FIX: You may receive an "Unspecified Error" error message when you close a solution that uses Rational ClearCase as the SCC provider in Visual Studio .NET 2003

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When you close a solution that uses IBM Rational ClearCase as the Source Code Control (SCC) provider in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, you may receive the following error message:
Unspecified Error
Note This problem occurs more frequently when you upgrade your projects from Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 to Visual Studio .NET 2003.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio .NET 2003 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: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.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   28-Mar-2004  05:02  7.10.4086.0     2,924,544  Vsscc.dll        
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, 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
For additional information about using IBM Rational ClearCase with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
883518 FIX: You may experience file corruption when you change a file in the Visual Studio .NET 2002 IDE
875516 FIX: The IBM Rational ClearCase remote view may cause file corruption in Visual Studio .NET 2003
For additional information about IBM Rational ClearCase, visit the following IBM Rational ClearCase Web site: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

Article ID: 839582 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 08:49:58 - Revision: 2.1

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