Not really connected on TFS

We are running Visual Studio 2010 in Windows 7.    I do not know how to install, setup or administer Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Upon opening VS, we have an option to "Connect to Team Foundation Server" on our Start Page.

I click this and I am then prompted to Connect to Team Project, which I do.

Then I get the Team Explorer...navigate to the Team Project and then the child "Source Control".  This opens the Source Control Explorer...where I then double-click on the solution file.

Now, when the solution opens, I get icons to the left of each file indicating if it is checked in or checked-out to me, etc.

And when I right click on the Solution I get the TFS items like "Get Latest Version" or "Get Specific Version" etc.


Now, m co-worker can also connect to TFS and opens a Solution file  (for the same Solution that I have checked-out) he does not get ANY of the TFS file check in status icons or options for Get Latest Version ...   although the code for the Solution is open in the Solution Explorer.

So it is like he can open the source code .....   but he is not actually working under any identifiable version control ....even though he used the Source Control Explorer to open the Solution.

We are getting no errors...nor does it seem to be working, though.


Tom KnowltonWeb developerAsked:
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
I should explain that my predecessor was the one who setup TFS in the first place and he is not available for consulting on this.   So we inherited TFS from him, as it were...and are now trying to come up to speed.
Mohamed OsamaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Please make sure he has not selected the option to "work offline" by accident in solution explorer.
Also Please make sure he is a member of the team foundation group "contributors, this group membership can be accessed from Team Explorer>right click your team project>Group membership
if this is a domain , and the user has also changed his password recently , you may get a similar problem as well.
last , Please ask him to try to open the solution from source control & ensure it is mapped to a local folder
File>source control >open from source control.
possible errors could be logged in "output" window on the lower part of visual studio

Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
I did not see "Work Offline" anywhere.

But...I did see some Groups that my coworker was not a member I added him.

He'll check in a few minutes and we'll find out if that did anything.
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Mohamed OsamaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
If he had selected work offline, then the option  will not be visible in the context menu.
try File > Source Control >Go Online
Also the workspace mapping part is important, he will not be able to work with source control until there is a local copy of the code on his machine.

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
We still are not getting a status on files in the solution
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:


File > Source Control >Go Online

This worked.  Not exactly this....rather  "Open from Source Control"  seemed to work.

Thank you.
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Great work.  And fast...thank you.
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