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Visual SourceSafe 2005 Software Configuration Management in Practice by Aleksandar Seovic

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Connecting to the Database

Depending on the location, we have two options for connecting to a SourceSafe database:

  • Local Area Network (LAN) access (we are at the local development site)
  • Remote internet via HTTP(S) (we are at a remote location)

A LAN connection allows us to connect to the SourceSafe database using all the available SourceSafe client applications:

  • Visual SourceSafe Explorer
  • Visual SourceSafe Administrator
  • Visual Studio with the SourceSafe LAN plug-in
  • Command-line utilities

A remote internet connection via HTTP(S) on the other hand allows us to connect to the SourceSafe database using only Visual Studio with the SourceSafe internet plug-in. This plug-in uses the SourceSafe XML web service and it is optimized for best performance over remote ...

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