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VSS Commands


VSS Commands

This page is a list of Visual SourceSafe tips and tricks for administering your VSS repositories and managing your source code.

  • VSS Administration
  • Source Code Management
  • Useful VSS Tips and Tricks
  • VSS Report Generation


Creating New VSS Repository

There are a couple of pieces of information you should know before you begin:

  • Where do you want to store the VSS Database
  • Do you need to create a new directory
  • What do you want to name the VSS Repository
  • Do you have enough space for the new VSS DB

Now,

Open a VSS Admin Client

Visual SourceSafe Administrator Client

Click Tools -> Create Database...

Select the Browse... button in the Create New VSS Database

Create New VSS Database

Navigate to the folder structure where you want to store the Visual SourceSafe Database.

VSS Folder Selection

Choose the place you want store your VSS Repository. You may need to create the folder or folder structure where you want to store the VSS Database.

Now, choose an intelligent name for your Visual SourceSafe Repository. I highly recommend that you use meaningful names when using creating your VSS repositories.

Create New VSS Database

I highly recommend you make sure you have enough space for what you plan to store in VSS. Running out of space will corrupt your VSS Repository.

Once you have chosen the name, click ok.


Creating a VSS Change Log

This is a useful command to create a log of all the changes in a project for a specified set of dates.

Open a Visual SourceSafe Explorer.

Visual SourceSafe Explorer

Click Tools -> Show History...

VSS Show History

Click the box for Recursive

Input the Date Range for the VSS History and click OK. This may take a while depending on amount of changes and how big the project you are running this on...

VSS Project History

To save this report in a text file, click Report and choose the options you need.

VSS History Report

To put this into a text file, click the Report button and save the report.

Now, choose the location to store it and a meaningful file name.

VSS Report to File

Then, click Save


How to Add a VSS User

Adding and Deleting VSS User is really straight forward.

Open a VSS Admin Explorer

Visual SourceSafe Administrator Client

To Add a new User Click Users -> Add Users...

VSS Add User

Type in the Active Directory User Name and click OK

To Delete a VSS User:

Highlight the User you want to delete in the in the VSS Admin Client:

Visual SourceSafe Administrator Client

Then click on Users -> Delete User...

You will be prompted to ensure you really want to delete this user and click yes.

VSS Delete User


Request More VSS Commands

If you have some commands you would like to add, or you have commands you would like me to show please let us know.

VSS Commands Request Form


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