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 theVisual SourceSafe database.
RESOLUTION
The solution to these problems is to grant the user full rights to theVisual SourceSafe directory and all subdirectories.

All Visual SourceSafe users must have the ability to read, write, createand erase files in the Visual SourceSafe directory and all subdirectories.

For additional information, please see the following article in theMicrosoft 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 VisualSourceSafe database you must make sure that the Share and Directorypermissions are the same. In Windows NT, you grant a user access by givingthem permission to access a share. You can also control rights toindividual directories. If the user has full rights to the directory andread-only rights to the share, he/she will get the error.
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Article ID: 167262 - Last Review: 02/24/2014 08:28:10 - Revision: 1.1

  • 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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