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Team Foundation Server in our development lab vs. production

We've had a single Team Foundation Server (for source code control) on our production domain for a few years (corp.ourcompany.net), and it's worked great. However, we've got a lab now and I'd like to ...
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Why shouldn't you let developers near root passwords? [duplicate]

I just came across Something is burning in the server room; how can I quickly identify what it is?. In the comments I found the following quote: you don't let a developer anywhere near your root ...
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What is required for developers to run their own VM server in an enterprise environment

This scenario was also posted on SO, with different questions for different audiences - and I'm very glad I did as I've received some very good responses. We are attempting to implement a development ...
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SQL / OracleDB: How to set the same value for all fields in a column?

Is it possible to set a value for all fields in a column, e.g.: ID Host URI 1 //cyrus /images 2 //cyrus /videos 3 //cyrus /text 4 //cyrus /misc 5 //cyrus /backup I want be able to ...
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Should dev be admin on their computer? [closed]

In a corporate environment, should developers have admin rights on their computer? Why? Technological environment: Windows 7 Visual Studio 2008 & 2010 SQL Server
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Disaster Recovery - using Double-Take for live replication to DR on a developer's client machine with Visual Studio running

Our Systems team is implementing Double Take on client machines for live replication to DR servers. Developer's desktops typically have multiple instances of Visual Studio open at all times which ...
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SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons

What are the pros and cons of using an SSD as the only drive in a workstation instead of an array of several HDDs or a fast 10k/15k HDD? To be more specific, Intel X25-M 80GB with Windows 7 x86-64 ...
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Fed up of Server Admin - Want career change guidance [closed]

I am SA in top level MNC and what I liked turned out to be my most disliked. I feel that I am capable of doing more than what I am doing at present. This 1 hour , 2 hour SLA is not my kind. I wanna ...
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Evaluating Developer Boxes [closed]

What's the recommended hardware a .net developer today should work with. Is there software that can provide evaluation for machines in this regard?
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SysAdmin & Developer: Responsibilities

When it comes to something like a production webserver, what is best practice for responsibilities for the sysadmin & developer? Specifically, I am thinking about updating/installing software. ...
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Suggestions for a productive hardware setup with excellent virus protection [closed]

This question is a little opinion based, but I think it can be based in fact and I would prefer answers backed up with a link to a reputable company if possible. The problem is at my job, we have ...
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Ideal specs for a developer workstations?

I was looking at Scott Hanselman's "Ultimate Developer Rig" blog post (see http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheCodingHorrorUltimateDeveloperRigThrowdownPart2.aspx) and wanted to get additional ...
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Should you force your developers to run through a proxy?

Ok, so we've seen the questions about allowing developers different amounts of latitude when locking down or deploying machines, but what about their internet access? Do you allow unlimited NATing of ...
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Can this SMTP Error be the Developer's Fault?

I have an error message getting returned to me from a website which would appear to be something wrong with the Server side. However, this server works for all other sites on the box. Is there a ...
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What do you wish developers would do differently? [closed]

As a developer, I spend most of my time thinking about the code, UI, data structures and so on, but (I bravely admit) I don't tend to consider the implications of my app for sysadmins and DBAs until ...
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What's the best external hard drive configuration for a software developer laptop?

I've got a Dell laptop that I use as a software developer box at work and find that the drive is usually the bottleneck. I'd like to hook up two 10k RPM drives that are striped for performance. I've ...
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What is the perfect developer machine/environment?

Running 1 SQL Server instance (2005, 2008), sometimes an Oracle DB, Visual Studio, Communication applications (Email, IM, ...), and a couple of Virtual Machines at the same time. Notebook or ...
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Notebooks or Desktop PCs for developers

What are the pros and cons on this? I am thinking on security, ease of replacement and maintainance, ...
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Is locking down a developers machine more effort than its worth?

Having worked as a developer and in IT admin/support for a development team, I've come across many different types of environment from the completely locked down to the completely non. In my limited ...
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From developer to sysadmin vs. from sysadmin to developer [closed]

Did you start as a sysadmin and later turned a developer? Or viceversa? What prompted the change? Which career do you like more? What advantages have you found from the transition? Tell us your ...
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Is Windows 7 RC stable enough for limited production deployment?

With the Windows 7 RC out today, and it being good for a year before expiring makes for a compelling argument to deploy it in limited production usage internally. I tested the Windows 7 Beta and was ...
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What antivirus do you recommend for dev boxes [closed]

What antivirus would you recommend for computers used for windows development. Would you use an antivirus for these users? These users compile quite often and therefore read and write tons of files. ...
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Who is responsible for maintaining IIS for web apps?

IIS/Web Applications has been a tricky issue in the shops I've worked in over time. On one hand, IIS is a service built into the server (by in large) and is typically the responsibility of the server ...