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KB #1056: A Comparison Between BuildMaster vs. Jenkins

Last Updated: December 2, 2019

Jenkins and BuildMaster are different products, that solve different problems, and both are commonly used as part of a modern DevOps Toolchain. A side-by-side comparison would be a bit like Word and Excel: both can be used to create forms that you’ll print out, but if that’s the only thing your business uses Microsoft Office […]

KB #1059: When should I update an Inedo Tool?

Last Updated: January 3, 2020

Updating any software to a newer version requires users to weigh the costs associated with the update process against the value and benefits of the new features or bug fixes added – and this is no different with any of our tools. As a DevOps company, we take great care to design and release our […]

KB #1072: ProGet vs. NuGet.Server

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

NuGet.Server is a free and open-source package that’s designed to be incorporated into a .NET web application and host a single, NuGet feed. With a bit of set-up and some customization, you can use NuGet.Server to build a lightweight, standalone NuGet Server that hosts a single feed. It’s like a network share drive for your […]

KB #1077: Configuring Your Inedo Product to Run As a Windows Domain Account

Last Updated: November 18, 2019

The example screenshots are from BuildMaster, but the process will be exactly the same no matter which one of our products you’re using. Refer to this table – depending on which product you are using, enter the coinciding name, or abbreviation, into each space that has a red [product’s name] or [XX]. The Inedo Product […]

KB #1090: Granting Service Control Privileges for Inedo Product’s Web Applications

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

IMPORTANT: using the built-in service command (i.e. ProGet.Service.exe AllowServiceControl) to allow service control has been deprecated because it does not work reliably on all versions of Windows, and may cause undesired affects (see troubleshooting). Granting Service Control via subinacl.exe Download and install subinacl.msi from: Once installed, invoke the tool specifying the {service-name} and {user-account} […]

KB #1110: A Comparison: Chef vs Otter

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

Chef and Otter are both infrastructure automation products, and if you only read the marketing bullets, they’d probably sound identical. But they’re quite different products, and this article compares and contrasts the products and the philosophies behind them. Moreover, there’s nothing wrong with having and using both – in fact, many organizations have Puppet, Chef, […]

KB #1115: A Comparison: Artifactory vs ProGet

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

Artifactory and ProGet are both enterprise level Universal Package (artifact) Repositories and are quite similar in function; in fact, if you read the marketing bullets they’d probably sound identical. Before we developed ProGet we were Artifactory users, which gave us the unique ability to learn from JFrog’s tool and take into consideration some of the […]

KB #1118: Legacy Plans in BuildMaster 5.0

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

The below applies to BuildMaster users upgrading to v5 One of the major features of BuildMaster 5.0 is a brand new execution engine. It's a complete rewrite and takes into account years of experience supporting complex, multi-server orchestrations with easy-to-use deployment plans, and incorporates a tremendous amount of technological advancements. To mitigate upgrade risk, the […]

KB #1119: Wildcard Masking in Inedo prouducts

Last Updated: November 14, 2019

Wildcard masks in BuildMaster and Otter are used to include and/or exclude file/directory paths in the context of an operation. Typically, masks are used for file-based operations. The values for the masks are similar to ant-style masks. Rules A single asterisk (*) represents a matching file name within a specific directory A double asterisk (**) […]

KB #1120: Permission Updates in BuildMaster 5.0

Last Updated: February 12, 2019

The below applies to BuildMaster users upgrading to v5 Permissions in BuildMaster v5.0 are simpler than in previous versions, but in most cases, will be the same granularity. Previous versions had up to 66 “tasks”, many of which were either conflated (Builds_ViewExecutionDetails & Builds_ViewPromotionDetails) or simply non-sensical individually (Admin_ManageExtensions without Admin_ControlService). In this version, there […]