Cannot add or remove contributions to global configurations

Problem: When you try to add or remove a contribution from a global configuration, you see a message about missing project area associations.

This problem can occur for the following reasons:
  • An organization might choose to limit the project areas that team members see when they add local or global configurations to global streams or set their configuration context.
  • An administrator migrated stand-alone Global Configuration Management (GCM) servers to an environment that has multiple GCM servers, and did not create the required project area associations before enabling the Require project area associations for contributions advanced server property.

Solution: Ask a GCM application administrator to confirm whether a project area association exists from the global configuration's project area to the project areas that contain the configurations you want to add or work in.