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Re: Tortoise SVN on Windows 2003 server (multi user)

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-09 13:46:30 CET

On 3/9/06, WEIGELT, Horst <H.Weigelt@alcatel.de> wrote:
> Hello TortoiseSVN users,
> we work on a multisite software project using subversion.
> Most of us are using TortoiseSVN as single user on a WinXP machine. But
> we have also users with old Win-NT-4.0 machines on which TortoiseSVN
> does not run (not even TortoiseSVN-1.1.7-UNICODE_svn-1.1.4.msi). But
> these users have access to a Windows 2003 server. The idea is to use
> TortoiseSVN on these Windows servers giving the NT 4.0 users TortoiseSVN
> access.
> Now my question is: Is it possible to run TortoiseSVN in this multi user
> environment? Are there any drawbacks or things to consider during
> installation. Our administrator does not want to install TortoiseSVN on
> the Win 2003 server and risking other services might crash or having an
> unstable system running.

> BTW: The subversion service or the repository is not on the Windows
> machine. The Windows server will only be used to run TortoiseSVN and to
> store working copies there.

If you have mission-critical network services running on this Win2003
box, then you shouldn't have "regular" users logging into it in the
first place - set up a separate terminal server for them. TSVN should
work fine in this environment, though I'd recommend that each user
maintains their own working copy and operates on that.

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Received on Thu Mar 9 13:47:39 2006

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