We are looking at using Robo Source Control 3 (with RoboHelp
7) for project management. Do I need a dedicated server for the
server Robo Source Control server piece? Can Robo Source Control be
used remotely. In other words, can teleworkers login from home and
check files in and out with out any issues?
No, it doesn't have to be a dedicated DB server, but it does
need to be running on a SQL server. If you know the approximate
size you need, ask your local DB geek if you can squeeze on an
existing server (cheapest method for my team).
Ellison's article under the Developer Center for using
RoboSource Control and our DB's were able to get me up, through
DEV, and into PROD in under four hours. Again, provide them these
instructions and that will help them tons.
If the remote workers already have remote access, the client
component installed with their RoboHelp client on a machine they
have access to (their home PC or a remote one in your enterprise),
and they have the permissions to the DB server, they will have no
problems. You will want to setup a few users with their initial
login to the DB server ON SITE so you get the hang of how to setup
permissions. It can be tricky the first time you add new users to