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Error TF400324 when starting the Visual Studio Test Controller

I recently had a problem starting the Test Controller Configuration Tool. There was no error, but it simply hung on the loading state. A quick look at the event log showed three errors. The most important one was:
The Controller service could not be started. TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from server: [redacted URL]

The URL was referring to an old team project collection. I actually wanted to use the Configuration Tool to change this URL.

Since I could not attach the controller to another collection by using the Configuration Tool, I started to look around to find where the configuration itself was stored. The answer is an XML file named QTControllerConfig.xml located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Common7\IDE.
I opened the file, replaced the content with this: <?xmlversion="1.0"encoding="UTF-8"?><ControllerConfigurationxmlns="…