Yes, you can use drive mapping to connect to a VSS db remotely. I must warn you though, this is an interesting hack but it's slower than a dead banana slug on a wet Seattle morning. If you want to do any work on the files in a VSS 6.0 or earlier database from home, do yourself a favor and connect over a VPN using terminal services (Run->MSTSC).  Here are the details of my hack (subcategory: very stupid stuff you can do with vss):

Server Requirements:
+Windows 2000 or later
+Internet Information Services installed (I have 5.0)

Client Requirements:
+Windows 2000 and later
+VSS installed

On the Server:
1. Using VSS Admin, create a test database called "TestDB" in C:\TestDB. 2. Open the Internet Information Services MMC snapin using Computer Management.
3. Under "Web Sites", right-click on 'Default Web Site' and select "New->Virtual Directory..."
4. Alias = "TestDB" and Directory = C:\TestDB.
5. For 'Access Permissions' select each of the following: Read, Run, Write, Browse.
6. In the IIS tree, right-click your new virtual directory, TestDB and select 'Properties'.
7. Select the Directory Security tab and then click the 'Edit' button.
8. In the 'Authentication Methods' dialog box, select only 'Windows Authentication'. (Note: This is the most restrictive and secure configuration.  All users who attempt to access items in the TestDB virtual directory will have to have read\write access to the VSS database directory as well.)

On the Client (repeat these steps for each client):
1. Start the Windows "WebClient" service using Computer Management and  set it to start automatically. 2. Open the command line (Run|"cmd" [not 'run dmc']:) and map a drive to the virtual directory on the server (step 4 above) using the following command syntax.  Note: replace with the IP address of the server computer.*
             Net use *

(Note: at this point, you may or may not be prompted for your "name", which is DOMAIN\userid and your network password) 3. A message appears, "Drive [DriveLetter] is now connected to  The command completed successfully."
4. Map another drive to the one you just created. Assuming that the first [DriveLetter] = X, type the following at the command prompt:
             Subst P: X:\
5. Open Visual SourceSafe and click File | Open SourceSafe Database.
6. In the 'Open SourceSafe Database' dialog box, click Browse. 7. In the 'Find Database' dialog box, type "P:\" in the 'File Name' box, select the srcsafe.ini file, and then click Open.

*If you don't know your server's IP address, you can type "ipconfig" at the command prompt to find out.

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