Installing Windows Subversion client

Installation Instructions

Install TortoiseSVN 1.9.2

  • Download TortoiseSVN 1.9.2 (32bit) or TortoiseSVN 1.9.2 (64bit)
  • Unzip and run the installation script (msi file)
  • Once the installer wizard starts select "Next" to begin the installation
  • In the next two screens proceed by accepting the license terms and default installation location
  • Once the install is complete select the "Finish" button and allow the installer to restart your computer

Setup the repository browser

  • Open windows explorer
  • Right-click any folder; in the pop-up window highlight "TortoiseSVN"
  • Choose the first TortoiseSVN option, "Repo-Browser"
  • Within the URL window prompt type the following address: https://svn.admin.uillinois.edu/svn/<RepositoryName> and select "OK"
  • The next screen may prompt for authentication credentials(If you had not provided them earlier). Provide your Enterprise Application Service user name and password. Check the "Save authentication" check box to ensure that will only be prompt once
  • After clicking "OK" the repository browser will be operational and you may begin navigating the Subversion repository

Checking Out a Directory

  • Open windows explorer
  • Create a new folder on your local hard drive to check out a portion of the repository to (ex. "C:\LocalSVN")
  • Right-click within either the "Folder" enter "Browser" pane and a list of options will appear
  • Select "SVN Checkout"
  • Within the URL field, type the location within the repository that you want to checkout: (ex. https://svn.admin.uillinois.edu/svn/<RepositoryName>/scratch/)
  • In the "Checkout directory" field enter the location of your local directory to checkout the selected portion of the repository to. (ex. "C:\LocalSVN\<RepositoryName>\scratch")
  • Use the "Checkout Depth" drop down field to select whether to checkout everything under the target location or just the first level of files and/or directories. The default level is "Fully recursive" which will checkout every file and directory that exists under the target directory. In most cases this is the level you will want to checkout with
  • Select "OK"
  • The next screen may prompt for authentication credentials(If you had not provided them earlier). Provide your Enterprise Application Service user name and password. Check the "Save authentication" check box to ensure that will only be prompt once
  • After clicking "OK" the TortoiseSVN client will begin checkout out the requested location to your local machine