Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

The Patch Cache and Freeing Space

When you install a patch using Windows Installer, the .msp file is cached in the %WINDIR%\Installer directory. This accounts for some of the space required by Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. A single patch is cached only once regardless to how many products the patch applies. Starting with Windows Installer 3.0, any patches that contain ...

Known Issues with Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

There are several known issues when installing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. I've documented these below and, when possible, have included workarounds and status on any pending fixes. Contents Error 1718.File '...' was rejected by digital signature policy Install Rolls Back and Breaks Applications like Live Messenger Visual Studio 2005 ...

Workaround for Error 1718

When installing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, you may see an error like the following (file name will vary): Error 1718.File D:WINDOWSInstaller50baad.msp was rejected by digital signature policy. Knowledge Base article 925336 had originally documented instructions using the Local Security Policy UI to work around this issue based on my ...

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