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  • The two links provided in the previous thread was talking about the reverse engineering. What I am looking for is the Deployment Designer from VS 2008 Architecture Edition.

    After some experiement with the VS 2008 Architecture Edition, I finally found out where is the Deployment Designer.

    Here I just want to share with whoever is interested in, since it really took me a while to figure that out.

    There is no solution template in VS 2008 Architecture Edition for the Distributed Systems project Type list.  there are Application Design, Logical Datacenter Design and System Design templates.

    You use System Design and Application Design template to finish off the design first, and then using Logical Datacenter Design to design the network related details. After all those are done, go back to the System Design, and right-click on the system design surface, the context menu is shown, select the Define Deployment where it will ask for the Datacenter design project location, and once that is loaded, you are will on your way to verify the deployment.

    Hope that will be useful.

    Thanks

    Derek

    Friday, December 4, 2009 3:17 PM
  • Hi Derek,

    That is correct. Here are topics with more info:

    Deployment Definitions Created from Application and System Diagrams
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181904.aspx

    How to: Create Deployment Diagrams from Application Designer and System Designer
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181905.aspx

    How to: Create Application Diagrams
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181828.aspx

    How to: Create System Diagrams
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181878.aspx


    Esther Fan | User Education | If a post answers your question, please click the "Mark As Answer" for that post. Thanks!
    Monday, December 7, 2009 4:51 PM

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  • Hi Derek,

    Check out the below discussion threads

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vstsarch/thread/07b39757-eac4-49fa-81d5-8d167c9b9d21/

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vsclassdesigner/thread/c11d3205-9a8b-45d3-a502-23420a8c303a


    I have picked up from the above thread

     

    Short answer:  Reverse engineering of code in to Visio UML models works with the combination of Visio Pro 2007 and Visual Studio Team System for Software Architects 2005. It does not work with Visio Pro 2007 and Visual Studio Team System Architecture Edition 2008. However, Visio Pro 2007 does allow you to do reverse engineering of databases.

     

    Why?:  The ability to reverse engineer code is now provided by all versions of Visual Studio in the form of the class designer where the code is continuously synchronized with model. Additional modeling functionality will be provided within Visual Studio Team System in the future. 


    Hope this helps


    Thanks and Regards Azhar Amir
    Friday, December 4, 2009 6:00 AM
  • Thanks a lot. I will check that out.

    Derek
    Friday, December 4, 2009 2:11 PM
  • The two links provided in the previous thread was talking about the reverse engineering. What I am looking for is the Deployment Designer from VS 2008 Architecture Edition.

    After some experiement with the VS 2008 Architecture Edition, I finally found out where is the Deployment Designer.

    Here I just want to share with whoever is interested in, since it really took me a while to figure that out.

    There is no solution template in VS 2008 Architecture Edition for the Distributed Systems project Type list.  there are Application Design, Logical Datacenter Design and System Design templates.

    You use System Design and Application Design template to finish off the design first, and then using Logical Datacenter Design to design the network related details. After all those are done, go back to the System Design, and right-click on the system design surface, the context menu is shown, select the Define Deployment where it will ask for the Datacenter design project location, and once that is loaded, you are will on your way to verify the deployment.

    Hope that will be useful.

    Thanks

    Derek

    Friday, December 4, 2009 3:17 PM
  • Hi Derek,

    That is correct. Here are topics with more info:

    Deployment Definitions Created from Application and System Diagrams
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181904.aspx

    How to: Create Deployment Diagrams from Application Designer and System Designer
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181905.aspx

    How to: Create Application Diagrams
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181828.aspx

    How to: Create System Diagrams
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181878.aspx


    Esther Fan | User Education | If a post answers your question, please click the "Mark As Answer" for that post. Thanks!
    Monday, December 7, 2009 4:51 PM