FIX: Error message when you run the Analyze.exe utility to analyze a database that includes an MBCS string as a label name in Visual SourceSafe 2005: "Runtime Error"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a database in Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005.
  • You add a label to the database. The label name uses a multibyte character set (MBCS) string.
  • You run the Analyze.exe utility in the database.
In this scenario, you receive an error message in the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library dialog box. The error message resembles the following:
Runtime Error!
Program: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual SourceSafe\analyze.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the application’s support team for more information.
Additionally, the Analyze.exe utility exits unexpectedly.

CAUSE

This occurs because the Analyze.exe utility mishandles the MBSC string of the label name in Visual SourceSafe 2005.

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 previously installed Visual SourceSafe 2005 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.exe8.0.50727.4064246,60828-Aug-200904:58x86
Archive.exe8.0.50727.4064359,22428-Aug-200904:59x86
Ddconv.exe8.0.50727.4064102,20828-Aug-200904:56x86
Ddupd.exe8.0.50727.4064103,75228-Aug-200904:50x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.sourcesafe.interop.dll8.0.50727.406449,15228-Aug-200904:56x86
Microsoft.visualstudio.vss.server.dll8.0.50727.406445,05628-Aug-200904:51x86
Mkss.exe8.0.50727.406439,22428-Aug-200904:58x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.406481,92027-Aug-200920:43x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.4064336,38427-Aug-200920:44x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.406481,92029-Aug-200914:35x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.406481,92029-Aug-200914:50x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.406481,92029-Aug-200915:04x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.406481,92029-Aug-200915:19x86
Remotevssscc.dll8.0.50727.406477,82429-Aug-200900:21x86
Restore.dll8.0.50727.4064347,96828-Aug-200904:56x86
Ss.exe8.0.50727.4064417,08828-Aug-200904:56x86
Ssadmin.exe8.0.50727.4064132,92828-Aug-200904:58x86
Ssapi.dll8.0.50727.4064502,78427-Aug-200920:44x86
Ssexp.exe8.0.50727.4064138,04028-Aug-200904:56x86
Ssgui.dll8.0.50727.40641,257,47227-Aug-200920:44x86
Ssscc.dll8.0.50727.40641,270,78428-Aug-200902:47x86
Ssservice.exe8.0.50727.4064326,99228-Aug-200904:50x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.4064947,20027-Aug-200920:43x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.4064998,40029-Aug-200914:35x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.4064994,81629-Aug-200914:50x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.4064998,40029-Aug-200915:04x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.4064989,18429-Aug-200915:19x86
Ssui.dll8.0.50727.4064878,08029-Aug-200900:21x86
Ssxx.dll8.0.50727.40642,56027-Aug-200920:43x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064282,62427-Aug-200920:42x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064734,20827-Aug-200920:44x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064274,43228-Aug-200923:25x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064286,72029-Aug-200906:15x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064286,72029-Aug-200908:05x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064286,72029-Aug-200909:55x86
Tdnamespaceextension.dll8.0.50727.4064286,72029-Aug-200904:26x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Use single-byte characters only, or use double-byte characters only for the label name.
  • Limit the label name to eight bytes or fewer.
  • Make sure that the eighth byte of the label name is not part of an MBCS character.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

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

Properties

Article ID: 975026 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 Standard Edition
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