Microsoft TFS 2015 Update 2 – Release Management – TF50309 – Insufficient Privileges

By XeroCube | July 26, 2016

We have recently upgraded to Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2, which includes the new Release Management feature. In testing this new feature, we encountered the following error:

TF50309: The following account does not have sufficient permissions to complete the operation:[*****]\Project Collection Service Accounts. The following permission is needed to perform this operation:View Project-level Information

After wasting several hours researching this issue and modifying user/role permissions, I finally found the resolution in a stray comment on this StackOverflow page.

To resolve the issue, simply add the TFS Group “Project Collection Service Accounts” to the “Release Administrators” TFS Group.

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