The first step you must take when you decide to place an object under SourceSafe control is to add the host database to SourceSafe. You can then begin to check objects in and out and to use the product's features. The following sections explain in more detail how to work with Visual SourceSafe.
When you're ready to place an application under SourceSafe control, take the following steps:
If you are not already set up as a VSS user, run the Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Admin selection from the Microsoft Visual SourceSafe program group, and follow the onscreen instructions to add yourself as a user.
Choose Tools, SourceSafe, Add Database to SourceSafe. ...