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

From: Jody Shumaker <jody.shumaker_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-09 16:04:44 CET

On 3/9/06, Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I'm running TortoiseSVN on a Win2003 server, though the max number of
simultaneous users on this system has only been 1 local and 2 remote.
All the users have had admin rights and things have worked fine.
Without the admin rights, access to the TSVNCache.exe process can be
limited I believe, resulting in no icon overlays. Only problem I've
had was with the memory leaks in TSVNCache that were fixed with 1.3.2.

Really sounds like a poor solution though, NT 4.0 has been out of
support for quite some time.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;%5BLN%5D;LifeAn5 You
should really consider using an OS that still gets security updates

- Jody

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