I’m a big fan of one-click build yadda, yadda.
It’s not that feasible in distributed systems (which is what I’m doing right now), but today I got a tiny step closer to it.
We’re using two different subnetworks (one for production, one for everything else.) Switching on hardware with just one NIC sucks. Sucked. I simply used a powershell script like this one:
The fascinating thing, was however, creating a desktop shortcut. For some reason, powershell doesn’t do compatibility mode with “Always run as admin” (it’s a Win7 thing, so it’s kinda logical, but..) Took me an hour or two to figure out that you need to switch to the shortcut->advanced menu instead.
Anyways, I’m pretty happy with the result.
Sometimes it’s the simple things.