How to Search VSS files from SharePoint

By trock06 ·
Has anyone setup Visual SourceSafe 2005 and MOSS 2007 so that a SharePoint Search will return results including files from VSS?

We have a group of documents, not code, that has been stored in VSS and do not want to move them to SharePoint. We do want to be able to search and find them from within SharePoint. Understanding that the person searching would need appropriate access to VSS, it seems like there should be a way to do this.

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Custom SharePoint Code

by In reply to How to Search VSS files f ...

The only way I could see this happening is to write a custom SharePoint component to interface with Visual SourceSafe. I think the products are too distant in functionality to be utilized together such as you have asked.

Unfortunately, the custom code required to integrate SharePoint with Visual SourceSafe would may not be worth your time. Have you check out CodePlex to see if anyone else has written what you are looking for ?

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by trock06 In reply to Custom SharePoint Code

I have checked. There is a project out there to MOVE files from VSS to a SharePoint library.

I was hoping someone had put something together on this. It appears that older versions of VSS and SharePoint had an "integration" but that was dropped for some reason.

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by StreamLogic In reply to How to Search VSS files f ...


This can be accomplished using Shadow Folders in VSS, then using MOSS search to crawl the folder in which the Shadow copies exist.

I appreciate the question and have intended to write a blog article about this for a while on This seems to be a fairly common question.

Hope this helps,

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