Microsoft KB Archive/928828

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Article ID: 928828

Article Last Modified on 3/29/2007


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server


Consider the following scenario. You try to run the Vssconverter.exe utility to migrate a Microsoft Visual SourceSafe source control database to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. In this scenario, you may receive the following error message:

TF60096: Unable to migrate due to Team Foundation Error:
TF50605: There was an error looking up the SID for username.

This problem occurs after you modify the mapping of a user who does not have a valid account in the user map file.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Vssconverter.exe 8.0.50727.246 540,672 21-Nov-2006 14:31 x86


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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