FIX: You cannot open Source Control Explorer in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server if your logon name begins with the dollar sign ($) character

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Article ID: 943842 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you try to open Source Control Explorer in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server, you receive the following error message:
The cache directory D:\Documents and Settings\$username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\1.0\Cache is not a valid path: TF10122: The path 'D:\Documents and Settings\$username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Team Foundation\1.0\Cache' contains a '$' at the beginning of a path component. Remove the '$' and try again.
This problem occurs if your logon name begins with the dollar sign ($) character.

Note Source Control Explorer should show folder tree structure and folder contents. However, Source Control Explorer shows nothing when this problem occurs.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the logon name begins with the dollar sign ($) character.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information



A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB943842

Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 installed.

Note This hotfix must be installed on the computer that is running the Team Foundation Explorer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client.dll8.0.50727.1815471,04027-Feb-200809:29
Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Common.dll8.0.50727.1815258,04827-Feb-200809:29
Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client.dll8.0.50727.1815471,04027-Feb-200809:29

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, change the logon name so that the name does not begin with the dollar sign ($) character.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 943842 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
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