Creator name of VSS label not preserved when converting VSS database to TFS using VssConverter tool RRS feed

  • Question

  • I migrated a VSS database to TFS using the VssConverter tool and noticed that the owner for all VSS-labels has been changed to my own name (person listed in the "Migration done by" field in the Migration Report file).

    Is this a bug or is there a workaround to preserver the name of the Label creator ?


    Friday, March 23, 2007 1:27 PM


  • This is a by design behaviour, you can find the info here: http://blogs.msdn.com/ankur/archive/2005/09/14/466493.aspx 


    • In Team Foundation there can be only one owner of a label so we do not migrate the user information for labels (include pin events).Also Team Foundation does not allow specifying dates for label on every item so it is not migrated. 
    • In VSS any label on an ancestor is visible on the descendent as an implicit label. No such implicit label is migrated. A label is migrated only if the item was explicitly labeled.
    Saturday, March 24, 2007 11:54 AM