FIX: An update for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is available to add compatibility support for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012


An update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available. This update adds compatibility support for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012. After you apply this update, Visual Studio 2010 SP1 clients and Microsoft Test Manager 2010 SP1 clients can connect to Team Foundation Server 2012 or to the Team Foundation Service Preview.

Note This update also includes all the Team Foundation client updates and Test Manager updates that were released since Visual Studio 2010 SP1.


Update information

To resolve this problem, install this update from Microsoft Windows Update.

Additionally, this update is available from the Microsoft Download Center.

Known issue with this update

When you try to create a team project on a server that is running Team Foundation Server 2012, you receive an error message about insufficient permissions. For more information, go to the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) webpage:

You must use Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 (included in all Visual Studio editions or may be separately downloaded) to create a team project on a TFS 2012 server. If you use Visual Studio 2010, you receive the following error message:

TF30172: You do not have permission to create a new team project.


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 SP1 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if the affected files are being used. We recommend that you exit any instances of Visual Studio before you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following update:
2581206 FIX: A hotfix for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 is available to add compatibility support for Visual Studio Team Foundation Service Preview

File information

The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

More Information

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