TF30177: Team Project Creation failed with error Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT))


The new team project creation wizard fails with error:

TF30177: Team Project Creation Failed
---begin Exception entry---
Time: 2011-10-31T11:34:09
Module: WSS
Exception Message: Server was unable to process request. ---> Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT)) ---> Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT)) (type SoapException)
Exception Stack Trace:    at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.SharePoint.SharePointTeamFoundationIntegrationService.HandleException(Exception e)
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.SharePoint.SharePointTeamFoundationIntegrationService.CreateSite(String webApplicationUrl, String absolutePath, String title, String description, UInt32 localeId, String template, Boolean templateIsTitle, String ownerLogin, String ownerName, String ownerEmail, Guid configurationServerId, Guid projectCollectionId)
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.SharePoint.WssUtilities.CreateSite(ICredentials credentials, Uri adminUrl, WssSiteData siteCreationData, Guid configurationServerId, Guid projectCollectionId)
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.SharePoint.WssUtilities.CreateSite(WssSiteData siteCreationData, TeamProject settings)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WssSiteCreator.CreateSite(WssSiteData siteCreationData, WssCreationContextWrapper contextWrapper)
   at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TeamFoundation.WssSiteCreator.HandleSiteCreation(WssCreationContextWrapper contextWrapper, XmlNode taskNode)


This issue can happen if the SharePoint security update MS 11-074( is installed on the SharePoint machine.

The MS 11-074 update is pushed through Windows Update. 

If the security patch is installed through Windows Update, it updates the SharePoint binaries on the machine but does not trigger an update on the SharePoint databases. As a result we get a version mismatch between the SharePoint binaries and the SharePoint databases.

This is reflected in the following error in the SharePoint ULS logs:

Unexpected query execution failure, error code 8144. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. "Procedure or function proc_UpdateListSettings has too many arguments specified." Query text (if available): "SET NOCOUNT ON; BEGIN TRAN; DECLARE @@iRet INT;EXEC @@iRet=proc_UpdateListSettings '0EB836BC-8438-41EA-9FB3-174A9B842CBB','6B2FE0D0-3A88-49A9-BF80-F3BBC45E69BA',N'{ABD11499-827E-408C-BC88-6D33E3465EF2}',1,101,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,N'sites/VIS Demonstration Collection/TestSite/Dashboards/Forms',N'template.doc',NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,281022856,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,4,0,NULL,NULL,NULL,NULL,1004,0,0,NULL,NULL,NULL,0,NULL;IF @@iRet<>0 GOTO CLEANUP;CLEANUP: SET ?=@@iRet;IF @@iRet<>0 ROLLBACK TRAN; ELSE COMMIT TRAN;"


Open and administrative command prompt window and change the folder path to the SharePoint bin folder. The path to the bin folder would be %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\bin. Run the following commands sequentially:

psconfig -cmd secureresources

psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b


Article ID: 2646294 - Last Review: Nov 23, 2011 - Revision: 1

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