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  1. Grouping of variables

    Similar of how octopus does it now, but it would be nice to be able to create a set of variables and have the set given an environtment/target/step

    Example.. rather than having 40+ connection strings (10 connection strings per environment).. would be nice to have 4 connection string sets and each one has an environment set to it.. would also make the variables list a lot more manageable

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    • Release Date variable

      I did not see this one, but having a variable for release date would be nice.

      Currently i have a Version setting in my configuration file to let us know what version is out but would be nice knowing when it was released, but i did not see any Release Date or Package Date

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      • Allow ability to import existing .config to variables

        Allow the a configuration file to be imported in that will allow the mass adding of a variable, example... I currently have 16 connection strings, rather than typing in all 16 connection strings, if there was a way to import my connectionstrings.config and have it add all 16 then allow me to edit it

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        • Highlight variable row on hover

          I have a lot of variables and when I am trying to delete, it is a little tough to verify i am deleting the right one.

          It would be nice to have a highlight when i hover over the variables so i can make sure i am deleting the right one.

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          • Proxy Support

            we are using DM behind a Proxy. the update service within DM is not able to connect through a Proxy, therefore we always have to check and install updates manually

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            • When will Deployment Manager support SSMS 2014 add-in?

              Your concept is good, but I just can't use it the way it is. All our new development is in 2014.

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              • Support mandatory params for PowerShell scripts

                I have a deploy.ps1 script with mandatory params. It would be nice if I define the variables in DM and have these passed to Deploy.ps1.

                3 votes
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                • version number validation needs to be improved.

                  I was trying to feed the package using sys current date and time during project build.
                  ex: 2014.08.07.03.41
                  I think version has some validation it is accepting only 4 decimal values.
                  Please increase the version number decimal value.

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                  • EventLog should have meaningful event IDs

                    Redgate server should log more meaningful event id's. Currently I can only see 0s everywhere. It would help if you are keeping an eye out on a particular error/event.

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                    • Make RgPublish a 64-bit application

                      I have a very large site that I would like to publish using RgPublish to the deploy server. However it receives a OutOfMemory exception because it hits a 2GB process limit. It would be nice if there was a 64-bit version of the application that could handle much larger sites so I would not have to manually create the package.

                      6 votes
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                      • Flag release as not suitable for production and prevent the release to production environment

                        It would be useful when creating a new release to have a safe guard for marking which environments a release is suitable for. Specifically it would be nice to be able to flag a release as not suitable for production, then prevent the release to the production environment. For example if a release is built for discussion or demonstration purposes which the team knows is not stable for production release but can be released to development or preproduction environments

                        4 votes
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                        • Allow for multiple deployment agents to run on a single server under different service accounts

                          Our web and database servers are shared by multiple applications. We would like to setup DA's in such a way so a particular instance is responsible for one or a few applications and can't affect other apps (for instance if someone accidentally or on purpose uses a path that belongs to some other application in a deployment ps script).

                          To eliminate that risk we want multiple DA's per target server running under different service accounts, so we have control over permissions at account/agent level.

                          9 votes
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                          • Create release screen only lists the last 20 versions of a package

                            I need to create (and deploy) a hot fix release on a 1.xx version of a nuget package. The current development effort is on the 2.xx series. When I go to the deployment manager "Create release" screen the version drop down only shows the last 20 versions which are all 2.xx versions.
                            Either (1) need to be able to increase the number of items in the drop down, or (2) make this a combo where I can enter the prefix and it pulls the versions that match the prefix entered for the "in development" series and the "hot fix" series.

                            11 votes
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                            • Users should not be created by default when using windows authentication

                              Deployment manager by default creates new user accounts as a standard user when using windows authentication. This is against our information security policy. Our corporate security policy explicitly states that no user should have access to any system (even view only) unless explicitly created and granted access. In order to use deployment manager in accordance with our info sec policy we need for deployment manager to not create users on first login. There should be a way for a system admin to setup the user manually, then grant system/project permissions to the user. I know that you can disable a…

                              34 votes
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                              • Manage permissions via groups instead of individual user permissions

                                I have a large team of developers (60) that support many projects (10+). We use windows authentication as required by corporate policy. All of my developers are members of a single active directory group. It would be nice to be able to add permissiosn to an active directory group instead of each individual user separatly. If this is not possible since I believe each user would need an id create in DM for the api key there should be a way to create a group within DM, map the users into that group and then give DM permission to the…

                                36 votes
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                                • Schedule cleanup of old deployments

                                  Recently Deployment Manager added a feature to purge old deployments from the servers. It would be nice to allow this to be scheduled to occur regularly (on a weekly basis?) instead of requiring a manual process.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Export activity history or allow filtering/serching of the activity history

                                    Allow the activity history to be exported or setup filtering/searching of the activity history. As an example I would like to see what a specific users activity has been.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • More granular permissions

                                      Allow the Systems Admin to set the permissions of other users at a more granular level. Looking at the current permissions grid (http://documentation.red-gate.com/display/DM2/Permissions) it would be nice to turn on or off which of any actions a user could do.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Additional Deployment Step types

                                        Add additional deployment step types

                                        Examples:
                                        Run Powershell scripts
                                        Send Email
                                        Manual workflow

                                        I would like to be able to run a powershell script that are not part of the nuget packages.

                                        We have an internal tool that shows deployment starting, completed and failed deployment. It requires me to touch an rest endpoint. I would prefer to run this as a deployment step and not build into the code nuget package.

                                        This may be useful for doing other SQL powershell tasks like replication management etc.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Add link to web deploy server from Dashboard

                                          It would be useful if you could add a link to the web server that has been deployed to, either from the link in the version label panel or directly from the dashboard page

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