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How to: Delete a User from the Database User List

Visual Studio 2005

As the database administrator, you can remove a user from the user list for the current database using the Visual SourceSafe Administrator program. Subsequently, the user will be unable to log in to the database. Files checked out to the user remain checked out. You can unlock such files using the Undo Check Out command in Visual SourceSafe Explorer.


You cannot delete the Visual SourceSafe user name Admin.

To delete a database user:

  1. In Visual SourceSafe Administrator, select the user name of the user to delete from the user list.

  2. On the Users menu, click Delete User. Visual SourceSafe displays a message asking if you are sure you want to delete the user.

  3. If you are certain you want to delete this user, click Yes. The Users\<username> directory, which contains the Ss.ini file for the user, is deleted.

  4. Delete any shadow folders created for the user that are no longer needed. The locations of shadow folders are in Srcsafe.ini, in Shadow = <shadow folder> entries.

  5. If the deleted user has project rights on the following folders and files, delete those rights. For more information, see How to: Assign Project Rights. The locations of the folders and file are in Srcsafe.ini.

    • Shadow folders (Shadow = <shadow folder>)

    • Web deployment folders (Deploy_Path = <folder>)

    • Journal file (Journal_File = <filename>).

  6. If you are deleting a database administrator who deployed the administrator Web projects to a remote location using FTP, consider changing the password associated with the deployment path.

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