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Virtual image

Mar 17, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Where do I get the virtual image from, so that I can start working on the HOL?

Mar 17, 2011 at 2:52 PM

You can take any virtual, for example Brian Keller’s, or physical machine that meets the prerequisites and setup the HOL environment. The use of a production machine is NOT recommended for the HOL environment.

To setup your HOL environment, proceed as follows:

  1. Ensure the environment meets the prerequisites as outlined in the HOL manual
  2. Unzip the file to c:\. It creates a C:\HOL directory, which contains the necessary bits and a setup script. If you change the drive or path, you will have to edit the setup script.
  3. Read the C:\HOL\Branching Guidance\_README_FIRST.txt file and ensure the prerequisites are installed, i.e. TFS Power Tools, which you can find here.
  4. Execute the PowerShell script C:\HOL\Branching Guidance\HOLSetup\SetupHOL.ps1, which will setup your HOL environment.

You can now walk through the relevant HOLs.