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gmarndt



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: COTS Software Configurations Reply with quote

I know Deployment Manager supports the typical custom software development scenario in which developers are producing applications that run on databases, etc. However, could Deployment Manager support the deployment of commercial, off the shelf (COTS) software configurations? For example, could we use it to track deployments of Microsoft Dynamics CRM across different environments? Or Dynamics AX? In this scenario, we aren't deploying CRM or AX itself, but packages of configuration changes.

Thoughts?
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david.conlin



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure what you'd need to do in order to deploy this kind of configuration changes, but my guess would be that it should be easy enough to do with Deployment Manager.

If all it involves is copying some files to a location on disk, setting the variable "RedGatePackageDirectoryPath" should do the trick, as described here:

http://documentation.red-gate.com/display/DM2/Variables

If you need to restart the application, then you'll have to write a simple PowerShell script to do that. There's advice on packaging up PowerShell scripts here:

http://documentation.red-gate.com/display/DM2/Using+PowerShell+scripts+in+deployment

And some useful example scripts here:

http://www.red-gate.com/messageboard/viewforum.php?f=166
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