Checkin event e-mail alert notification doesn't works well after TFS 2008 was configured for Work Item Hyperlinks to use Team System Web Access - by David Weisz

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ID 361594 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 10
Opened 8/13/2008 1:28:34 AM
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In Team Foundation Server 2008 SP1 check-in event e-mail alert notification doesn't works well after it was configured for Work Item Hyperlinks to use Team System Web Access. (using TfsAdminUtil.exe configureconnections /TSWAUri:http://tswa)

In the notification email the Items are not listed and the following message appears in the email: "Details about this check-in were not available when this alert was prepared. Select the link above to view more details about the check-in."

In Trace log file the following exception appears on every checkin event:
[VC] [Error, PID 2560, TID 3172, 06:31:47.623] Exception:  {
Exception Message: Malformed Artifact URLhttp://tfs2:8090/?cs=20768 (type ArgumentException)

Exception Stack Trace:    at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.LinkingUtilities.GetArtifactUri(String artifactUrl)
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Server.IntegrationInterface.BulkFilter(IPrincipal userPrincipal, String[] users, String[] versionControlUriList, Int32 alertChangeLimit, List`1& restrictions, ICommandContext context)
   at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Server.VersionControlIntegration.FilterPaths(String[] users, String[] serverItemUris, List`1& restrictions)

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Posted by Microsoft on 10/15/2008 at 2:07 PM
We have released a publicly avaialble Hotfix for this. You can access it from the MSDN Code Galley site here:

Thanks for you feedback.
Posted by Pavel Minaev [MSFT] on 10/14/2008 at 10:51 PM
There are updates sure enough, noone just bothered to post them here so far. There you go:
Posted by Alex Ivanoff on 10/14/2008 at 5:27 PM
We are half in October now. Any updates?
Posted by Alex Ivanoff on 10/6/2008 at 7:51 AM

Should we contact support directly to get hotfix?
Posted by trobin7 on 10/1/2008 at 2:51 PM

Any update? We are now into October.

Posted by Alex Ivanoff on 9/29/2008 at 9:28 AM

Is it still not "no later than the end of this month'?
Posted by 4B1D91EF-54DE-41FF-866A-646330360E9A on 9/12/2008 at 12:02 PM

Looks like they're just waiting to release the fix. I understand that this problem may be looked at as something that is not severe, but I wish there as a bigger sense of urgency on getting this out. At least a better defined time frame would be helpful.
Posted by Alex Ivanoff on 9/11/2008 at 7:19 AM
Is there a way to request a hotfix?
Posted by Alex Ivanoff on 9/3/2008 at 2:41 PM
Unfortunatelly, we did it on the production server. How do we disable /TSWAUri?
Posted by Fabio V on 9/2/2008 at 10:31 AM
We wanted to give a brief update on this issue. The initial phases (investigation, fix design and implementation) are complete. We are in the process of deployment preparation and validation that will be followed by a final testing phase. The hotfix *should* be available no later than the end of this month.

We will post status as the process progresses.

Posted by David Weisz on 8/31/2008 at 6:50 AM
Somebody could help me find out how to get a hotfix for this issue? I know it's a shame but i didn't managed to find the way how to submit a hotfix request on
Posted by Branin on 8/20/2008 at 6:59 AM

Any word if this is going to be a hotfix in the next week or just at some point before the next Service Pack?

Posted by Fabio V on 8/14/2008 at 2:59 PM
We apologize for the inconvenience.

We have found the problem with check-in notifications when TSWA URL is registered via tfsadminutil.exe (it is indeed in the code that you found via reflector). We plan to issue a hotfix to address the problem and in the meantime we recommend other users to refrain from using this feature.

Team Foundation team
Posted by Oren Novotny on 8/14/2008 at 2:53 PM
I'm getting the same problems in the check-in emails. I'm not sure where to fine the error log.
Posted by Microsoft on 8/13/2008 at 7:10 PM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(
Posted by Fabio V on 8/13/2008 at 7:20 AM
could you please contact us directly?
please email