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I was wondering,

Have any of you had any experience using Visual Studio under Citrix?

I have been asked to set up a "developer hub" of sorts that would be accessed by the developers through Citrix.

I am concerned about multiple developers using VS.NET at the same time on a shared environment.

So, I am looking for anyone who might have done something like this.

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Hey Hal,

We use Citrix so I'm somewhat familiar with it and although I have not implemented VS.NET ON citrix I think I can answer your question.

I don't think you'll have a problem with VS.NET in Citrix if you are developing non-web applications. I would imagine that it wouldn't be a whole lot different than running any other application with multiple use instances. One issue might be security and what a developer needs vs. what you'd need to type word docs.

With web applications I'd say it will be close to impossible because of the need for VS to talk to IIS. The web project working directory will be mapped to a single virtual directory and if you could even get it to work you'd end up with people stepping all over each other's toes. And this is not to even mention the impossible task of debugging. As soon as someone hits a breakpoint, they will hijack the IIS execution and stall anyone else trying to run the app.

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Peter- to follow up on this... I didn't end up going this route. They didn't have the server done in time for me to build it- and they didn't think it was worth extending me to get this iffy thing done (yes, they are all web projects)..



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Probably just as well. With hardward prices it'd probably be better to just buy a bunch of dev machines.
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The developers are working off site- There is a VPN. I argued that the devlopers should have machines at their locations with the software they need installed and just take the files out of the safe over the VPN- Work Locally- and then check them back in.

For some reason they wanted them working on machines in our offices- so they were using, initially, VNC. Developing through VNC... I'd want to quit..


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