Content by: Romitg

Reviewed by: Lucky

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