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Machine Configuration for installing Visual SourceSafe

In this article I am trying to make clear of machine configuration for installing Visual SourceSafe.

Server Machine Requirements

The following lists specifications for the Visual SourceSafe server.

Operating System

    Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 with SP6 or later, Windows Server 2003.

File System Configuration

    NTFS

Communication Protocol

    TCP/IP, server authentication certificate; necessary for use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

File Server

 Any Windows-compatible file server, for example, Windows NT, Novell, Banyan

Maximum Database Size

    4-6 GB

Maximum File Size

    2 GB

Available Disk Space

    141 MB or higher for server

    59–72 MB for client (optional)

    57–59 MB for MSDN

    Additional 43–59 MB for Internet Explorer

Processor

    233 MHz or faster processor; 300 MHz Pentium or faster processor recommended

Memory

    96 MB for Windows NT 4.0 (128 MB recommended)

    128 MB for Windows 2000 and Windows XP

    128 MB minimum (256 MB recommended) for Windows Server 2003

Drive

    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Display

    VGA or higher resolution (Super VGA recommended)

Software

    Visual SourceSafe server and client software (Visual SourceSafe Administrator required)

    Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or later

    MSDN Library (optional for development environment)

    Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1 or later

Windows Access Permissions

    Administrator

Visual SourceSafe Access Permissions

    Administrator

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Requirements

    Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server

    Internet Explorer 4.01 SP1 or later

    MS Certificate Services to allow creation of server certificates (optional)

Client Machine Requirements

The following lists specifications for the Visual SourceSafe client.

Operating System

    Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

File System Configuration

    NTFS

Communication Protocol

    TCP/IP; necessary for use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

Available Disk Space

    141 MB or higher for server

    59–72 MB for client (optional)

    57–59 MB for MSDN

    Additional 43–59 MB for Internet Explorer

Processor

    486DX/66 MHz or faster processor; 300 MHz Pentium or faster processor recommended

Memory

    128 MB minimum

Drive

    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Display

    VGA or higher resolution (Super VGA recommended)

Software

    Visual SourceSafe client software

    Visual Studio 6.0 and later (required only running Visual SourceSafe plug-ins); no express versions of Visual Studio are compatible

    MSDN Library (optional for development environment)

Windows Access Permissions

    Administrator

Visual SourceSafe Access Permissions

    User or administrator


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