FIX: TF80068 or TF80070 error when you open a project that is published to Office Project Server 2007 if Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is installed


Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Microsoft Office Project 2007 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on a computer.
  • You try to open a project, add tasks or mark tasks in a project that was published to Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 on a server.

In this scenario, you receive one of the following error messages:
  • TF80068: Team Foundation encountered an error while communicating with the server.
    Check your connection and try again.
  • TF80070: Team Foundation encountered an error while performing the operation. It is recommended that you save your work and restart the application.
Note If the computer has Visual Studio 2010 installed, the issue does not occur.


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.

Note To download this hotfix, you can also visit the following Microsoft website:


To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if you have closed all instances of Visual Studio in advance.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The version of this 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.