There is no specific Windows option - you need to have one with SSH access thus choose "SSH Only"
Does that mean I have to run SSH server on Windows?
Also, this option was present in Studio 7.1.1.
Damn, you are right - I missed that.
I've opened [JBIDE-18512] Regression: Can no longer point to FTP nor Windows from deploy only nor jboss server adapters - JBoss Issu… to try fix this but as a workaround you should be able to use SSH but just give it a garbage path and it should allow you to create a server.
Can you tell me what kind of deployment you used in the past in Developer Studio 7 ? was the deployment done via the filesystem over dstore or how ?
Yes, the deployment on 7.1.1 was using DStore, however it didn't quite work, i think the messages were something along the lines of JBossTools is unable to verify that the server is up and responsive. java.io.IOException: java.net.ConnectException: JBAS012174: Could not connect to remote://zzz:9999. The connection failed
I could reach 9999 on the server just fine, the port was open, deployment from IntelliJ 14 also worked. Might have been a different problem.
I then upgraded to 8.0.0CR1 just to find the option for Windows is missing completely.
Anyway, I now configured it with SSH as per your suggestion, i checked "Server is externally managed" so that it doesn't try to use the nonexistent ssh server, and the deployment is working.
However, this way, the files are not put into jboss deployments directory, which might be a bit sub-optimal.
Thanks for helping out, I'm able to proceed now.