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Article ID: 238255

Article Last Modified on 8/24/2006


  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 6.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q238255


Novell NetWare servers can be configured to handle 8.3 file names or greater than 8.3 file names. If the Novell NetWare server can only handle 8.3 file names, the regular Visual Studio installation process will not be able to install to the Novell NetWare server.


To install to a Novell NetWare server that can only handle 8.3 file names use the following steps.

To install from the Visual Studio CDs:

  • Insert Disk 2.
  • Change to the VSS_SS\ folder.
  • Run the following command: setup.exe /F
  • Choose the Server Applications option.
  • When prompted for the installation location, be sure to change it to the Novell NetWare Server.

To install from the Visual SourceSafe standalone CDs:

  • Insert the Visual SourceSafe CD.
  • Run the following command: setup.exe /F

For more information about the Visual SourceSafe setup process, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

139358 INFO: Readme.wri: Section 1, Software Installation Information


For more information about enabling long file names on a Novell Netware server, please contact Novell at one of the following contact points:

Support Telephone Number: (800) 858-4000 Domestic
Support Telephone Number: (801) 379-5900 International
Support Telephone Number: (800) 638-9273 Netware
Support Telephone Number: (408) 729-6700 Hardware Division
Presale technical information: (800) 733-9673
World Wide Web:
BBS: (801) 221-5197
BBS: (801) 429-7787 (9600 Baud)

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