PRB: Unable to Open User Login File

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SYMPTOMS

In Visual SourceSafe 5.0, the user receives the message:
Unable to create user login file <LogFile Name>
A similar message occurs in Visual SourceSafe 4.0:
Access to the file Rights.Dat denied.

CAUSE

These errors occur because the user does not have Write access to the Visual SourceSafe database.

RESOLUTION

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:
131022 Required Network Rights for the SourceSafe Directories

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

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.

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Article ID: 167262 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0a
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0a
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 4.0a
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition
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