Visual Studio Team Edition Setup

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have got a huge box of disks for visual studio setup.  Until recently, I just took the developer tools out and installed it on my desktop.

Now I need to setup team edition on a server.  I have no clue what disks I should be using, or how i should go about it.

I want to have a server which has all the tools on it for version control and audit tracking, but I will be doing the developing off my desktop.

So I think I need to still have the client stuff installed on my desktop, but the server stuff installed on this new server.  Does anyone have knowledge on where to begin.  I am using Architects version of team.
Question by:Fraser_Admin
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    Why would you want to install the dev tools on the server? I would try to keep the installations to be minimum on the server. just the framework

    If you are only talking about the Team server ignore my previous statement :P
    you should install the Team Foundation Server on the server. Everything else on the clients

    Author Comment

    yes i'm not talking production.

    i want to make a development type server.

    install the team server so i can take advantage of version control and reporting tools for tracking of projects.

    but the actual development would be done on my pc.  i just want to access the code from here right?  so if at some point a new developer comes on board, we could both just check out code.

    but i'm confused about the cd's to install.  see the only cds i can find in my huge box are labeled:

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
    Team Foundation Server
    (SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition 64-bit CD1)

    Problem is I think i want to use 32 bit, but i can't find the disks for that.  But I do have disks for sql server 32-bit in the big box.  so could i just install team server from this disk and sql server standard from another one.

    holy confusing
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    Yes Team foundation server on the server should do the job of acting as a source control and a development process streaminer.

    yes you could install the team server from the disk and the sql server 32 bit from another. it should not cause any problems.

    Author Comment

    are there any other benfits to this that i'm missing besides source control and develop process streamer?
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    These are the benefits of the TFS server as listed in
    Version Control and Work Item Tracking
    Build Management and Testing
    Project Management
    Project Reporting and Metrics

    It really helps in streamlining the development process in a team. helps team colloboration, etc

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