In this post I will explain how to upgrade and migrate projects or repositories from VSS or Visual SourceSafe 2005 to TFS or Team Foundation Server 2012
Open Visual SourceSafe Administration.
Create new Database or Repository for VSS Projects.
Click Next and select the location of the Database, I create a folder called Marvel-VSS.
Create a project inside that Repository, it’s name will be MVCProject.
Create a mapping folder on the local HDD, it’s name will be My Work.
Navigate to the folder using windows explorer and add new text file as an example of the source code of your project, I typed Hello World! inside the file.
Add the existing source code (text file) to the VSS Repository.
Check-in files into the VSS.
Navigate to the second machine that has TFS 2012 and create new project, it’s name will be Marvel-TFS.
Download Visual Source Safe Upgrade Tool
Install the upgrade tool.
Launch VSS Upgrade Tool Wizard and browse to the Marvel-VSS Repository on the VSS machine, click on List Available Projects to retrieve the project from that Repository, click on the check-box and then click Next.
Browse to the created project on TFS (Marvel-TFS) and select it.
Click Next and then click on Verify after that click on Upgrade.
Review the completion of the upgrade.
Review the team project on TFS to make sure that the source code has been migrated successfully.