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In Visual SourceSafe 5.0, the user receives the message:
A similar message occurs in Visual SourceSafe 4.0:
Unable to create user login file <LogFile Name>
Access to the file Rights.Dat denied.
These errors occur because the user does not have Write access to the Visual SourceSafe database.
The solution to these problems is to grant the user full rights to the Visual SourceSafe directory and all subdirectories.
All Visual SourceSafe users must have the ability to read, write, create and erase files in the Visual SourceSafe directory and all subdirectories.
For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/131022/EN-US/ )Required Network Rights for the SourceSafe Directories
In addition, when you use Windows NT as the server for the Visual SourceSafe database you must make sure that the Share and Directory permissions are the same. In Windows NT, you grant a user access by giving them permission to access a share. You can also control rights to individual directories. If the user has full rights to the directory and read-only rights to the share, he/she will get the error.
Article ID: 167262 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 1.1