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    Missing 'Add object' in Visual SourceSafe (Access XP)

    Scratching my head over this one, so wondered if anyone else has any suggestions <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>
    - had VSS installed with the VSS repository local to my laptop
    - any guy starts so need to move the repository to a network server
    - read the doc's, which seemed to say all that's needed is to move the folders, and changes the srcsafe.ini [data] entry to point at the new location using UNC
    - did that and seemed to work fine, I could use VSS Source Explorer to add files in, and another machine could pull them out
    - also could create a database from VSS

    Installed VSS on his PC, installed the XP Developer VSS add-in for Access
    - can create a database from VSS Ok
    - can amend Access objects and check them in
    - but can't add a new database to VSS. The item "Add database" is there, it starts, creates the project in VSS, but nothing is added. And if I compact the database, there isn't the usual "Do you want to remove from VSS" dialog
    - even worse, went back to my laptop and found I have the same problem <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>

    Now I'm sure people have VSS on a server, but does anyone have Access database in there <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15>
    Or is there something else I need to do to get the "Add object" option <img src=/S/question.gif border=0 alt=question width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Missing 'Add object' in Visual SourceSafe (Access XP)

    Out VSS is on a server (Win 2k server) and 4 of us it it to work with both Access 97 and Access XP versions of our applications. I actually saw a similar behavior once, but I realized then that I did not have the database open that I wanted to add as a project, so VSS created an empty project. Once I deleted that VSS project and any SCC folder in the directory where the database lived and then opened the database I wanted to add to VSS, it worked as expected. Can you give more details about the steps you took?
    Charlotte

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    Re: Missing 'Add object' in Visual SourceSafe (Access XP)

    Charlotte, I think I've tracked down the cause
    - upgrade to VSS 6.0d as part of VS.NET 2003
    - I uninstalled 6.0d, re-installed 6.0b from my Office XP Developer, then the VSS SP6 to get it back to 6.0c and I'm glad to say Add Objects is back <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Did some poking on microsoft newsgroups and found a couple of messages on the topic, so other people have been bitten <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15>
    but nothing from any Microsoft person on a likely fix

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