How to test deployment?

Discussion created by Fossi on May 27, 2011
Latest reply on May 30, 2011 by Fossi

as I can't find a sub-forum dedicated to licensing question, I just ask where most people probably have the same challenge:

How do you test the deployment of the add-ins or extensions you develop?

I'm programming using an ESRI EDN license. Since I don't develop them for in-house use but for external customers, I would like to test the deployment. The programming itself can be tested on the EDN-machine. But deployment-tests on the machine containing the development environment are nearly meaningless.

For this first time I will use a Virtual Machine with a ArcEditor Trial, this is fine if you only need to do this one or two times a year. Are there any further options allowed by the EDN license? I would like to save myself buying another ArcEditor just for testing purposes.;)