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Windows LocalSystem vs. System

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/510170/the-difference-between-the-local-system-account-and-the-network-service-accou tells: Local System : Completely trusted account, moreso than the ...
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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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Can RHEL6 servers be “copied”?

My company needs to setup a development server and we already have 2 production RHEL 6 servers working under a L4 switch. One of the solutions to setup the dev server was to simple copy all files ...
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How to take snapshot of non virtual server and restore it in VM?

Is is possible to take a snapshot of a non virtual server (Ubuntu) and restore it in a virtual machine? I'm asking because I'd like to have an exact copy of my production server to use as a dev ...
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How do I move my production servers into a devlopment VM?

I have about 3 servers that are probably almost 10 years old, all using code what one might consider worst-practices for programming's sake. I'm terrified of making changes to the thing (production ...
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What is the safest way to allow a developer to edit 3 Puppet modules?

We have a developer that has to make 3 Puppet modules for an environment. I want him to be able to write his 3 modules. We currently write our own modules and he is the first person from another ...
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File change on a LAMP development server not taken into account

I set up a small LAMP virtual machine for PHP development. It works fine, excepted that when an image which has already been served is modified on disk, then requested again, the "old" image is still ...
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Virtualised Development Servers / Test Lab

I left mainstream development about 2 years ago to start my own company. Now we are finally ready to move out of the garage and employ extra developers. When I left virtualisation was just taking ...
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Best development setup for multiple server roles?

At the company I work for we have a pretty complex development environment. Our system runs on several servers, each server fills a different role and has its own code base. There might be more than ...
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nginx with php-fpm downloading php files rather than executing them on mac os x (local environment)

I'm having trouble getting PHP files to execute on my local development machine. I seem to have successfully installed nginx and php-fpm also seems to be correctly installed, and running but can't ...
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Desktop Provisioning for a Small Linux Software Development Team

Goal: Get a small team using a standard development image rather than 4 software devs setting up their own environments. Why: it takes a day or days to install a distro, build-specific libraries, ...
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New Dev Machine Setup advice needed (OS’s and virtualization)

I am buying a new AMD 6 core machine and would use it as development server machine. I want to achieve 2 things: have multiple Virtual machines on it to run various Operating systems (something like ...
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How to manage changes to set of cloned Virtual Machines?

I am trying to set up a workable model for development. I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for Virtual machine software and what process to follow to enable the following: Developers grab ...
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What is the best way to copy production Active Directory back to pre-production / staging?

I'm setting up a preproduction environment as a copy of production. The first time this was done, a very long time ago, when staging/preprod environment was created, we spun up an AD virtual machine, ...
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How to push changes from Test server to Live server? [closed]

As a beginner I have come to the stage where I realize the problem with taking down my production server to make changes as often as I have, now that I have a couple of users on it. I created an EC2 ...
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Where can I learn about managing a robust deployment process between dev and prod environments? [closed]

I am currently editing my Python code (Flask Web Server) on my live production server. I'm just getting a website started and understand this is not a viable long-term solution. I understand that ...
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Low Spec PC as personal Web Development Server?

I am getting a low spec PC for $60. Pentium 4 Processor, 1.8GHZ, 512M RAM, 20g Hard Drive, Is this good enough to install Ubuntu Server edition and install at least the following and have this ...
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Standardizing windows 7 development environment

I do some development on Windows 7, and I would like to standardize the various tools we use (versions of Java, maven, etc). I know for *nix platforms, I can use Chef or Puppet, but is there a tool ...
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Replicate main MySql db to a development server to play with real data

I have a main architecture with a MySql db, replication and backup, it's working fine. Now I also have a development server where I play with the code and I would like to use the data from the main db ...
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Provisioning development environment on the Cloud

I'm planning a development environment on the cloud. My target platform is Microsoft .Net and preferred cloud id Amazon AWS (although I'm open for suggestions). I'm planning to purchase a High-Memory ...
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How to set up multi users on dev server with git and github

I'm working on lamp application. We have 2 servers (Debian) Live and Dev. I constantly work on dev main to add new features and fix bugs. When happy all works well I scp the relevant code to the ...
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What's needed in a complete ASP.NET environment?

We have a ASP3.0 application with a few ASP.NET (2.0) dittys mixed in. (Our longtime goal is to migrate everything to ASP.NET but that's not important for this issue) Our current test/deploy workflow ...
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Creating a development environment from a shared hosting production environment (LAMP)

The production server is shared, I don't have access to php.ini and httpd.conf and most PHP settings cannot be set or overrided using ini_set PHP function. So I would like to create a local ...
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Setting up web development envirnoment with a VM (ssh + browser testing)

I am running VMware Fusion on my Mac (10.6) with an Ubuntu 9.10 (32 bit) VM for my development environment. How would I setup SSH to be able to SSH into the Ubuntu VM from the Mac? Also, when I am ...
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Amazon EC2 instance, viable options and management tools for development environment

I am a freelancer and plan to work with other freelancers in the coming time. Since I would be owning the project(s), I want to own the development environment as well. We all will be working out of ...
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Postfix stop outgoing delivery but accept all incoming

I'm doing development for a webapp that sends emails out to users. I've typically used Argosoft Mail Server (Freeware) in a windows environment as an SMTP server in which I've enabled relay but ...
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How to SetEnv with SVN revision number in Apache conf?

I'm setting up development environment of Apache. I prefer to set a environment variable to be local checked out SVN revision number. The environment variable value is then read in PHP code and put ...
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What is a good desktop RAID 5 card?

I have a small development environment and would like to run a RAID 5 configuration on the database server. I am aware of the performance and storage implications. I would like to find a recommended ...
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Migrating user (developer) profile from XP to NT6 (Vista,7) ~ What do I need to be mindful of?

If it's a dupe, lemme know and redirect me and I'm on my way guys. I'm a dev on Visual Studio, I have 2005, 2008 and 2010 installed atm, along with VB6, and SqlServer Dev 2005, 2008 installed as ...
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New boxes for the Dev team: Buy Powerful PC's or 15k Worth of VM Infrastructure? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 15 to 20 developers on VM Looking to upgrade dev boxes for my dev team. I have spoken with my CTO and he's potentially giving me the option go to either buy powerful ...
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How many cores should I configure in a VMware 2.x VM for Win7 32-bit guest?

I have a 64-bit, non VT host with 4 cores and 6 GB of RAM. How many cores should I allocate to the VM?
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1answer
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How auto configure or mirror my dev Ubuntu installation onto other dev machines?

I have a lot of packages and configurations done to setup my dev machine. I have other developers in my team and want them to have the same setup to start with to ensure compatibility and availability ...
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how to better set up machine for development both in workgroup and Windows domain? [closed]

I am developer. Initially, at my client(employer) premises I had been given the company's desktop computer with Windows XP Pro SP3 joined to corporate Windows Active Directory domain (AD). This is ...
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Dev Server Setup for a small group of Web Developers

Looking to upgrade our aging and clunky Windows development server setup. We have a small group (5 people, all working remotely) that do PHP and Javascript web development. The options are dizzying. ...
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Apache2 dynamic documentroot depending on URL

I have looked at setting up an Apache server. I want to run our site example.com on the server, as well as testing test.example.com. This I can setup by having two almost identical VirtualHost in ...
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Developing on Windows Server 2008 vs Developing on Windows 7

I mostly develop .net web applications and sometimes client apps on wpf. Now I use Windows 7 as a development environment on my laptop. I am thinking of installing Windows Server 2008 R2 to my other ...
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Looking for Team Development type Software like SVN

I am in need of a software that is PHP-Based, or similar that can be installed on my server that offer SVN Perks. It should be somewhat similar to an SVN, however, since the server doesn't support ...
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Development Environment Sprawl

Development --> Staging --> Production A pretty typical workflow. This is fine. "Fine, you want a 'Beta' Environment to show off stuff to some users/customers that isn't quite ready for ...
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Setting Up Development Environment for Distributed Team

I need to set up a development environment for a small distributed team of under 5 programmers to build a site using Drupal. Development is done by each programmer on his/her own machine. Ideally, ...
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Windows 2008 R2 server migration/copy

I have following setup of 2 Windows 2008 R2 Servers on x64, controlled via RDP. Server 1: Development enviroment Using IIS (7.5) A asp.NET based CMS website running on the IIS. SQL Server (express) ...
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How to better simulate remote development locally with virtual hosts?

When developing WordPress websites, for instance, such a script saves a few values on the database with detected paths/addresses. To avoid issues when uploading the production version to the server ...
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Migrating production CentOS server to a VirtualBox VM?

I want to migrate a production server to a VM for development purposes, and exactly duplicate the production environment as closely as possible. The production server is running CentOS with a single ...
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How Tune the best PostgreSQL for developers not for production?

Developing software on a laptop or a desk computer, what would the best configuration for make sure developers has a fast connections and response. For example a laptop with: 2 cores, 2GB of ram and ...
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Why does local host say “It Works”?

I have configured all my websites in the "Sites" folder to be tested in my browser. When I type a web address for example http://test.dev, I get "It Works". Why?
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/etc/hosts redirecting domain to localhost/directory

In this example i'm trying to force test.com to load localhost/project 127.0.0.1/project test.com However it doesn't work. 127.0.0.1 test.com The above works, but I really need it to go to ...
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Environment Setup [closed]

My company is starting to feel the pains of its developers not being on the same page. ie some develop on windows, some on ubuntu, etc... and then code lives on CentOS and we start to get problems ...
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Working Between Local, Dev and Production Machines / Servers [closed]

How do you as a Web Developer cope with working between Dev and Production servers and interms of config files etc? What do you use etc I am use to changing files manually etc
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vlan segmentation for developers and version control servers [closed]

Suppose there are 50 developers who access the server hosting the version control system (subversion for example). Would you put developers and svn server to same vlan (since this communication is ...
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setting up a windows a development server

At my last company we had a development server where the developers could create websites/tools, upload to the development server and when setting up the host header in IIS would use ...
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Improving latency between developer machine and oracle db

It seems our developers are concerned with the latency they are getting between their dev machines at site a and the database which is at site b. Ofcourse the obvious thing is to have as little as ...