Running VSSConverter Against SQL Server 2005

The VSSConverter tool which allows you to convert from VSS to TFS will attempt to utilize a local version of SQL Express.

This sucks, as I hate SQL Express.

After some searching/trials/errors, I found a way to get it to work against a SQL Server 2005 database.

Just add the SQL tag to your migration settings xml file like so:

<Source name=VSS>

      <VSSDatabase name=D:Program FilesMicrosoft Visual SourceSafeVSSHttp></VSSDatabase>

      <UserMap name=D:VSS2TeamFoundationUsermap.xml></UserMap>

      <SQL Server=name_of_your_SQL_Server />

</Source>

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