How To Set Up Multiple Check Outs on a Project Basis

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SUMMARY

Under some circumstances, you may want to allow several SourceSafe users to check out a file simultaneously. This can be accomplished on a global basis through use of the Visual SourceSafe Admin Utility. However, you may want to allow only a certain set of files to be checked out by multiple users. This article describes how to do it.

MORE INFORMATION

Use the following procedure to allow multiple checkouts on a global basis:

  1. Open or switch to the Visual SourceSafe Admin Utility.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options to open the Options dialog box.
  3. Select the Allow Multiple Checkouts check box (located on the General Page).
  4. Click OK. Note that this change will not take effect until users restart SourceSafe.
Use the following procedure to allow multiple checkouts at the project level:

  1. Place the files that you want to have the capability for multiple checkouts in a certain project or projects.
  2. Open the Srcsafe.ini file (usually located in the root of your SourceSafe server installation) in any ASCII text editor.
  3. Add an entry at the end of the Srcsafe.ini file for each project for which you want to set multiple checkouts to true. This entry should have the following syntax:
       [$/<project path>/<project name>]
       Multiple_Checkouts = Yes
    						
    For example, if you only want to allow multiple checkouts for the project $/Mydir/Myproject, the entry would look like:
       [$/Mydir/Myproject]
       Multiple_Checkouts = Yes
    						
  4. Save the changes to the Srcsafe.ini file. Note that these changes will not take effect until users restart SourceSafe. Note that when you set multiple checkouts at the project level, the Allow Multiple Checkouts check box in the Visual SourceSafe Admin Utility never be selected; that is, it is always unchecked.
NOTE: SourceSafe will not allow multiple checkouts on a binary file. This is by design.

REFERENCES

Visual SourseSafe version 5.0 provides added flexibility for enabling and disabling Multiple Checkouts at the file or project level. For more information, please refer to the User's Guide, chapter 4 "Project and File Basics."

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Article ID: 138475 - Last Review: February 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Standard Edition
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