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Disable VSS Importing? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello -

     

    Is there an easy way to disable the VSS importing function on a TFS server? Our server supports a wide range of dev teams. When someone decides to do a VSS Import job, it kills the server. (processor goes to 100% and stays there until the VSS import is done which can take a half a day or longer)

     

    If there is a workaround for this, let me know.

     

    Thanks much,

    - Matt

    Monday, August 6, 2007 6:19 PM

Answers

  • Hello Matt,

     

      Do you mean migrating projects from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation source control?

     

      If so as I know there is no such a feature.

     

     

      A user must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group for migrating VSS projects.

     

      A member of the Team Foundation Administrators group certainly has all permission.

     

      If there is a disable VSS importing feature. A server administrator should have the permission to enable VSS importing. 

     

      If the VSS importing cannot be re - enabled even by a server admin there will a problem when someone wants to enable it.

     

      Maybe you can restrict the server admin permission to fewer users.

     

     Hope this helps. 

     

     

        

    Thursday, August 9, 2007 10:34 AM

All replies

  • Hello Matt,

     

      Do you mean migrating projects from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation source control?

     

      If so as I know there is no such a feature.

     

     

      A user must be a member of the Team Foundation Administrators group for migrating VSS projects.

     

      A member of the Team Foundation Administrators group certainly has all permission.

     

      If there is a disable VSS importing feature. A server administrator should have the permission to enable VSS importing. 

     

      If the VSS importing cannot be re - enabled even by a server admin there will a problem when someone wants to enable it.

     

      Maybe you can restrict the server admin permission to fewer users.

     

     Hope this helps. 

     

     

        

    Thursday, August 9, 2007 10:34 AM
  • Yes, that's what I meant. We have a lot of teams that are on VSS but are migrating to TFS. We do restrict the admin group quite heavily - I guess better communication to those admins is necessary. I was looking for a simple toggle  - allow VSS importing or not but it doesn't sound like this functionality is there. (thought I would ask)

     

    Thanks,

     -Matt

     

    Thursday, August 9, 2007 6:05 PM
  • Hello Matt,

     

      Thank you. If you have any question you can post it freely.

     

      Well come to Team Foundation Server forum

    Friday, August 10, 2007 2:07 AM