What do I need to communicate with a VSS server?


Jul 11, 2012
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Nevermind. Figured it out myself. But if anyone knows a better way to do it than what I did, I'd be happy to hear it.

My situation is that my own machine is running Visual Studio 2010, but I need to access a VSS repository. VS2010 appears to have built-in functionality for accessing TFS repos, but not VSS repos.

So what I wound up doing was I ordered a copy of VSS 2005. I install it, and use the standalone explorer to connect to the repository and retrieve a solution (latest version, recursive). Then I installed a VS2010 compatibility hotfix (can't remember where I got it, not sure if necessary), and VS2010 had a new option. Under Tools->Options->Source Control, there is now a new plug-in, "Microsoft Visual Sourcesafe." After selecting that instead of "Visual Studio Team Foundation Server," I open the solution I just grabbed, and I'm prompted to login to Sourcesafe. I do, and then the source control features integrate into the solution explorer nicely.
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