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  • Hi,

    I am new to SharePoint 2010. Need some help and suggestion to setup the development environment for SharePoint2010.

    The requirement is need to setup the development environment and production environment in the same physical server. I have planned to create two different web applications for two different environments. But I am new to SharePoint 2010, dont know whether following to the right direction. Can someone suggest me how to achieve this requirement?

    1. What is the best to way to create the development environment and production environment in the same server?

    2. If both environment created in the same server, how to setup the Service Application for each environment?

     


    Senthilrajan Kaliyaperumal
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:34 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    First off it is not at all a good idea to have both the development and production environment as the same machine.

    If you have to add any customization, it is ok as long as it is a sandbox solution which is specific for your site collection. But if you have to create something like a visual web part, when you deploy it the solution will be available for both you web applications. If you want to separate them, you have to deploy it with different names. This could raise confusions. Also if anything goes wrong with your configurations, the whole farm might be affected which includes your production environment.

    I would strongly suggest you to use different machines. You could install SharePoint Foundation in the development machine which is free and does not require a license.

    Any how let me answer your second question technically - ignoring all the above stuff

    You can create two service application instances for each service application. You can then select and associate services to each web application in your farm. you can do this from Central Admin->Application management->Configure service application associations

    Check this

    http://blogs.salmanghani.info/?p=249

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:54 AM
  • There is a very good article on msdn talking abouth this subject, will help you to configure your dev enviroment 

    Team-Based Development in SharePoint 2010
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg512102.aspx


    André Lage Microsoft SharePoint, CRM and Sybase Consultant
    Blog:http://aaclage.blogspot.com
    Codeplex:http://spupload.codeplex.com/http://simplecamlsearch.codeplex.com/
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    First off it is not at all a good idea to have both the development and production environment as the same machine.

    If you have to add any customization, it is ok as long as it is a sandbox solution which is specific for your site collection. But if you have to create something like a visual web part, when you deploy it the solution will be available for both you web applications. If you want to separate them, you have to deploy it with different names. This could raise confusions. Also if anything goes wrong with your configurations, the whole farm might be affected which includes your production environment.

    I would strongly suggest you to use different machines. You could install SharePoint Foundation in the development machine which is free and does not require a license.

    Any how let me answer your second question technically - ignoring all the above stuff

    You can create two service application instances for each service application. You can then select and associate services to each web application in your farm. you can do this from Central Admin->Application management->Configure service application associations

    Check this

    http://blogs.salmanghani.info/?p=249

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:54 AM
  • There is a very good article on msdn talking abouth this subject, will help you to configure your dev enviroment 

    Team-Based Development in SharePoint 2010
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg512102.aspx


    André Lage Microsoft SharePoint, CRM and Sybase Consultant
    Blog:http://aaclage.blogspot.com
    Codeplex:http://spupload.codeplex.com/http://simplecamlsearch.codeplex.com/
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:58 AM