Windows Server 2008/R2 Update?

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brian.donahue

20 Feb, 2015 08:58 PM

This question was "answered" in http://help.appveyor.com/discussions/questions/514-windows-server-2008-2008-r2 , but basically Feodor said that there were no obstacles to doing this but didn't say when/whether Appveyor will consider doing it? I am new to Appveyor, though it looks great and I'd love to try it out, but am stuck on Server 2008 R2 for the foreseeable future. Is this something where an end user can create their own Server 2008 Build Worker Image, or is that impossible/cumbersome? Does Appveyor have any plans to support it?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 20 Feb, 2015 11:22 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    Do you need Server 2008 R2 for running integration tests? I don't believe there is something specific to build/compile the app, right?

  2. 2 Posted by brian.donahue on 20 Feb, 2015 11:25 PM

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    I could be completely misunderstanding how Appveyor works, and honestly the
    last time I looked at it in depth was a few months ago, and was checking
    back in on it. We thought there was a showstopping issue for deploying to
    Server 2008... Currently we are using TeamCity and the free version of
    Octopus Deploy. All we need is build, run unit tests, and deploy to remote
    2008 servers. Integration tests might be nice some day, but maybe we will
    be on 2012 by the time that is possible for us :)

    Brian Donahue
    Vitreo LLC
    215.586.3965

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 20 Feb, 2015 11:31 PM

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    Well, if you mean AppVeyor Deployment Agent then yes, it's currently for Windows Server 2012 and above. However, some people did manage to run it on Windows Server 2008 R2. It seems to be working there while using ServerSideEvents to communicate with AppVeyor instead of Web Sockets as on Windows Server 2012. You may give it another try.

    And of course you should be perfectly fine with Octopus. You can either push NuGet packages to their feed or pull from AppVeyor's one.

    Web Deploy is also an option though it requires a port on firewall.

  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:54 AM.

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