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Microsoft Visual C++ was not specifically designed and tested to access and build projects directly over a network. If you try to perform these tasks with Visual C++, you will experience problems with building and performance. Visual C++ does not perform any special operations to accommodate network drives and shares, and it is unaware of whether the file it is reading or writing is on a network drive or a local drive. Use of Visual C++ in this manner is not supported.
You will experience performance problems when you use Visual C++ to access projects in the following configurations:
Microsoft recommends that you use source code control software to obtain a local copy of projects for use with Visual C++. Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is source code control software that is optimized for use with Visual C++. There are other source code control software packages available, but they may not be optimized for use with Visual C++, so you may run into performance problems. In such cases, contact the vendor of the source code control software for assistance.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/236399/ )How to troubleshoot Visual C++ performance problems
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/130615/ )Unwanted rebuilds occur when using NMAKE or Visual C++
See the following area in the MSDN Library for Visual C++ 6.0 for documentation on Visual SourceSafe:
MSDN Library; Visual Studio 6.0 Documentation; Visual SourceSafe DocumentationSee the following topic in the MSDN Library for Visual C++ 6.0 for documentation on Opportunistic Locks:
MSDN Library; Storage; Storage Overview; File Systems; Input and Output (I/O); Network I/O ConceptsThe third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Article ID: 255252 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 8.0