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How to: Set the Time Zone for Your Database

Visual Studio 2005

Visual SourceSafe allows you to define a single time zone for use in all date/time stamp operations for your database. If you work on a geographically distributed team, ensure that all team members are equipped with the same client version of Visual SourceSafe, as different versions handle time zones in different ways. Regardless of which time zone you set, all date/time stamps that database users see are displayed in client time.

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To avoid inadvertent data loss, do not change the time zone for a Visual SourceSafe database once it has been established and in use for longer than a few days.

To set the time zone for your team environment:

  1. In Visual SourceSafe Administrator, on the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. In the SourceSafe Options dialog box, click the Time Zone tab.

  3. Enter the time zone of the computer on which the database resides in the Time zone for project and file history logging box.

  4. If the time zone supports Daylight Savings Time, a corresponding check box is shown on the Time Zone tab. You can select or deselect this box, as required.

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