FIX: OLE Automation Created with VSS 5.0 Does Not Work on a VSS 6.0 Computer

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If Visual SourceSafe (VSS) OLE Automation code is created on a computer that has VSS 5.0 installed and is then run on a computer that has VSS 6.0 installed, the code does not work.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in the latest service pack for Visual Studio 6.0.

For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed
To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create a Microsoft Visual C++ OLE Automation program, such as the one located on the following Microsoft Web site at:
  2. Compile this program on a computer that has version 5.0 of SourceSafe (ssapi.dll) installed.
  3. Run the executable file on another computer that has VSS 6.0 installed.

Article ID: 279228 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 03:41:35 - Revision: 1.2

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