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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: A cloud-based testing environment?
Date Wed, 11 May 2011 00:22:01 GMT
I seem to recall that Azure is available for free though MSDN, which
means it is likely to be affordable.  Can you find out more details?
How do you go about setting up a semi-permanent instance of (say) a
domain controller?


On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Shinichiro Abe
<> wrote:
> What about Windows Azure?
> It seems that it can deploy MS products and use java,
> I do not know the details though.
> Isn't it relevant?
> Regards,
> Shinichiro Abe
> On 2011/05/10, at 20:08, Karl Wright wrote:
>> I've pretty much given up on getting access to the testing
>> infrastructure I originally built for ManifoldCF that is now owned by
>> qBase.  I was wondering if anyone had time or energy to research what
>> it would take to build such an infrastructure using Amazon cloud
>> servers.  Basically, we'd need at least one active directory domain
>> controller instance for each configuration (LM, NTLMv1, NTLMv2 NTLM2
>> session), and a repository server per domain (or more, depending on
>> whether we can get some of these repositories to coexist with each
>> other).  I would start with a SharePoint instance and CIFS share on
>> each such server, and we can grow from there.
>> What we'll also need is some kind of allocation mechanism so that
>> anybody can run tests anywhere, provided they have internet access,
>> and not collide with *other* people running tests.  Any ideas?
>> Karl

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