Error when open Excel Doc in TFS

by Chris Leong

For those who are getting error when open Excel documents stored on the Team Foundation Server (TFS). Courtesy from Poh Sze.

“TF84037: There was a problem initializing the Microsoft Excel Team Foundation Addin.  Re-installing the Team Foundation Client may be required.”

The reason is because the Office .Net programmability support is not installed.  You need to modify your installed version of Office and install this option.

1.  In Add/Remove programs, locate your Office application and select it.
2.  Click on the ‘Change’ button
3.  Select ‘Add or Remove features’ and click ‘next’
4.  Select ‘Choose advanced customization of applications’ and click ‘next’
5.  In the tree view, expand ‘Microsoft Office Excel’ and make sure the .NET Programmability Support option is set to ‘run from my computer’.
6.  Click ‘update’