TF30177 Team Project Creation Failed while creating new team project in Team Foundation Server TFS

This TFS tutorial we will disucss, how to fix error TF30177: Team Project Creation Failed which comes when we try to create a New Team Project in Team Foundation Server (TFS) in visual studio 2015.

The error comes as:

TF30177: Team Project Creation Failed

TF30170: The plugin Microsoft.ProjectCreationWizard.WorkItemTracking failed during task Queries from group WorkItemTracking.

Plugin error text: “Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”

The full error looks like below:

TF30177 Team Project Creation Failed

TF30177 Team Project Creation Failed

I was trying to create a new team project by navigating to Home -> Project and My Teams -> New Team Project… in the Team Explorer, like below:

tf30177 team project creation failed

The wizard started but in the middle, it gave the above error.

The issue was related to permission. Follow the below steps.

Open the TFS URL in the browser and then go to the Security tab and then add the user to the Administrator group. This looks like below.

tf30177 team project creation failed

Sometimes it may take a couple of minutes to reflect. Restart the visual studio and try again, now it will allow creating labels.

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