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setup sps2010 development environment

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

We have a SharePoint 2010 server farm up and running (1 WFE, 1 SQL DB, 1 APP Server) in production. Now we want to setup a development environment, so the developers can use the it to do the development work.  

We would like to setup the development environment looks like the same as the production environment. That means the development environment will have the same site content as the production has as well as user profiles.

How could I accomplish this? Any best practices for setting up this kind of environment from Microsoft?     

Thanks in advance,


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