rename project in TFS
Rename existing project in TFS
We’re taking another look based on all the feedback here! As Doug pointed out, this is rather hard problem though.
- Siddharth (PM on TFS)
Just to let everyone know, we have re-posted our code for renaming projects.
we found it works very well, but as always use at your own risk
The Project Naming Convention that was used during initial configuration is horrible and really confusing. Microsoft please consider adding this ASAP, should have been included since day one.
Ray Rascher commented
I agree that renaming a TFS project would be really nice to have. I actually expected this to already be possible until I spoke with my TFS Admin.
This would be really nice to have. We have the wrong name, our company was acquired and we can't change our team project name. Thought'd it be 2 seconds of work...apparently it's impossible.
Just got the announcement that Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2013 to MSDN customers. I'm downloading it now along with TFS 2013.
From everything I've read online TFS 2013 does not have the ability to rename team projects.
Here's to hoping the TFS development teams in Remond?, North Carolina?, India?, China? can work together to deliver Team Project renamed in TFS 2014.
It's nice that there is a faster release cycle...and I'd like to know if team project rename is actually on the microsoft TFS development teams' backlog. Rename is marked as 'Under Review' here on uservoice...but some of the other ideas i guess have been approved and moved ahead in the queue to 'This is on the feature team’s backlog.'
David Nieman commented
Gary - so long as copy brings all assets (VC, WIT, Security, etc) and timestamps\modifications intact that'd be a solution I'd vote for.
We have so many misnamed, orphaned project because of the lack of rename it's untenable.
It'd be great to be able to clean up and organize all of our team projects in a way that's elegant, consistent, and make TFS usable. History revisions are critcal when we look for fixing bugs.
Perhaps a "Copy to new Project" could accomplish largely the same result?
Is there any update here for TFS 2013? We all looking at possibly upgrading to the new version but we can't find if team project's can be renamed in the 2013 verion.
Scott Worstall commented
I really need to have a better answer than, "setup a new TPC" and a new team project and I can give you a renamed project.
We have builds we can't easily move, we have test configuration we can't easily move, we have source control (with HISTORY) that we can't retain (and we HAVE to maintain audit trails), and we have work items (backlogs/links/attachements/boards), and we have nested security rules all over the place (thanks MS for the help with licensing compliance in the product).
It's like one man month of work for what should be a 10 second task. Why this was designed in the stone ages of SQL I'll never know (probably don't want to know, honestly), but we keep hitting this issue because back in 2010 and 2011 we put the years in Team Project names...why I have no idea...that admin is long gone...but everyone points and laughs and says "when will the lazy TFS admin get around to updating that, heh!".
I'm sick of hearing the jokes...and I can't resetup dozens and dozens of team projects...cuz the product makes it impossibly hard.
Seriously...please GET this fixed already. Work a few weekends and just BANG THIS OUT ALREADY.
I'm not going to keep upgrading until it's fixed...and if your never going to fix this...well hello GIT/GITHUB....cuz they have rename.
This is a long-awaited need!! Please, prune your backlogs.
Just ran into this limitation today...there's no easy way to rename a Team Project and move workitems with history and attachments, is there?
William Rinard commented
S I have to agree with your comments. I'd really like the ability to move projects with the full directory tree, commit history, and work item history.
I've like to be able to move and change my team projects around as easily as file explorer.
Managing TFS pojects like a file explorer is desired functionality. Some of the situations we've faced in the recent past would be much easier...
- Our team takes over multiple projects from a team using a remote TFS server. We want to move the projects as-is with the full directory tree and commit history to our local TFS server
- Rearrange a project to reflect modern business needs into a) active, b) maintenance and c) obsolete. Each new version would start out under Active, move to Maintenace and then eventually to Obsolete. Right now, when you branch off, you are stuck with the destination location.
- Import subdirectory and the commit history from a TFS project into a different TFS project for the case where our team took over a utility library from another team
David Archer commented
I setup a team project with the wrong name...and the PMs already put in the areas and iterations and started filling out backlogs and tasks...but I can't change the name. Exporting and Importing would be a huge pain...along with security. I just need to change the Team Project. Surely there has to be a way....
T Floyd commented
In TFS 2010, if you right click a project you get rename as a menu item, but its disabled. Come on Microsoft what's the deal?
This is a basic feature and it should have been in the box since version 2005.
Please add it as soon as possible.
Oleg Gorbatenko commented
Well, won't be a surprise if Snowden will confirm, that missing of this feature is a consequence of Microsoft and C.I.A. cooperation.
Stephan Schmuck commented
silly one ... you should've added this vital feature allready in the past .. sure it's a simple task .. i can not understand how one could resist to add this feature..
Scott Kern commented
I really need this feature as we just reorganized our whole source tree and the parent level folders (the team project names) make 0 sense in the new restructuring. Is there any way to change just the source control team project folder name?
Jon BRWN commented
Even worse than than ANY of this. I just went created Kroger.visualstudio.com. I bet I could go down the list and hit Betty-Crocker, Frito-Lay, etc, etc.
Sure it's in the Terms, Agreement, Privacy, blah, blah, blah. And as soon as a hacker realizes this, every single business name is going to get taken. You need to F'ing fix that NOW. I did it just to see if I could and now I gotta make **** sure I remove it so they can have it back when/if they want it.