Express Evaluations

The express evaluation consists of installing the Vault Client and connecting to our public demo server. With minimal steps, you can start evaluating Vault right away.

1 Verify that your machine meets the Client requirements.

1 Download and install the Vault Client.

Watch a quick video on how to install the client.

1 Connect to the public demo server.

Invoke the Vault Client:

  1. Enter a Username (guest1, guest2, guest3…guest10).
  2. The Password is the same as the Username.
  3. The Vault Server hostname is “”.

server login screen

Once you are connected to the public server, you will be prompted to choose a Vault repository and then you may begin your evaluation.

1Getting started with Vault.

SourceGear’s technical support manager walks you through getting started with Vault Professional in this brief video.

Please feel free to add files and create folders in the demo repository. Obviously, you should not add anything which is important or confidential. The contents of this repository will not be preserved when we upgrade the demo server, and may be deleted at anytime.

Want to integrate Vault with Visual Studio?

First, determine if you'd like to use the Vault "Classic Client", the Vault "Visual Studio Enhanced Client", or the "Vault Extension for Visual Studio." We explain the differences between clients here:

Visual Studio Extension and Enhanced Client FAQ

Once the Vault GUI Client, and if necessary the Vault Extension for Visual Studio, has been installed, enable IDE integration with Visual Studio:

Within Visual Studio select Tools → Options, expand Source Control and select Plug-in Selection.

A dropdown menu will exist under "Current source control Plug-in" providing you with the option to chose between the Vault Extension for Visual Studio, the Visual Studio Enhanced Client or the Classic Client.

For additional details, visit:

Vault Help - SourceGear Vault Professional Classic Client (MSSCCI)

Vault Help - SourceGear Vault Professional Visual Studio Enhanced Client (VSIP)

Want to integrate Vault with Eclipse?

New to source code control?

Eric Sink, the founder of SourceGear, has written a complete Source Control HOWTO explaining best practices:

Source Control HOWTO

Documentation to help you get started:

Vault Help - GUI Client Documentation

Vault Help - Work Item tracking documentation

Vault Professional Client Help is available within the Vault Pro Client

Have questions? Experiencing an issue?

Please let us know. We’re always happy to help.

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