Updated for 1.4.4
Best Documentation is available in the TortoiseSVN Help File. Please install TortoiseSVN and the manual can walk anyone through the installation under Windows.
This article is based on a helpful blog post Setting_up_a_Subversion_Server_under_Windows, which got outdated.
You don't need to download the "svnservice" wrapper or similiar programs anymore because since version ?? Subversion server can be run as a service. For details see .
1) Unzip Windows binaries, e.g. to c:\Program Files\subversion\
2) Add the path to subversion binaries to the system Path environment variable: %programfiles%\subversion\bin\
3) Create SVN_EDITOR environment variable to specify text editor to use:
Start the server serviceEdit
sc create SVNserve binpath= "c:\Program Files\subversion\bin\svnserve.exe --service --root \"c:\svn_root\"" displayname= "Subversion Repository" depend= Tcpip start= auto
Start the service:
net start SVNserve
Run the installer. At the end it asks to restart but it's not necessary.
You can create via the command line or through TortoiseSVN. Repositories can be accessed in various ways. Go to the command prompt and type: "svn --version" to see a list of available methods.
- ra_dav : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV (DeltaV) protocol.
- handles 'http' scheme - handles 'https' scheme
- ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
- handles 'svn' scheme
- ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
- handles 'file' scheme
1a) In the command prompt, run
svnadmin create "c:\svn_root"
1b) Right click in explorer, TortoiseSVN | Create Repository here... obviously, you should create a folder named "svn_root" under c:\
2) Go to the directory you created above, open ./conf/svnserve.conf and uncomment these lines (remove # from the beginning of the line):
[general] anon-access = read auth-access = write password-db = passwd
3) uncomment these lines in ./conf/passwd:
[users] harry = harryssecret sally = sallyssecret
5a) create the project for access by svn
svn mkdir svn://localhost/myproject // the svnserve is listening for connections on svn://localhost and it points to "C:\svn_root\" in this example // as the sc command written above has that path set // the repository will have "myproject" as the first folder under the root
5b) create the project for access by local file ( using TortoiseSVN )
Go to Repo-broser and look at: file:///c:\svn_root/ right click and add a folder
Create a projectEdit
1) Create a directory for your working copy. Right-click on it and choose "SVN Checkout..."
2a) Type svn://localhost/myproject/ 2b) Type file:///c:\svn_root/