Get the following error while trying to create a branch:

TF14098: Access Denied: User [User] needs PendChange permission(s) for $/[Source control folder]


The user (and the group) does not have the permission to “Manage Branch”


  1. Bring up Source Control
  2. Go to the properties of the folder in question (right clicking)
  3. Go to “Security” tab
  4. Select the user/group from the “Users and Groups” area on the top and check the “Allow” checkbox below for “manage Branch” (you need to scroll down the “Permissions” area for you to be able to see it)

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