TFS & Visual Studio ALM – by Neno Loje

(formerly Team System, VSTS)

Team Project creation fails with System.MissingFieldException

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments · TFS 2013, Troubleshooting TFS

The Problem

You are trying to create a new Team Project in TFS and receive the following error:

Module: Engine
Event Description: TF30162: Task “TestVariable” from Group “TestManagement” failed
Exception Type: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.PcwException
Exception Message: System.MissingFieldException: Field not found: ‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Common.WitCategoryRefName.SharedDataSet’.
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Client.TestManagementTeamProject.get_SharedParameterDataSetWorkItemTypeName()


The Solution

Run the following on the TFS 2013 application tier (in command prompt as admin):

  1. ngen uninstall Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Client
  2. ngen uninstall Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Common
  3. Restart your VS, MTM or Team Explorer


(Special thanks to Sadagopan Rajaram from Microsoft for tracking this down.)


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