FIX: TFS 2010 takes a long time to save a work item


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use a user account to connect to Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010.
  • The user account is a member of many TFS groups.
  • You try to save a work item in a team project.
In this scenario, it takes longer than expected to save the work item. For example, TFS 2010 may take 20 seconds to save the work item.

Note This issue does not occur if the user account is not a member of many TFS groups.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft website:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


To apply this hotfix, you must have the Team Foundation Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you install the hotfix if the affected files are being used at the time of installation. We recommend that you close all Visual Studio 2010-related components before you install the hotfix.

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.

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform


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

Article ID: 2748083 - Last Review: 29 Oct 2012 - Revision: 1