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As I was trying to import a work item definition into a team project (using the Process Template Editor from gotdotnet) I received the following error message:

TF26204: The account you entered is not recognized. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator to add your account..

But I had not done any security changes (adding account or groups or permissions). What was it taking about?

Then I understood: I had added a field that contained backslashes as values and TFS interpreted it as user account! My field contained a list of suggested values that looked like this: "Category 1\Subcategory 1". Changing them to this "Category 1 | Subcategory 1" solved the problem!

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2007 11:15 AM Team System | Back to top


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Left by Team System News on Jan 23, 2007 6:51 AM

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Great tip! Thanks!
Left by Umar AlFarooq on Feb 08, 2007 2:40 AM

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Hmm... Didn't at all work for me when I tried to use "[Project]\QA" as the entry. because I'm actually using a security token and so the | (pipe) symbol won't work. In my case, I actually needed to add the security group. :-D
Left by Steven Borg on Jul 04, 2007 1:46 AM

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Thanks man! the tip helped me.
But the problem can also be arised if some group of users is missing.
Left by Asif Mushaq on Jun 04, 2010 4:48 AM

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Thanks alot.
Also it might be for invalid groups in xml file.
Left by Reza on May 29, 2011 8:28 AM

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thank u.. u saved my day..
Left by Jeeva on Jun 28, 2011 12:03 PM

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Thanks. That's really helpful
Left by Artem on Jun 08, 2012 5:56 AM

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Thanks bro!!!
Left by Simranjot on May 07, 2013 8:47 AM

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