Download Version 5.0 of the MSF Process Templates

To add features and functionality to an upgraded team project, you must download one of the version 5.0 process templates for Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF). For more information, see Choose a Process Template.

In general, you will download the process template that is the latest version of the template that was used to create your upgraded team project.


You can download version 5.0 of the MSF process templates only after your deployment has been updated to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Project Collection Administrators group. If the necessary security permissions are set explicitly, your Manage process template permission for the team project collection must be set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To download version 5.0 of an MSF process template

  1. Open Visual Studio.

  2. On the Team menu, point to Team Project Collection Settings, and then click Process Template Manager.

    The Process Template Manager lists each process template that has been uploaded to the team project collection.

  3. Select the process template that you need, and then click Download.

  4. In the Download Process Template dialog box, select a folder where the process template will be downloaded, and then click Save.

    The process template files are downloaded to the selected folder.


    If you are running Windows Vista, you might not have access to certain folders. If you try to download the process template to a location where you do not have access, the registry virtualization technology automatically redirects the process template and saves it to the virtual store. For more information, see the following pages on the Microsoft Web site: Registry Virtualization and Common file and registry virtualization issues in Windows Vista or in Windows 7. To avoid this redirection, you can download the process template to a location where you have access.

  5. Click Close to close the Process Template Manager.

    After you download the process template, you can open the folder where it was downloaded to access the source files that are provided in the process template.

See Also


Working with Process Template Files

Managing Process Templates

Updating an Upgraded Team Project to Access New Features