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Visual Studio Team Edition Setup

Posted on 2007-10-17
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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

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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.

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are there any other benfits to this that i'm missing besides source control and develop process streamer?
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surajguptha earned 2000 total points
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These are the benefits of the TFS server as listed in http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms364061(VS.80).aspx
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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