Yes, unfortunately I'm stuck with VSS6.0 at the current place. Pity me :-).
Moving to the technical issue now:
I installed TC 3811 last week on a Win2003/2.4GHz/2GB RAM (same as our current
CruiseControl machine). The project has about 8000 Java files and about 3000
of other files in various subdirectories. CC takes a few minutes to check
for changes. TC took 4h50' (with CC stopped so nothing was using the machine).
I sniffed the traffic and there was traffic going on(SMB traffic to the VSS
server). At the end of the five hours, no change was found. I looked in the
logs but nothing was obviously useful.
Is there a debug setting of your own SS client (whose instances named like
TC-TFS-NATIVE-1174314727593.exe are created in TeamCity\Temp?).
I installed 3914 this morning and there seems to be a problem with the agent
communication, "Status Disconnected (Ping failed), " (the service is up,
the ports are correct) so I have yet to get to the stage where I can try
with the latest build.