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Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005. This article lists the bugs that are fixed in the Visual SourceSafe 2005 Update. This article also provides a list of known issues that may occur when you install the Visual SourceSafe 2005 Update.
Important notes about the Visual SourceSafe 2005 UpdateThis update is a rollup of hotfixes for Visual SourceSafe 2005. This update includes many stability improvements, performance improvements, data improvements, integrity improvements, and usability improvements. This update also improves compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and with Windows Vista.
How to obtain the Visual SourceSafe 2005 UpdateThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the VS80-KB943847-X86-INTL.exe package now.
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Release Date: December 11, 2007
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Bugs that are fixed in the Visual SourceSafe 2005 UpdateFor more information about the bugs that are fixed in this update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/916688/ )FIX: Error message when you try to use the Visual SourceSafe 2005 LAN booster service together with Visual Studio 2005 on a server that is running Windows 2000:"Unable to use SourceSafe LAN service"
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/917491/ )FIX: The Analyze.exe utility may incorrectly remove files and projects in Visual SourceSafe 2005 when you run the utility by using the - d switch
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/923434/ )FIX: The PDF file becomes corrupted after you check in the PDF file in Visual SourceSafe 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/924702/ )FIX: You cannot compare the latest version of a file to any earlier versions of that file after you change the file type to the UTF8 file type in Visual SourceSafe 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/923842/ )FIX: Error message in the Analyze.log file when you run the Analyze.exe utility in Visual SourceSafe 2005: "The file 0\DATA\\ is not a valid SourceSafe physical database file"
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/927004/ )FIX: After you perform a merge operation on a file in Visual SourceSafe 2005, only three accounts can access the merged file
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/925234/ )FIX: When you check out and then try to open a PDF file, the file may not open if the file was checked in by using Visual SourceSafe 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/925275/ )FIX: When you generate a report to show the history of a source file, Visual SourceSafe 2005 may stop unexpectedly
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/927887/ )FIX: Error message when you use the Get Latest Version option in Visual SourceSafe 2005 to try to obtain the latest version of an XML file: "SourceSafe was unable to finish writing a file"
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/928392/ )FIX: Error message when you try to check in a file that has a comment template and the comment template has more than three lines in Visual SourceSafe 6.0: "Error reading from file"
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/930573/ )FIX: Visual SourceSafe 2005 may stop responding when you generate a report in the "Show History" dialog box
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/932058/ )FIX: Error message when you try to set the value of the IVSSItem.AutoDetectEncoding property to "false" if the item is checked out in Visual SourceSafe 2005: "System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x8004D67F)"
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/934723/ )FIX: You may receive an error message when you use Ole Automation to programmatically retrieve a specific version of a file from the history in Visual SourceSafe 2005
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/932874/ )FIX: Visual SourceSafe 2005 may stop responding (hang) when you check in a large binary file
938607This update also includes fixes that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article. For more information about the bugs that are fixed in this update, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/938607/ )FIX: Error message when you try to add files to a Visual SourceSafe 2005 database or when you try to retrieve files from a Visual SourceSafe 2005 database by using Web access through HTTP: "Operation timed out"
Information about the Visual SourceSafe 2005 Update
Supported operating systemsThis update is supported on the following operating systems:
Installation issuesWhen you install this update, the following issues may occur:
PrerequisitesYou must have Visual SourceSafe 2005 installed to install this update.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you install this update unless one of the files that was updated was being used during the installation.
File informationThe English version of this update 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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Support for the Visual SourceSafe 2005 UpdateFormal support for the Visual SourceSafe 2005 Update is available through the Microsoft Connect Web site. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://connect.microsoft.comFormal support for the Visual SourceSafe 2005 Update is also available through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Forums. For more information, visit the following MSDN Web site:
Article ID: 943847 - Last Review: June 25, 2012 - Revision: 5.0