Data loss occurs when you use the VSSConverter.exe tool to migrate source code from Visual SourceSafe 2005 to Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

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SYMPTOMS

When you use the VSSConverter.exe tool to migrate source code from Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 to Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, data loss occurs.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

You must have Visual Source Safe 2005 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Analyze.exe8.0.50727.3066249,85619-Aug-200805:04x86
Archive.exe8.0.50727.3066362,48819-Aug-200805:04x86
Ddconv.exe8.0.50727.3066105,97619-Aug-200805:04x86
Ddupd.exe8.0.50727.3066107,00019-Aug-200805:00x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.sourcesafe.interop.dll8.0.50727.306649,15219-Aug-200800:49x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.vss.server.dll8.0.50727.306645,05619-Aug-200802:08x86
Mkss.exe8.0.50727.306642,48819-Aug-200805:03x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.306681,92019-Aug-200801:28x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.3066336,38419-Aug-200802:09x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.306677,82419-Aug-200823:15x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.306681,92020-Aug-200808:27x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.306681,92020-Aug-200808:42x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.306681,92020-Aug-200808:58x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.306681,92020-Aug-200809:13x86
Restore.dll8.0.50727.3066351,23219-Aug-200805:05x86
Ss.exe8.0.50727.3066420,33619-Aug-200805:05x86
Ssadmin.exe8.0.50727.3066136,19219-Aug-200805:03x86
Ssapi.dll8.0.50727.3066502,78419-Aug-200802:07x86
Ssexp.exe8.0.50727.3066141,30419-Aug-200805:04x86
Ssgui.dll8.0.50727.30661,257,47219-Aug-200802:09x86
Ssscc.dll8.0.50727.30661,271,29619-Aug-200803:04x86
Ssservice.exe8.0.50727.3066330,24019-Aug-200805:01x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.3066947,20019-Aug-200802:07x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.3066878,08019-Aug-200823:15x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.3066998,40020-Aug-200808:27x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.3066994,81620-Aug-200808:43x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.3066998,40020-Aug-200808:58x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.3066989,18420-Aug-200809:13x86
Ssxx.dll8.0.50727.30662,56019-Aug-200802:07x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066282,62419-Aug-200801:26x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066734,20819-Aug-200802:08x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066274,43219-Aug-200822:22x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066286,72020-Aug-200805:12x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066286,72020-Aug-200800:34x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066286,72020-Aug-200807:29x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.3066286,72020-Aug-200802:54x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

The VSSConverter.exe tool that is included in Team Foundation Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) has a dependency on this hotfix.

For more information about how to migrate source code to Team Foundation Server from Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb668969.aspx
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 956050 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 Standard Edition
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