TFS Project Creation Error

We recently had a client tell us they were no longer able to create any new Team Project on their Team Foundation Server.  The error they received was:
TF30162 Error Project Creation Wizard encountered an error while uploading documents to SharePoint
It turned out someone had deleted the "ROOT" Windows SharePoint Site.  The solution was to recreate the "ROOT" site on the TFS server in SharePoint Server Administration.
I tested the solution in a TFS VPC before I tried it on the production server, worked like a charm.

About Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a DevOps Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a DevOps consulting firm providing premium support, guidance and services for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure DevOps.

3 Responses to “TFS Project Creation Error”

  1. Can you tell me how to recreate the Root site? I\’m not very knowledgable where it comes to Sharepoint administration and I seem to be suffering from the same problem.


  2. On the TFS server login as tfssetup and launch SharePoint Central Administration
    In the section Virtual Server Configuration click Create a top-level Web site
    You should see the following:
    Default Web Site                                  http://[TFS_SERVER_NAME]/                         
    If not then you will need to recreate the site.


  3. I had the same problem after I had created some Team Projects without any issues at all. The problem was due to since setup of the TFS server I had added a correct DNS name to the site. Because this wasnt configured and TFS was still looking for http://SERVERNAME thats what caused the problem. So add Additional site aliases rather than replacing the original.


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