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EDIT: The information below the line applied to TFS2010 Beta 1 (and earlier). As of Beta 2 (and continued with RC and RTM) you can install TFS on: SQL Server Express SQL Server Standard SQL Server Enterprise TFS includes options to install with Express (e.g. run on your own client system), and a licence for Standard (only when installing as a single, ...


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You need to learn IIS, or else you need to leave IIS to the professionals. I recommend you don't look for a technological solution to a training problem.


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I would strongly recommend using Continuous Integration. We use a combination of TeamCity for CI, Rake and Albacore for automating the build. TeamCity will check the code out of your source code repository, then, using Rake, build the application, execute unit tests and even run your database scripts if you so desire. After a successful build you can ...


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<%windir%>Microsoft.NET/Framework/v3.0/Windows Communication Foundation/ServiceModelReg.exe -i ...then <%windir%>Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/aspnet_regiis -i -enable This mapped the proper isapi dll's to the *svc extension, among other things. Bless Microsoft...


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I had previously thought you could adjust the settings of Cassini to listen for remote connections. However this is only the case if you are building Cassini your self (for use in your application etc) which is what I had used it for previously. The version of Cassini built into the Visual Studio debugger is only accessible locally and that is hard coded. ...


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Hylafax is worth looking at - it's a client/server solution so you do need to set it up on a server, but then you can use it with windows clients. It's a very robust, full featured open source faxing and fax handling/routing system - so it may be overkill, but it should give you more ability to expand later at a lower cost than outside services. -Adam


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One thing to do is add more memory to your machine. There are no tuning options for the VS Dev Server. You can also use IIS locally or a different web server altogether for your debugging. This can be set in your project properties. Go to the Web tab in your project properties and change the options under Servers. You'll likely have some work to do on ...


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I'm very sorry that we made a mistake in the MSDN documentation here. The correct list of supported operating systems is on this page and it doesn't include Windows Server 2003. We will fix the mistaken page in the next two weeks. Once again, I'm sorry for the mistake here, as I realize you'll have spent time on it.


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This might help you - Developing Software in Visual Studio .NET with Non-Administrative Privileges.


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I would definitely do some cleaning here, instead of upgrading I would remove all flavors of SQL Server and install the engine you want, say 2008R2. It could be the case that you have named instances running a different version than your SQLEXPRESS instance. Once you install your engine 2008R2, just attach your old 2008 or 2005 database and the upgrade will ...


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If you are using DFS Replication, as you've indicated in the comments, then you don't have a mesh replication topology configured, you have a hub and spoke with your "primary" server being the hub and all of your other web servers being the spokes with one-way replication configured from hub to spoke. The easiest way to resolve this issue is to make the ...


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I have had great results with a commercial product called GFI FaxMaker, using an old 56K fax/modem plugged into a spare server, installed GFI FaxMaker on that server, and configured the fax driver as a network print queue. FaxMaker has the ability to split a single print job into multiple faxes based on text keywords - e.g. every time it sees the line Fax: ...


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"Publishing" a web application in Visual Studio can be run from the commandline as msbuild "C:\proj\yourprojectpathandfilename.csproj" /deploydir:"C:\some\deploy\dir". The destination directory is a deployable web application. The other answers covering your larger question are good. I'd also add that you should look at several open source web application ...


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I agree with Scott that this can be very complicated and easily overlooked. Deployment strategy is very application specific as well. If your app is completely self contained in one folder it might be easier than an app that references the GAC. Which in turn might be easier still than a server that needs to maintain multiple versions of an app that ...


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This has actually changed with the Beta 2 version of TFS 2010. One of the configuration options, "Basic", allows the use of SQL Server Express (and will even install it for you, I believe). The page that Richard linked to actually contains the Beta 2 version of the installation guide as well, which documents this feature.


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On Linux, I've used fabric (fabfile.org) and capistrano (capify.org) which are automation tools to assist in remote SSH and SCP commands. If you have Cygwin installed on your windows hosts, you should be able to reuse these as deployment tools.


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PyroBatchFTP works great for this. It will push just the changes and you can script it so that you can push with a double-click of a batch file. At Vaasnet we've setup the dream solution for ourselves, but it's fairly involved to setup but worth using some or all of these elements if you can. Here's what it is: SVN on all of our dev machines SVN on our ...


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NO. According to MSDN, you can't access it from another machine. What are some known functionality limitations of the Cassini Web server? It can host only one ASP.NET application per port. It does not support HTTPS. It does not support authentication. It responds only to localhost requests. see this MSDN article


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MSDN covers this: How to: Restore Data for Team Foundation Server to a Different Server. Related sections also cover backup...


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The marked answer is not correct. TFS 2010 Basic install will run on SQL Server Express (free). And if you have SQL Server (standard or better) included with your MSDN subscription you get a licence to use that in production for TFS only. Please see this blog post: ...


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I can't recommend 101fax highly enough. They offer fax via email, broadcasting capabilities, and several fixed-cost/pay-per-use packages depending on your needs.


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Step 1 you need to stand up a test enviornment so you can practice a deployment before going to production. Step 2 you need to become very familer with exactly what you are deploying. Typically ASP.Net applications are simple to deploy since they usually just require an XCopy deployment. I noticed you mentioned SharePoint. If you are deploying ...


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Yes, possible. That said, make sure you have enough power on the machine - CPU, RAM. VS is VPU intensive during compiles etc. Given the price of thin desktops - it basically makes no sense, sorry ;) Mostly because if you check the price of a thin desktop (and do not forget you still need virtual machines with 6-8gb RAM).... then you saved pretty much ...


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Perhaps VS 2010 configured your proxy? Check Control Panel -> Internet Options. Network tab and see if you need to clear the proxy field.


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There are a couple of problems with profilers in VMs: Time really can't be virtualized, so time stamps tell you less than you'd like. This is because virtual processors don't run continuously, and designers of virtual machine systems have to choose between time tracking external clocks (like the one on the wall) and time seeming to pass continuously ...


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What do you mean, "a quick way"? There's 'quick' in the sense of 'no effort' - switch automatic updates on and leave the VM connected to the internet. Eventually, it will have downloaded the service pack and installed it, and will then ask for a reboot. Or, download XP SP3 yourself from Windows Update (or just Google 'XP SP3 download') as has been ...


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If you have an appropriate MDF and LDF file you should be able to attach them within Management Studio by right clicking on the databases folder under your server name in Object Explorer and selecting attach database. Alternatively you can use T-SQL to attach your database files - although you may find the GUI easier to do so. This link will describe how ...


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OK, finally figured it out.. turns out we should NOT be running Visual Studio 2010 with administrator privilege. After we unticked that, it worked fine. Haha, we got too clever for our own good -_-" Thanks to everyone who chipped in.



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