When installing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, users may see an error that reads, Error 1718.File D:WINDOWSInstaller50baad.msp was rejected by digital signature policy. While the filename will be different, the result is that the patch will not install. We first ran into this problem with the beta internally, and through investigation I fo
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Virtual machines are great for testing product installation and update scenarios. I use Virtual Server currently with a base platform and undo disks enabled to test installation. When done – no matter what the impact is to my virtual machine – I click "Turn off Virtual Machine and Discard Undo Disks". Within seconds the machine is
Windows Live Search for Mobile 1.0 has been released as announced on Live Search's blog. I used the beta for a while and really like this mobile smart client. It has a lot of capabilities driven from Live Search, but the screenshot below is one of its best features. It also supports category searches and shows traffic for major cities. To se
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When installing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, there are a number of errors that might occur due to insufficient disk space. You might see an error like the following that reads, Error 1307.There is not enough disk space to install this file: D:WINDOWSSymbolsdllmfc80d.IA64.pdb. Free some disk space and click Retry, or click Cancel to exit.
When installing Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System, you might see an error that reads, The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2902. The arguments are: ixoRegAddValue, , You ca
If Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 fails to install, you might find additional .msp files under %WINDIR%\Installer for each failed attempt. You should not simply delete these patches, however, because if one of the patches was applied successfully to one target product, deleting that patch will cause future maintenance installs – including