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Santosh Gangadhara asked a question on 4 Feb 2014 2:55 AM

Hi,

I am using Visual Source Safe 2005 to fetch 3rd party products, am getting the following error "Insufficient access privileges to perform this vcs provider operation."

i checked it in Visual KB but i didn't get any soultions,

1. I don't have any special characters in my project name.

2. full rights is granted on the VSS folder.

3. user is added as administrator.

The VSS was working fine earlier and i was also able to fetch,

one of the project was not restored properly, so what i did was i deleted the project and restored again. from then onwards am not able to fetch the product.

can any one of you please let me know if i am missing anything.

Thanks in advance

Santosh G

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Santosh Gangadhara responded on 1 Mar 2014 7:57 AM

un-installing and re-installation of VSS works.

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Frank Hamelly responded on 1 Mar 2014 8:01 AM

Santosh, asking a question and then answering it yourself to increase your verified answer count, if that's what you're doing, isn't cool, nor is it honest.

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Santosh Gangadhara responded on 1 Mar 2014 7:57 AM

un-installing and re-installation of VSS works.

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Frank Hamelly responded on 1 Mar 2014 8:01 AM

Santosh, asking a question and then answering it yourself to increase your verified answer count, if that's what you're doing, isn't cool, nor is it honest.

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http://gp2themax.blogspot.com/

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Santosh Gangadhara responded on 1 Mar 2014 8:38 AM

Thanks Frank, for your reply, the solution actually worked for me, increasing the count of verified answer was not my intention.

Santosh

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Frank Hamelly responded on 1 Mar 2014 10:32 AM

I apologize if I may have offended you Santosh.  That was not my intent.  Perhaps it would be best for you to create a blog and post your solutions there.  This really is not the correct venue for asking and answering a question for the sake of informing other forum members.

If anyone disagrees with me, please let me know.

Thank you.

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Santosh Gangadhara responded on 1 Mar 2014 8:03 PM

I apologize too Frank,

yes your are right, i should have created a blog and posted it. will definitely correct my mistake.

Thanks for guiding me in a right direction.

one more important thing, people like me always need your guidance.

am very thank full to you. if you hadn't replied i would have followed the wrong path and i wish please correct the people like me if you think we are wrong.

Thanks.

Santosh G

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Frank Hamelly responded on 2 Mar 2014 5:17 AM

You are a man of integrity Santosh and I admire that.  Good luck with the blog!

Frank

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Leslie Vail responded on 3 Mar 2014 4:46 AM

Gosh Frank,

I guess I'm going to have to disagree. Personally, if the question is answered, I like that the answer is posted here to help us all. Also, if the question remained unanswered - others who wanted to try and answer it are wasting their time each time they read it.

For me, this forum is the best place to find answers - or at least links to answers. Though I prefer the answer be typed in because links are so often bad for older questions. I get frustrated sometimes when I see the exact question that I have as a 'question', but there is no answer. If someone works out their own problem, I want to see the answer.

I understand your point about 'forum numbers' and I see that there were four or five questions in a row that were 'asked and answered', I see what prompted your suspicions. Sometimes it's easy to spot. Still, I wouldn't want to discourage the forum at large from posting answers to their own questions.

I have done it myself, and certainly didn't have forum stats in mind. Seems like whenever I finally reach out for help, the next thing that happens is that I find the answer. Something about putting the question 'out there' opens up my mind to find answers. Hmmm, perhaps I should ask sooner - but then I would reveal what a bone-head I can be :)

I would be really embarrassed if you called me down on where I may have answered my own question. Kind of makes me afraid to ask - certainly afraid to post an answer.  How about this, if we answer our own question, we just don't 'verify' it. Instead, start the Reply with "Answered it!" or something like that.  I want folks to still post answers to their own questions, but if it's not 'verified' then they couldn't be accused of stacking the deck.

If there are any prizes for forum answers, you have most certainly already won it! I agree with Santosh - we need your guidance and appreciate how much time you spend helping the community in general. Keep up the good work my friend.

Kind regards,

Leslie

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Frank Hamelly responded on 3 Mar 2014 5:17 AM

Thank you Leslie for your response and your kind words.  I'm sure I overreacted to what I perceived the situation being something other than what it was.  Honestly, I personally don't track how many verifications I get on the forum.  However I believe some do and just wanted to make sure it's fair for everyone.  Plus, I've never seen so many questions asked and answered in succession before, so my antennae went up.

I apologize again Santosh, mea culpa.

Leslie, are you at Convergence this week?

 

Frank

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Naga Siva Kiran Meesaraganda responded on 3 Mar 2014 6:53 AM

Frank,

I too felt the same as you when I saw four verified answers by Santosh himself in succession but when I found the time gap between the dates the questions posted and they are verified, I felt that he would have found his questions unanswered and worked out a solution for himself and verified it to help other members with same issue.

I don't see you overreacted on this as I have seen some posts either self verified intentionally or marking as 'Suggested' for simple replies like "Thank you" or "I too agree with  Frank's answer" etc.,

Also I see some 'correct' answers will NOT be verified by the person posted (not intentionally though) and would like to see those posts verified by the top contributors like you and Leslie which will certainly help the other members.

*Please mark this post as 'Answered' if it solved your issue. This will help other users with similar issue*

Naga M. Siva Kiran, SE-III, email:mnskiran@outlook.com

  

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