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Error updating the Bug work item template in TFS2010. “TF26177: The field Microsoft.VSTS.TCM.ReproSteps cannot be renamed from 'ReproSteps' to 'Repro Steps'.”

I came across another wrinkle this morning while I was doing some Team Foundation Server 2010 work item customization

When I went to upload a customized Bug work item template to my MSF for Agile project, I got the following error:

TF212018: Work item tracking schema validation error: TF26177: The field Microsoft.VSTS.TCM.ReproSteps cannot be renamed from ‘ReproSteps’ to ‘Repro Steps’.

The team project that I was working with was created using the process template that came with one of the beta versions of TFS2010.  It looks like the friendly name for the repro steps field got changed.

To fix this, you use the “witadmin changefield” command.  Here’s the command I used to fix the problem:

witadmin changefield /collection:http://your_server_name:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection /n:Microsoft.VSTS.TCM.ReproSteps /name:”Repro Steps”

After I ran it, I tried again to upload the Bug work item and everything worked.



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