A red "X" appears on the work item node when you use an application that is not in the excludedUserAgents setting to connect to TFS 2010


Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure the work item tracking (WIT) system on Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010.
  • You enable the filterClientMetadata setting.
  • You list some applications which will make use of metadata in the excludedUserAgents setting.
  • You use an application that is not in the excludedUserAgents setting to connect to TFS 2010.
In this scenario, a red "X" symbol appears on the work item node unexpectedly.

Resolution


To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix on the application tier of TFS 2010.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may 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 resolve this problem immediately, 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 Web site: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.



Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 installed.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix if the affected files are being used.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other 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.


For all supported versions of TFS 2010
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Leviewer.exe10.0.30319.357117,58413-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.build.controls.dll10.0.30319.3571,349,52013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.build.jobservice.extensions.dll10.0.30319.35730,12013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.build.processcomponents.dll10.0.30319.35762,88013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.build.server.dll10.0.30319.357439,68813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.build.workflow.dll10.0.30319.357651,15213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.configuration.commands.dll10.0.30319.357262,56013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.framework.server.dll10.0.30319.3571,094,54413-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.jobservice.extensions.core.dll10.0.30319.35758,28013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.jobservice.labmanagerjobs.dll10.0.30319.35791,04813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.activities.dll10.0.30319.357763,79213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.controller.common.dll10.0.30319.357236,44813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.controller.virtualmachinemanagerinterface.dll10.0.30319.35783,40813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.execution.dll10.0.30319.357757,12813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.leviewer.dll10.0.30319.357440,71213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.servicing.dll10.0.30319.35758,24813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.testintegration.server.dll10.0.30319.357145,83213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.uiutils.dll10.0.30319.357266,12013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.workflow.activities.dll10.0.30319.357436,64013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.lab.workflowintegration.server.dll10.0.30319.357122,80013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.management.controls.dll10.0.30319.3572,355,09613-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.activities.common.dll10.0.30319.357306,10413-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.activities.dll10.0.30319.3571,508,77613-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.activityruntime.dll10.0.30319.357214,96013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.client.dll10.0.30319.357597,40813-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.clientpackage.dll10.0.30319.35772,62413-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.common.dll10.0.30319.35733,69613-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.controller.dll10.0.30319.357120,23213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.testmanagement.controls.dll10.0.30319.357417,18413-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.client.dll10.0.30319.357692,64013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.common.dll10.0.30319.357229,79213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.controls.dll10.0.30319.3574,435,87213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.versioncontrol.server.dll10.0.30319.357611,23213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.webaccess.controls.dll10.0.30319.357618,39213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.webaccess.server.dll10.0.30319.357486,80013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.teamfoundation.workitemtracking.server.dataaccesslayer.dll10.0.30319.357587,72013-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.common.dll10.0.30319.3571,332,62413-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.controllerobject.dll10.0.30319.357273,83213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.executioncommon.dll10.0.30319.357448,93613-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.resource.dll10.0.30319.357958,87213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.qualitytools.vsip.dll10.0.30319.357349,07213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.testtools.datacollection.videorecorder.dll10.0.30319.35760,35213-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.testtools.manualtest.common.dll10.0.30319.357809,89613-Sep-201003:10x86
Microsoft.visualStudio.DataCollection.VideoRecorder.dll.configNot applicable2,05524-Aug-201021:33Not applicable

More Information


If the filterClientMetadata setting is set to true, client metadata is filtered based on the permissions of the user. By default, this setting is set to false.

The excludedUserAgents setting is a colon-delimited list of strings that may appear in the User-Agent HTTP header of the request from the client.

Status


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