How To Update TFS Workspace

As part of the information about a workspace, the version control server records the name of the computer that hosts a workspace and the user that owns the workspace.  If you need to change your computer name or your user name, how do you tell the server to update the workspace information?

There are different workspace commands that can be used to permission different issues. Some important workspace commands for Team Foundation Server

tf workspaces [/owner:ownername] [/computer:computername] 
[/collection:TeamProjectCollectionUrl] [/format:(brief|detailed)] 
[/updateUserName:oldUserName] [/updateComputerName:oldComputerName] 
[workspacename][/login:username,[password]]

source: Workspaces Commands

For doing it using command prompt, Go to Visual Studio Tools and run the Command Prompt. Then select appropriate directory and run below command.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE

tf workspaces /updateComputerName:OldComputerName /s:"http://tfsServerName"

But if you are not a geek and want to change it using GUI, you can do it using Visual Studio. I am using Visual Studio 2013 here here us how to do it.

Click on FILE menu on your Visual Studio 2013. Now click on
Source Control -> Advanced -> Workspaces..

Open A TFS Workspace using Visual Studio 2013
Open A TFS Workspace using Visual Studio 2013

This will open a window with title “Manage Workspaces”. It shows the list of workspaces on this computer to which you have access. The list contains 4 columns for:

  1. Workspace Name
  2. Computer
  3. Workspace Owner
  4. and Comment (if added while creating workspace)
LanguageLassi | Add TFS Workspace using Visual Studio 2013
Add TFS Workspace using Visual Studio 2013

If Workspace Manager is empty, probably you didn’t added one yet. Click on Add button and put your server/ username/ password and it will list the added one for you. Later if you have changed your computer name or anyway you want to update your workspace accordingly, select the workspace you want to edit and click on Edit button; here you can update your workspace details.

Languagelassi | Update A TFS Workspace using Visual Studio 2013
Update A TFS Workspace using Visual Studio 2013

If this helped you, Cheers and comment!!

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