Project Pro 2016 fails to get work items by query from TFS 2015 Update 2: Error converting value 'System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity' ... to type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.Identity.IdentityDescriptor'. RRS feed

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  • Hi:

    I'm using Project Pro 2016 client copy on Windows 7, and it fails to "get work items" by a saved query from Team foundation Server (TFS) 2015 with Update 2. However, getting the work items by ID or Title are fine. The error message is the following:

    Error converting value 'System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity' ... to type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.Identity.IdentityDescriptor'. Path 'authenticatedUser.descriptor', line 1, position 169.

    Thanks for the help!


    • Edited by JackL78 Friday, May 6, 2016 8:44 PM
    Friday, May 6, 2016 6:06 PM

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  • I'm passing for the same problem here.. I noted that if I uninstall TFS2015 and install TFS 2013 this feature works again...

    Is there any workaround to solve this?

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:51 PM
  • Having a very similar issue, anyone know how to resolve this?
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:42 PM
  • Same as me. The team update TFS from 2013 to 2015. Then I can't get the query list in Project 2013 and 2016.
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:08 AM
  • Same here, no solution to this yet?
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:42 AM
  • Same Issue here TFS 2015 Update 3 and Project Professional 2016

    - Had issue where the TFS Plugin was not even connecting upgraded from 3 to 3.1 now this error.

    - Excel 2016 is not affected.

    Friday, January 6, 2017 8:21 PM
  • Same problem here. Wouldn't it be time for a solution???
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:36 AM
  • For those still having issues with this, I was able to install the TFS Office Integration package for TFS 2017 and it solved the issue.


    Check your TFS versions and make sure you are not trying to use the TFS 2015 office integration package with TFS 2017 (as I was.)

    Hope this is helpful.

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 5:43 PM