Team Foundation Server - Source and Version Control. I presume we also need to update When I view the users in the tbl_Identities this user is marked as deleted! is that the user exists in the MSCRM_CONFIG SystemUserAuthentication and SystemUserOrganizations tables as well as in the AD group but not in the OrgName_MSCRM database  so when it attempts to add her, it thinks she already exists. We had a domain migration and after that TFS creates a workspace with the owner set to a user on the old domain. I went and added my user. I know exactly why: we created all the users except for the one with the issue (we didn't have the right AD logon name to add her at the time). Who knows, but I didn't find an exact match on SID, I had to prepend "W:". When trying to create, rename, or restore a user in the Admin console, you might receive the error message "Username already exists." Posted by Christopher K. on Jul 10 2015 7:53PM { U5704 , C12147 } All rights reserved. Again, this worked for me. Clear the workspace cache from your computer by running "tf workspaces /remove:* /server:teamserver2". If you then try to restore the deleted user, you'll see the message. That was bad... Are you running TFS SP1 on the TFS Server and VS 2008 SP1 on the clients? I've solved my own issue. some SIDs in tbl_security_identity_cache and create new rows in tbl_Identities, but I don't know what to do exactly. If some are on SP1 and others not, can you see a pattern from that? Hope this works for you! organization, or anything, you're on your own. We recommend that you verify domain ownership. If there's a stored credential in your computer to connect to TFS, please remove it. Could you please show a piece of TFS build project file here? I have tried on 2 additional machines, neither of which I had ever logged into previously so there really couldn't have been any cached credentials. Learn more. So we ran the 2005 version to first list the workspaces and then again with the /remove switch to delete it. Resolution: assuming FQDN= abc.xyz.ad >>We took the LDIFDE dump for the entire domain partition using the command: Thank you very much for posting this, You are a lifesaver and a GENIUS.... © 2020 Microsoft Corporation. Close Visual Studio 20083. A SQL Server login already exists for userID. It's like some phantom remnants that didn't get … Everything you need to get anything done, now in one place. In answer to Bill's earlier question, yes, I mean the issue repros on more than one machine. Please choose a different one.” Updated 1 year ago by RACT Admin Each member hub login (social or email) is based on a unique email address. The above linked post tells you not to modify the database and it's not supported. I then deleted the SINGLE record identified in step 4. A while ago we had a domain migration and it appeared as though, for some reason, TFS was trying to look us up on our deleted SIDs. To check for the existing username and remove the conflict: Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com). If an alias is using the desired name, go to, If you renamed the existing user in the previous step, go to. Thanks for trying. This typically occurs for one of the following reasons. One more clue to the puzzle; everyone who has this problem has a number appended to their username in the workspace like this:  [domain]\[username]:29 and not everyone using TFS experiences this fun, only 3 out of 15 or so.We have tried clearing user cache, emptying the VersionControl.config file, deleting all workspaces for my account, removing and reinstalling Visual Studio and the Team Foundation Explorer, and running Visual Studio from someone else's machine who has not been having the problem all to no avail. Years. Since we upgraded Team Foundation Server from 2005 to 2008, a select few of us have been getting the error message "Team Foundation Error The workspace [workspacename];[username] already exists on computer [computername]." Since we upgraded Team Foundation Server from 2005 to 2008, a select few of us have been getting the error message "Team Foundation Error The workspace [workspacename];[username] already exists on computer [computername]." someone can tell me based on experience it works. One thing to note: CRM 2011 (no Just wondering aloud if the "W:" means "windows" - maybe it's different for live authentication? Open Visual Studio 2008 - receive error messageOnce I’ve gotten the error message, I receive it every subsequent time I open Visual Studio. We finally resolved the problem. You can view stored crendential by Start->Control Panel->User Accounts->Manage your network passwords. We've tried both things (as well as several others) all to no avail. To delete the workspace, use the command: You'll get a warning, answer Y to remove the workspace. I understand the "not supported" concept and I'm willing to take that risk in a non-production, pilot system if "The specified Active Directory user already exists as a CRM user" "You are attempting to create a user with a domain logon that is already used by another user… 2 solutions that should use assemblies from 3rd solution. //www.google.com/tools/feedback/metric/report, Impact of changing a user's email address, Add users who have existing Google accounts, Start your free Google Workspace trial today. Start your free Google Workspace trial today. and added her. After importing data, we finally got the AD login for the user G Suite is now Google Workspace. Please follow the steps found on, http://blogs.msdn.com/mohamedg/contact.aspx. I did both and still no luck, the problem persists. Team Foundation Error The workspace [workspacename];[username] already exists on computer [computername]. We're planning to roll out Google Workspace to education and nonprofits over time. As it so turns out with most application errors, you cannot just follow the instructions literally to fix the problem. I presume we also need to update some SIDs in tbl_security_identity_cache and create new rows in tbl_Identities, but I don't know what to do exactly. when we open Visual Studio and nothing is visible in Source Control Explorer. Jennifer, thanks for the clue, it looks like a caching problem for me, because what you see is the cache key for that workspace. I've removed cache as you said, but it takes data from somewhere again. We have exactly the same problems. We had a domain migration and after that TFS creates a workspace with the owner set to a user on the old domain. The user in question is a deleted user from years ago. ​For example, a deleted user might have been re-created (either by an admin or due to a directory sync application). Again, this worked for me. Learn more. We subsequently found issues in the imported data and instead of deleting it all (multiple entities, lots of records) we restored the database (this is a pilot database). tf workspaces /s:yourTfsUri /owner:DOMAIN\ownerUserName /computer:*. I then found the SystemUserOrganizations record for the intersection of their user CRM user ID and the Org ID by running the following query: I backed up the SystemUserOrganizations table using: I then deleted the SINGLE record identified in step 4. idea bout CRM 4) stores the AuthInfo with a "W:" in front of the SID. I'm assuming what's happened based on this post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukdynsupport/archive/2009/07/16/authentication-when-you-are-adding-a-new-user-to-crm-or-a-user-to-a-new-organization-in-crm.aspx) There is specific data about the user accounts for active directory in that database that must be removed. It gives us 2 things to check: One more clue to the puzzle; everyone who has this problem has a number appended to their username in the workspace like this:  [domain]\[username]:29 and not everyone using TFS experiences this fun, only 3 out of 15 or so.We have tried clearing user cache, emptying the VersionControl.config file, deleting all workspaces for my account, removing and reinstalling Visual Studio and the Team Foundation Explorer, and running Visual Studio from someone else's machine who has not been having the problem all to no avail. Does anyone have any other ideas? I understand no one wants to take the risk for fear of being blamed if it fails, but there's a world of difference between something being unsupported and doesn't work. I hope this helps someone else out, but your mileage may vary and don't blame me if things get messed up. I think the second option Bill describes can solve your problem. Click on the name of the user or group that currently uses this name. The specified Active Directory user already exists as a CRM user, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukdynsupport/archive/2009/07/16/authentication-when-you-are-adding-a-new-user-to-crm-or-a-user-to-a-new-organization-in-crm.aspx. But we want to use that mailbox name as an alias. when we open Visual Studio and nothing is visible in Source Control Explorer. And there was much rejoicing. So i have "Source is already in use by the workspace XXX" error. 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