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    Installing Web Server (VB.NET)

    We are starting to develop web apps in VB.NET for the first time. We want to work at our PCs that are linked to a Server/Host. We are having trouble getting the local pc to build the app on the remote host machine. We need to find out how to configure the Server/Host and the development PCs. All machines have WinXP Profesional. The development PC's have Visual Studio.Net installed as well as IIS and ASP. The Server/Host has IIS and ASP installed.

    Any direction to configuration instructions is appreciated.
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    Re: Installing Web Server (VB.NET)

    We don't do it that way. We create a localhost on our individual PCs and do our development work there, using Visual SourceSafe for shared development. That gives us a web site that can be built and run from any of our PCs for development and testing. When we create a publicly available demo on the server, we do it from there.
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    Re: Installing Web Server (VB.NET)

    Thanks Charlotte. We installed Visual Source Safe and believe this to be a safer way for multiple developers to work on projects.
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    Re: Installing Web Server (VB.NET)

    The typical set up for multi-developer environments is to have a local web server running on each developer's machine. When the time comes to move that build to the next level (testing or production server, depending on your setup), the designated developer will perform a Get Latest Version from Visual Source Safe, then perform a local build. Finally, the built files will be copied to the desired server.

    You can use the Project | Copy Project tool in Visual Studio (be sure to select "Only files needed to run this application" from the Copy options to avoid copying source files).

    It is not common to perform the build remotely on the server.

    You may also want to check into Microsoft's take on this.

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    Re: Installing Web Server (VB.NET)

    In addition to local web servers for development, we have SourceSafe on the same machine as the production Web Server. Do you see a problem having both on the same WinXP Pro box? The website is an internal departmental site to be used by about a dozen people. Any reason to put the web server on a separate box? (trying to work on the cheap here.)

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    Re: Installing Web Server (VB.NET)

    There's no reason the box can't do double-duty as long as it's not causing excess latency in performance. SourceSafe and IIS should be able to peacefully coexist since they run on totally different ports.

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