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Is it possible to develop in Visual Studio on the host machine while F5 deploying/debugging a SharePoint WSP to a VM with SharePoint 2010 installed? I have had significant issues with Visual Studio, SharePoint, ReSharper, etc. when developing in a VM and I would like to take advantage of the new SSD's and RAM of my host computer.

Does anyone have a similar setup or am i stuck with installing visual studio in each of my VM's?


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Ok. The F5 deploying/debugging is not going to work the way you intend it to. I have tried this myself and just ended up installing VS2010 on the server. Here is a discussion surrounding the question from TechNet:

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Ok, thanks. Its unfortunate, but hopefully this new rig will perform better. – ps_md Jan 30 '13 at 15:43
Antyime! It would have been really nice if it integrated nicely... – user7400 Jan 30 '13 at 15:46

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