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How to: Download a Process Template

To customize a process template, you must first download it from the Team Foundation Server where it is installed. The download process copies all of the source files that define the process template into a folder of your choice. To download a process template, refer to the following steps.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure you must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group.

If the necessary security permissions are set explicitly, then you must have the View server-level information permission set to Allow and the Manage process template permission on the team project set to Allow. For more information, see Team Foundation Server Permissions.

To download a process template

  1. On the Team menu, point to Team Foundation Server Settings, and then click Process Template Manager.

    The Process Template Manager lists each process template installed on the Team Foundation Server.

  2. Select the process template to download.

  3. Click the Download button.

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

  5. Click Save.

    The process template files are downloaded to the selected folder.


    If you are running Windows Vista, you might not have access rights to certain folders. If you try to download the process template to a location where you do not have access rights, the registry virtualization technology automatically redirects the process template and saves it to the virtual store. For more information, see and To avoid this redirection, you can download the process template to a location where you have access rights.

  6. Click Close to close the Process Template Manager.

    After downloading the process template, you can open the folder where it was downloaded to begin modifying the source files for the process template.

See Also


Process Template Customization Overview

Other Resources

Process Template Manager