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What are the open source options for a Bug tracker on IIS 7 & SQL Server 2008?

Currently we're running a Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7, Coldfusion 8 & SQL Server 2008. What are the best options for an easy to install & use Bug Tracker?

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Take a look at BugTracker.NET.

In my experience it is super easy to configure and deploy, and you will start evaluating its features really quickly.

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This is a wikipedia list of all issue tracking systems.

That boils down to bugtracker.net and Gemini for open source trackers built on .NET and SQL Server.

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Does the bug tracker absolutely have to run on IIS and SQL Server?
My opinion: In the end, the technology it was built with doesn't matter, as long as you're able to run it on your existing server.

Recently, I was looking for a bug tracker at work, and I started basically the same requirement as you.

At that time, we already had a Windows 2008 server with IIS and SQL Server. There were two applications already installed on the machine:

Naturally, I first looked for a bug tracker that runs on IIS/SQL Server, but quickly found out that there are not many free options.

After searching some more, in the end I installed Redmine. It's built with Ruby on Rails, so it doesn't use IIS at all.
(I just saw that Redmine actually supports MS SQL Server, but this is quite new and wasn't available at the time when I evaluated Redmine)

The installation is very easy, because there's BitNami Redmine Stack: a complete pre-built installer that installs Redmine with all needed dependencies (web server, MySQL server, Ruby on Rails...).
The whole installation is self-contained in a single directory, so it doesn't interfere with anything else that's already on the machine.

So our dev server at work now actually runs two databases (SQL Server and MySQL) and (I think) three web servers:

  • IIS
  • I think the BitNami stack installed Apache
  • ...and I guess that TeamCity comes with its own web server as well, but I'm not sure from the top of my head

In the end, it doesn't matter...because it's just a dev server. It needs to work for a team of a few people, but we couldn't care less whether the installed applications are built with the same technologies or not.

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