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VS 2010 support for VSS 2005

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  • I know TFS 2010 Basic is supposed to woo VSS 2005 users/adopters.  The question remains: Will VS 2010 support VSS 2005, or must we use TFS in order to have seamless integration with source control in the VS IDE?

    Please advise. Thanks in advance.

    -Mark Peters
    jeudi 12 novembre 2009 18:09

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  • VS 2010 will work with VSS 2005.

    You need to install the following update (it is cumulative so you can install it directly on top of VSS 2005 as it came out of the box - no need for the GDR).

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB976375



    TFS 2010 is indeed a lot better and I would encourage you to try it out - you won't want to go back to VSS :-)

    - Rémi Lemarchand - MSFT.
    jeudi 12 novembre 2009 19:47
  • Thanks Remi.  I've been using TFS since 2005 and was part of the Inner Circle program. Some of my clients still require convincing, though. :) 

    I consider the availability of TFS 2010 "Basic" to be an excellent decision by MS. The most common client objection to TFS that I encountered was they didn't need the process and PM tools; they already had them and felt they didn't need to invest in another toolset.  TFS-B provides much-needed upgrades to source control and provides bug tracking and build automation, the latter two being essential components to efficient ALM.  This may be the wedge that can drive wider adoption of TFS. 

    Whoever made the decision deserves a Second Cup coffee.  Yes, you'll have to drive to Canada or Waukesha, Wisconsin, to get it but, trust me, it will be worth it. :)

    -M
    vendredi 13 novembre 2009 13:08
  • Hi,

    To configure VSS2005 with VS2010 we can change the settings in Tools-> Options-> Source Control-> Select the Vss Source Safe option.

    Then try to open the solution or project directly see that will help.

    Cheers :)

    vendredi 26 mars 2010 05:59
  • Please note that in Premium and Ultimate version the path to change to VSS is through  DEBUG -> OPTIONS AND SETTINGS -> SOURCE CONTROL

     

    Took me a couple months to figure that one out!

    mercredi 14 avril 2010 21:59
  • Thanks for sharing the info.

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    Kevin Gao, MCSD MCDBA
    www.kevingao.net

    mercredi 14 avril 2010 22:30
  • Hi Remi,

    I am setting up a new development environment with VS 2010.

    At the moment for source control I'm not clear if we have TFS 2010 license. I know we have VSS 2005 to install.

    Can VS 2010 work using VSS 2005 as source control? I don't mean migrate VSS 2005 to TFS 2010 then use TFS 2010.

    I mean use a brand new VSS 2005 with VS 2010 - does that make sense?

    At the moment I cannot add VSS 2005 as a source control plugin in the options in the Tools menu.

    Many thanks,

    Anthony.

    mardi 8 juin 2010 13:44
  • Hi Anthony,

    Yes - you can use VSS 2005 as your source control system with Visual Studio 2010. Follow the instructions above to change your plugin to be Visual SourceSafe rather than TFS.

    Having said that, any VS 2010 above Pro comes with a free TFS license (Pro + MSDN does too) - if that's what you've got, I highly recommend using TFS.

    Hope this helps,

    Remi.

    mardi 8 juin 2010 14:04
  • Yes, VSS 2005 integrates succesfully with VS 2010. Just start up your VS 2010 IDE and browse to the

    1. Tools menu

    2. Select Options from the Tools menu

    3. Select Source Control from the tree view in the Options dialog

    4. Select the Plug-in Selection

    5. Finally set the source control plug-in from the drop down that is label Current source control plug-in:

     

    You should see an option for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. Please select that option and you should be good.

     

    If later you decide to use Team foundation server just follow the same steps and select the option for TFS.

    vendredi 24 septembre 2010 18:41
  • VS 2010 will work with VSS 2005.

    You need to install the following update (it is cumulative so you can install it directly on top of VSS 2005 as it came out of the box - no need for the GDR).

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB976375



    TFS 2010 is indeed a lot better and I would encourage you to try it out - you won't want to go back to VSS :-)

    - Rémi Lemarchand - MSFT.

    But its too slow and requires a cray machine to run.  ;)

    Ok, where do you install this KB update?  At the VSS machine?   I have VS2010 on a PC with access to the 2nd machine. VS2005 on this machine works with VSS fine, but how do I get VS2010 on the 2nd machine to add the VSS 2005 option.   The pull down does not show VSS?

     

    Thanks


    Hector Santos, http://www.santronics.com
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    vendredi 18 février 2011 08:21
  • Hi Anthony,

    Yes - you can use VSS 2005 as your source control system with Visual Studio 2010. Follow the instructions above to change your plugin to be Visual SourceSafe rather than TFS.

    Having said that, any VS 2010 above Pro comes with a free TFS license (Pro + MSDN does too) - if that's what you've got, I highly recommend using TFS.

    Hope this helps,

    Remi.

    But its too slow!
    Hector Santos, http://www.santronics.com
    Via Wildcat! Live Exchange NNTP Gateway http://opensite.winserver.com
    vendredi 18 février 2011 08:23
  • Yes, VSS 2005 integrates succesfully with VS 2010. Just start up your VS 2010 IDE and browse to the

    1. Tools menu

    2. Select Options from the Tools menu

    3. Select Source Control from the tree view in the Options dialog

    4. Select the Plug-in Selection

    5. Finally set the source control plug-in from the drop down that is label Current source control plug-in:

     

    You should see an option for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe. Please select that option and you should be good.

     

    If later you decide to use Team foundation server just follow the same steps and select the option for TFS.

    But how do I get VS2010 to "register" or pull in the selection for VSS?   Its installed on another machine on the LAN with VSS running.

    Do I have to install it locally?

     


    Hector Santos, http://www.santronics.com
    Via Wildcat! Live Exchange NNTP Gateway http://opensite.winserver.com
    vendredi 18 février 2011 08:25
  • This was easy. Thanks :)
    mercredi 1 février 2012 22:18
  • Please note that in Premium and Ultimate version the path to change to VSS is through  DEBUG -> OPTIONS AND SETTINGS -> SOURCE CONTROL

     

    Took me a couple months to figure that one out!

    Thank's a lot for your  comment.
    mardi 28 février 2012 09:10