TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Hotfix for: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Adapter: An error occurred while processing changeset

August 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Team Foundation Server, TFS 2005, TFS Administration, Troubleshooting TFS

If you have the following error occurring every periodically when your warehouse is updated…

Event Log Screenshot

The description text is as follows:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: TFS Warehouse
Event Category: None
Event ID: 3000
Date:  nn/nn/nnnn
Time:  10:58:00
User:  N/A
Computer: Computer name
TF53010: An unexpected condition has occurred in a Team Foundation component. The information contained here should be made available to your site administrative staff.
Technical Information (for the administrative staff):
Date (UTC): 30.08.2007 08:58:00
Machine: Computer name
Application Domain: /LM/W3SVC/3/Root/Warehouse-3-128328371118437500
Assembly: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Warehouse, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a; v2.0.50727
Process Details:
  Process Name: w3wp
  Process Id: 3413
  Thread Id: 4027
  Account name: TFSService Account

Detailed Message: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Adapter: An error occurred while processing changeset ChangesetID, unexpected exception:
Exception Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. (type NullReferenceException)

Exception Stack Trace:    at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Adapter.VCAdapter.persistChangesetInformation(FilePair fp, String sidForUserThatMadeChange, Boolean doOnlyRenameDebit)
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Adapter.VCAdapter.processChangesets()

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

… there is help! Microsoft released a hot fix a few days ago:

FIX: When the Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Adapter adapter processes a changeset, the adapter may fail in Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
Get it at:



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