Problem adding Team Foundation Server source

Good morning;

I am trying to connect IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 to a Team Foundation 2010 server located at 'http://professor-oak:8080/tfs' using system credentials. When I try this, I get the error:

com.ctc.wstx.exc.WstxUnexpectedCharException: Unexpected character "" (code 34) in DOCTYPE declaration; expected a space between public and system identifiers at [row,col {unknown-source}]: [1,50].

Is this error a result of a poorly setup TFS, or are there some magic steps someone can give me to make this all work?

Thanks for your time.

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Hello Cameron,

It's hard to say right now. Can you try to connect to your server with Visual Studio?

Please provide TFS log:
1. Open the folder where you have IDEA installed
2. Back up 'bin/log.xml' file then open it with text editor
3. Scroll to the bottom, add the following part before <root> tag:

  <logger name="httpclient.wire">
    <level value="debug"/>

4. Restart IDEA
6. Try to connect
7. Help -> Reveal log in Explorer/Finder will show you the log file.


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Hi Kirill;

Our sys-admin had a look and found a configuration problem on the server. Once fixed, everything works beautifully.

Thank you for your reply.


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Did the sys-admin provide what the configuration issue was?  We are having the exact same issue.




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