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Using Source Safe with Visual Studio 2008

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Hello,

I am working on a project that uses Visual Studio 2008. We have developed some web applications but we do not have any source control mechanism in place. Someone mentioned that possible conflicts might exists between Visual Studio 2008 and Source Safe. We have an MSDN subscription, so eventually we plan to install TFS which I know has source control built in. Currently I am the only one on the team writing and maintaining code at this time.

TFS is the long term goal, but I really don't have time to install and configure it. I am tempted to just install Visual Source Safe on my PC and to create the source safe database locally on my machine, until in a few months we can install TFS. Even better would be for me to create the Visual Source Safe database on a remote server. But that also might involve a large investement of my time. A few years ago I installed Visual Source Safe on a standalone PC and it was great for me being able to version my software. So in summary here are my questions.

Given my current situation:
-If I installed VSS on my local PC, would it work in conjunction with Visual Studio 2008?
-If I installed the VSS database on my local PC, can I later easily reconfigure VSS for a remote server for the source code database?
-Would using VSS be a bad idea if I later intend to install TFS

Anyway, I would appreciate some advice. Thank you.
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You need to install an fix. See articles below which will guide you on how to enable the integration.

Enable VS 2008 integration with VSS 2005
http://sweechingho.blogspot.com/2008/04/enable-vs-2008-integration-with-vss.html

Visual SourceSafe 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 - Fix
http://tiredblogger.wordpress.com/2007/11/20/visual-sourcesafe-2005-and-visual-studio-2008-fix/
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