I had a few users over the past week(s) report that they could not connect to the local Team Foundation Server. The message received was “TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server”
Each attempt to connect returned the same results. Using Internet Explorer they were able to browse to http://<server-address>:8080/tfs however Visual Studios was unable to connect.
Reviewing the system proxy configuration shown that there a proxy configuration was not in use; or was it. This is where I started to look for their party software which could pose such issues.
And then the problem was solved. The issues was caused by malware / adware being installed on the users system. Once removed all was normal again.