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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Summary

In this chapter we looked at the Visual SourceSafe 2005 architecture. It is composed of three main components:

  • The Server applications and services
  • The Database (repository)
  • The Client applications

The server is responsible for storing the SourceSafe database and services such as the LAN booster service and the XML Web service for remote connections. The main server application is the Visual SourceSafe Administrator used to manage the SourceSafe databases.

The SourceSafe database is structured in a series of folders and files that store database data, user, and configuration information.

On the client side, the main stand-alone GUI application is the Visual SourceSafe Explorer. For batch scripts SourceSafe offers a separate command-line application. ...

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