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Reporting Errors with TFS Migration/Upgrade

Note
This post originally appeared on my MSDN blog:

Since I no longer work for Microsoft, I have copied it here in case that blog ever goes away.

When upgrading Team Foundation Server (TFS) -- or, really, any application that utilizes SQL Server Reporting Services -- you might choose to restore your data to a new environment (for example, to migrate to new hardware, or to validate the upgrade in Development and Test environments before upgrading your Production environment).

Depending on the exact steps you perform during the upgrade, you may experience issues with Reporting Services. These issues may occur during the upgrade (e.g. when TFS upgrades the reports for each team project), as well as after the upgrade is complete (e.g. when creating a new team project).

During the upgrade, a warning occurs indicating the reports could not be successfully upgraded. The log file contains warnings for each TFS project that resemble the following:

[Warning] Failed to upgrade Reporting settings for project AdventureWorks: TF30225: Error uploading report 'Work Item with Tasks': System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database. ---> Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ReportServerStorageException: An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database. ---> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object 'xp_sqlagent_notify', database 'mssqlsystemresource', schema 'sys'.
at Microsoft.ReportingServices.WebServer.ReportingService2005Impl.SetCacheOptions(String Report, Boolean CacheReport, ExpirationDefinition Expiration)
at Microsoft.ReportingServices.WebServer.ReportingService2005.SetCacheOptions(String Report, Boolean CacheReport, ExpirationDefinition Expiration)

After the upgrade, when attempting to create a new TFS project (which adds new reports to Reporting Services), you may see the following:

TF301777: Team Project Creation Failed

New Team Project Wizard encountered the following error and could not continue.

Error

The Project Creation Wizard encountered an error while creating reports to the SQL Server Reporting Services on http://cyclops-dev/ReportServer/ReportService2005.asmx.

Explanation

The Project Creation Wizard encountered a problem while creating reports on the SQL Server Reporting Services on http://cyclops-dev/ReportServer/ReportService2005.asmx. The reason for the failure cannot be determined at this time. Because the operation failed, the wizard was not able to finish creating the SQL Server Reporting Services site.

User Action

Contact the administrator for the SQL Server Reporting Services on http://cyclops-dev/ReportServer/ReportService2005.asmx to confirm that the SQL Server Reporting Services server is running and you have sufficient privileges to create a project. Your user account on SQL Server Reporting Services must have Content Manager permission to create a new project. Also, you might find additional helpful information in the project creation log. The log shows each action taken by the wizard at the time of the failure and may include additional details about the error.

The problem occurs if you restore the ReportServerDB and ReportServerTempDB databases without first configuring SQL Server Reporting Services in the new environment.

It turns out that when you configure Reporting Services, it not only creates the two databases noted above, but also grants permissions to a number of stored procedures in the master and msdb databases to the RSExecRole database role.

An easy way to confirm the problem is to browse to the Schedules tab in Report Manager:

  1. Browse to the Report Manager site (e.g. http://cyclops-dev/Reports).
  2. On the Report Manager home page, in the masthead of the page, click Site Settings.
  3. On the Site Settings page, click the Schedules tab.

An error similar to the following should be displayed:

EXECUTE permission was denied on the object 'xp_sqlagent_notify', database 'mssqlsystemresource', schema 'sys'

Fortunately, once you've confirmed the root cause of the issue, resolving it is simply a matter of granting the necessary permissions by running the following SQL statements (courtesy of Tudor Trufinescu in a forum post on MSDN):

USE master
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON master.dbo.xp_sqlagent_notify TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON master.dbo.xp_sqlagent_enum_jobs TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON master.dbo.xp_sqlagent_is_starting TO RSExecRole
GO
USE msdb
GO
-- Permissions for SQL Agent SP's
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_help_category TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_add_category TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_add_job TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobserver TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobstep TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_add_jobschedule TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_help_job TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_delete_job TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_help_jobschedule TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT EXECUTE ON msdb.dbo.sp_verify_job_identifiers TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT SELECT ON msdb.dbo.sysjobs TO RSExecRole
GO
GRANT SELECT ON msdb.dbo.syscategories TO RSExecRole
GO

However, even after fixing the permissions issues in SQL Server, you still need to complete the upgrade of the reports for existing TFS projects (which failed during the TFS upgrade process). Otherwise, the Web Parts that render reports will continue to show errors similar to the following:

Reporting Services Error

The item '/TfsReports/DefaultCollection/AdventureWorks/Remaining Work' cannot be found. (rsItemNotFound)

I initially attempted to fix this issue using the File.BatchNewTeamProject command in Visual Studio, with the following XML input file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Project xmlns="ProjectCreationSettingsFileSchema.xsd">
  <TFSName>http://cyclops-dev:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection</TFSName>
  <LogFolder>C:\NotBackedUp\Temp</LogFolder>
  <ProjectName>AdventureWorks</ProjectName>
  <AddFeaturesToExistingProject>true</AddFeaturesToExistingProject>
  <ProjectReportsEnabled>true</ProjectReportsEnabled>
  <ProjectReportsForceUpload>true</ProjectReportsForceUpload>
  <ProjectSiteEnabled>false</ProjectSiteEnabled>
  <ProcessTemplateName>MSF for Agile Software Development - v4.2</ProcessTemplateName>
</Project>

This process is described in more detail in the following MSDN article:

Adding Dashboards and Reports to Upgraded Team Projects

While this successfully uploaded the missing reports (e.g. /TfsReports/DefaultCollection/AdventureWorks/Remaining Work), it only led to a different error.

Reporting Services Error

Default value or value provided for the report parameter 'IterationParam' is not a valid value. (rsInvalidReportParameter)

I rebuilt the TFS warehouse and Analysis Services databases to try to resolve this error, but that didn't help.

Consequently, I "rolled back" my TFS upgrade and performed the upgrade again using the process described in my previous blog post. After granting permissions to the RSExecRole, the TFS upgrade completed without any issues (i.e. the warnings reported during the initial TFS upgrade no longer occurred).

After waiting for the cube to be processed, the reports on the TFS project sites appeared as expected.

Comments

  1. # TFS 2012 migrated from TFS 2010: Project Creation fails | Michael Ayvazyan

    February 4, 2013 11:15 AM
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    TFS 2012 migrated from TFS 2010: Project Creation fails | Michael Ayvazyan
  2. # re: Reporting Errors with TFS Migration/Upgrade

    February 4, 2013 11:21 AM
    Michael
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    Thank you for sharing this!
  3. # re: Reporting Errors with TFS Migration/Upgrade

    February 4, 2014 12:13 PM
    Chandrasen
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    I am facing the same issue,
    Exception Message: TF30225: Error uploading report 'Bug Status': The current action cannot be completed. The user data source credentials do not meet the requirements to run this report or shared dataset. Either the user data source credentials are not stored in the report server database, or the user data source is configured not to require credentials but the unattended execution account is not specified. ---> Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.InvalidDataSourceCredentialSettingException: The current action cannot be completed. The user data source credentials do not meet the requirements to run this report or shared dataset. Either the user data source credentials are not stored in the report server database, or the user data source is configured not to require credentials but the unattended execution account is not specified. (type ReportingUploaderException)
  4. # re: Reporting Errors with TFS Migration/Upgrade

    March 12, 2015 8:24 AM
    David
    Thanks a lot !
    I faced the same issue after mirated from tfs 2010 to tfs 2013

    You saved my day !
  5. # TFS Upgrade Nightmares &amp;#8211; P3.NET

    March 5, 2016 7:20 PM
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    TFS Upgrade Nightmares &amp;#8211; P3.NET

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