FIX: An unexpected error occurred while trying to add a web part to a project portal in TFS 2005

Due to a lot of requests about this pretty common problem.


Steps you did:


  1. You browsed for a web part:

    Step1_BrowseForWebparts
  2. You selected one and hit “Add”:

    Step2_AddWebpart
  3. You got the error message: “An unexpected error occurred.”

    Step3_AnUnexpectedErrorHasOccured

This is a know issue with WSS 2.0 and a hot fix [1] can be requested at Microsoft which corrects this behavior.


I tried this with various customers and we could then successfully add new web parts after applying it.


Enjoy!


[1] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915746/en-us

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